• Sunday 16 Oct 2016
  • Smart Sustainable Cities in the New Urban Agenda: Where We Are at and Where We Could Be

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE),
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC),
    • International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
    Partner Organization:
    • United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects . - By utilizing the full potential of ICTs to support urban operations and participation, smart sustainable cities can be key enablers for achieving the main objectives envisioned in the New Urban Agenda and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Smart sustainable cities aim to drive inclusivity, accessibility, safety, innovative labour mobility, increased production and resiliency. - This event intends to bridge the gaps in the understanding of what is a smart sustainable city, demonstrate how international standards and KPIs can facilitate the incorporation of ICTs to effectively deliver on the objectives of the New Urban Agenda. - Coordination between governments, private sector and citizens is essential to create an equitable systems to augment their understanding of the city ecosystems and also provide essential inputs to the design and planning process.