Ya está disponoble el «SMART CITIES STUDY 2021»

La cuarta edición del Smart Cities Study 2021 elaborado por la Comunidad de Práctica de Ciudades Digitales de CGLU, se ha centrado en la resiliencia de las ciudades y, especialmente, en analizar cómo la pandemia de la Covid-19 ha inducido a las ciudades a adoptar medidas “Smart” para luchar contra los efectos negativos que la pandemia ha generado y que han contribuido a la mejora de su resiliencia.

El estudio tiene como objetivo conocer la situación previa a la pandemia de las ciudades, identificando su nivel de digitalización y los recursos y herramientas “Smart” con los que contaba. Analiza qué impacto tuvo la pandemia en los distintos ámbitos de gobernanza local y qué nuevas medidas o herramientas “Smart” se utilizaron para combatir las consecuencias negativas que se generaron. Por último, el estudio constata en qué grado este tipo de actuaciones han servido para aumentar la resiliencia de las ciudades, y hacer una valoración sobre la utilidad de las nuevas medidas y herramientas para combatir crisis futuras.

En el estudio han participado 35 ciudades de 20 países de Europa, América Latina, África y Asia.

El estudio se encuentra disponible en castellano y en inglés.

Pueden encontrar más información en el siguiente enlace:


Govtech 2021

GovTech 2021 invites data and technology pioneers to explore the challenges and successes of implementing new and emerging technologies in the public sector. Tech trailblazers and government officials will come together virtually on 12th October 2021 to share knowledge and bridge the gap between policy and cutting-edge technology. Your benefits:

  • A program delivered by leading policymakers and decision-makers across the technology sector
  • The opportunity to solve strategic problems by sharing ideas and solutions with over 300 of your peers
  • GovTech Deployment and GovTech Culture Shift streams to allow delegates to hear targeted content, tailored to their expertise

+ info: https://govtechglobal.co.uk/

ITU Digital World 2021

Join ITU Digital World 2021, the leading UN tech event for government, industry, and tech SMEs. Connect, exhibit and explore common challenges, share ideas and build partnerships. ITU Digital World offers:

  • A global platform for major industry players, tech SMEs, countries, and organizations
  • International visibility for innovative ICT products, technologies, and solutions
  • High-level debates led by experts on the core issues affecting the ICT sector
  • Targeted networking at all levels of the industry
  • Sharing knowledge and best practice across emerging and developed markets
  • UN recognition as a provider of ICT for sustainable development in the Awards Programm

ITU Digital World 2021 takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam from October 12-15, 2021.

+ info: https://digital-world.itu.int/

Innovate4Cities 2021

UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) invite you to be part of the global Innovate4Cities 2021 climate change conference. Also known as the I4C conference, Innovate4Cities 2021 is a virtual global and regional event that brings together cities, innovation, climate change, science, policy and practice united by a common objective: enabling cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.

+ info: https://i4c.conference.evey.live/conferences/innovate-4-cities/pages/i4c-home

Smart buildings show 2021

Smart Buildings Show connects visitors to the latest information and technology in the smart buildings industry.

We will give visitors the information they need to arrive at an informed decision on how to make their intelligent buildings more economic for owners and more functional for occupiers. Smart Buildings Show will take place at ExCeL, London on 6-7 October 2021. Smart buildings deliver services that make occupants productive at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. To do this requires adding intelligence from the design phase through to the end of the building's useful life. Smart buildings use information technology during operation to connect subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimise total building performance.

Smart Buildings Show 2021 will cover all key aspects of creating and managing a smart building, including:

  • Building automation systems
  • Energy efficiency
  • Lighting and controls
  • Security
  • HVAC
  • Smart meters and monitoring
  • Networks and wireless
  • Software
  • Services and support
  • Building automation and design
  • Building energy management
  • Regulations and consultancy
  • Workplace and wellbeing


+ info: https://smartbuildingsshow.com/


The 3rd Urban Economy Forum, UEF 2021, will have a systematic focus on how to deliver adequate and affordable housing and healthy environments as core pillars for urban economic recovery to deliver sustainable cities and achieve the SDGs. UEF 2021 will focus on housing as one of the key elements for urban equality, and as a practical arena for shifting societal behavior in a world affected by climate change and pandemics. There are a number of good practices for effective and scalable solutions being adopted by the people most impacted by COVID-19, who are least likely to have a steady place to call home and most affected by the damage to our climate.

+ info: https://www.ueforum.org/uef-2021

UITP Global Public Transport Summit

UITP Global Public Transport Summit, the defining event in public transport is moving from 6-9 June 2021 to 14-17 December 2021 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

Because of the current global coronavirus pandemic, it is ensured that this event will be held ensuring the comfort, health and safety of all participants as a priority.

With a proud history spanning 135 years, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit is the world’s major platform for public transport professionals. The UITP Summit brings together the brightest and best-known names to debate and implement the next steps for our cities. UITP will use this time to build an even bigger and better edition of the world’s largest event dedicated to urban mobility.

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UCLG World Council 2021

The 2021 UCLG World Council meetings will be held from 16 to 18 November in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

The alignment with the Smart City Expo, of which UCLG is a strategic partner, will ensure a broader outreach of the Council’s policy debates and grant UCLG members enhanced access to the sessions of an event which many of them usually attend.

Additional information will be available soon.

European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

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SUM Bilbao 2021 -Sustainable Mobility Congress

SUM Bilbao will take place on 6-7 October 2021. A major international event in which leaders, institutions and companies will discuss strategic aspects, exchange experiences and solutions and work together to build the mobility of the future with sustainability as key driver.

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