Events in Uruguay to build Smart Sustainable Cities in Latin America

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Upcoming events in Uruguay will advance discussions on the technologies and cross-sector partnerships required to realize Smart Sustainable Cities in Latin America.

Tailored to the specific needs of the region, the events will analyze developments in ICT-enabled smart cities and ancillary fields, such as smart water management; the environmentally sound management of e-waste; the responsible consideration of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs); and the role to be played by academic and research institutions in creating smarter urban environments.

The free-of-charge, open-to-all events are co-organized by ITU and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, 11-14 March, hosted by the Government of Uruguay. The event will be held in English and Spanish.

The drive towards smart cities represents a convergence of specialized skills around the common goal of responding to the socio-economic and environmental sustainability demands of a rapidly urbanizing global population. The events in Uruguay will gather experts from a variety of fields – ICT, municipal government, city planning, regulation, research, standardization, and more – to discuss how Latin America will benefit from new capabilities enabled by the integration of ICTs in cities’ infrastructure and operations.

The four-day series of events is composed as follows:

  • 11 March 2014: Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities
  • 12 March 2014: Forum on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste in Latin America
  • 13 March 2014 (AM): Forum on Human Exposure to EMFs in Latin America
  • 13 March 2014 (PM): Forum on Smart Water Management
  • 14 March 2014 (AM): Forum on Saving the Planet through ICT: The Role of Academia

More information on ITU’s work on Smart Sustainable Cities can be found on the homepage of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC) here…

More information on ITU’s work on Smart Water Management can be found on the homepage of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Water Management (FG-SWM) here…

More information on ITU-T’s work on EMF can be found here…

More information on ITU-T’s work on Environment and Climate Change can be found here…

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