So-called “smart cities” have nothing to do with calculations or mathematical solutions. We can thus call the municipalities that make strategic use of technology in their planning process, with the participation of citizens. These actions can occur in various sectors of urban planning, such as social housing, energy, urban mobility, garbage collection or air pollution control.
While this trend is already true in many parts of the world, such as Japan’s capital Tokyo (the most intelligent city on the globe), it is still a challenge for Brazilian rulers.
In the ranking of the 165 main Smart Cities in the world, released by the IESE Business School, we occupy 6 positions. These include:
- São Paulo (116th)
- Rio de Janeiro (126th)
- Curitiba (135th)
- Brasília (138th)
- Salvador (147th)
- Belo Horizonte (151st)
One of the ways to accelerate the development of cities in this sense, the partnership between government and regional providers can be decisive.
Take a look at our participation in the 6th Meeting of Mayors of the State, which happened in March of this year, where smart cities were the main guideline: