Urban development arena

The Urban Development Arena was launched in November 2012 when we started the discussion of the concept Smart Cities and the connection between Swedish and Brazilian actors.

The arena really took off in November 2013 with the 2nd Workshop about Attractive Cities, which discussed the challenges of cities in relation to energy efficiency, traffic management and urban mobility. We had the participation of several relevant panellists and the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding amongst the city of Curitiba, Brazilian Universities, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden and CISB, with the aim to promote the sustainable development in Curitiba increasing the cooperation between Sweden and Brazil.

Public transport with low carbon dioxide emission, sustainable buildings, waste management, reduction of subsidies to fossil fuel (such as gasoline, diesel, coal, amongst others) and the incentive to the development of clean technologies are some of the factors that are part of Smart Cities, and the their benefits, besides directly impacting quality of life for the population, generation an economy of costs. In this scenario, a consortium of interested parties in Sweden and Brazil is promoting innovation in the system, combining information technology with smart networks to develop electro-mobility, efficient energy services, low carbon emission transport for sustainable urban development and the creation of opportunities to rethink the development of cities. The collaboration between the two countries wishes to establish a bilateral commitment of innovation development for sustainability.

Find below some of the workshops that were part of CISB’s Annual Meetings about the arena:

- Attractive Cities Workshop 2012
- Attractive Cities Workshop 2013
- Cyber Security Workshop 2014
- Summit SMART Project 2015
- Project Meeting Smart cities concepts in Curitiba 2015

Currently, the Urban development Arena is formed by lots of partners and projects. To find out more about them click here to send us a message.