Urban development arena

The Urban Development Arena was launched in November 2012, during the 2nd CISB Annual Meeting, as part of the Attractive Cities Workshop discussions, which initiated connections between different stakeholders from Brazil and Sweden.

In November 2013, the 2nd Attractive Cities Workshop gave strength to the arena, enabling a more targeted discussion on the challenges of cities regarding energy efficiency, traffic management and urban mobility. The event counted with the participation of experts in the area and with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipality of Curitiba, Brazilian Universities, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) from Sweden and CISB, aiming to promote sustainable development in the city of Curitiba and intensify cooperation between partners from Brazil and Sweden.

The construction of Sustainable Cities is composed of a series of factors such as public transport with low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, sustainable buildings, waste management, reduction of fossil fuel subsidies (gasoline, diesel, among others) digitalization and stimulus to the development of clean technologies. When aligned, these factors generate many benefits that directly impact the quality of life of the population and generate cost savings.

Facing this scenario, a consortium of Swedish and Brazilian stakeholders has promoted system innovation, combining information technology with smart grids to develop electro-mobility, efficient energy services and low-carbon transport aimed at sustainable urban development and creating opportunities to rethink the development of cities.

Get to know some of the workshops already held 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
  • SMART Project Summit 2015
  • Cyber Security Workshop 2014
  • Attractive Cities Workshop 2012 and 2013

Get to know the Arena's featured project:

  • Smart city concepts in Curitiba: Low-carbon transport and mobility in a digital society.

    Started in 2013, the project created a consortium of Swedish and Brazilian universities and companies that has been developing studies and demonstration activities in the Brazilian city of Curitiba, in order to promote sustainable urban mobility through the combination of information technologies and smart grids.

    The project is in its third phase and the partners involved are the City of Curitiba, Chalmers University of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Hexagon, Leica Geosystems, Sweco, Vinnova, FINEP and the CISB.

Brazil Sweden Cooperation

In 2016, Sweden and Brazil inaugurated the Steering Group of Innovation (SGI) between the Swedish Ministries of Enterprise and Innovation (MEI) and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), with the aim of creating favorable conditions for the implementation of strategic partnerships, with Smart Cities being one of the focus areas.

Learn more about the joint actions in the area of Smart Cities: https://inovacaosueciabrasil.com.br and https://www.sbii.org.

For more information about the Arena, send us a message contact@cisb.org.br.