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. It 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.


Check some workshops that have been done in the arena:

- Smart city concepts in Curitiba: innovation for sustainable mobility and energy efficiency – Final seminar 2017
- Project Meeting Smart city concepts in Curitiba 2015 and 2016
- Summit SMART Project 2015
- Cyber Security Workshop 2014
- Attractive Cities Workshop 2012 and 2013

The workshops brought together more than 200 participants who had the opportunity to meet and carry out a major multidisciplinary project between the two countries.


Find out the highlight project of the Arena:

- Smart city concepts in Curitiba: The project aimed at combining information technology and smart grids to develop electro-mobility, energy efficiency and low-carbon emissions in the city of Curitiba. The partners involved are: Curitiba Municipality, Volvo Bus, URBS, Combitech, Sweden, as well as universities from both countries, such as the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), and CISB.


Read more about the project in:

» Newsletter November 2016
» Newsletter April 2017
» Project Page on KTH website


For more information, please send us a message contact@cisb.org.br