30 June - 1 July 2014. Santander, Spain
The Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities (CDC) of UCLG is collaborating with UN HABITAT in the organization of the “Marketplace and project design exercise for SMART Technologies for municipal sustainability” that will be held from 30 June to 1 July 2014 in the City of Santander.
The Local Governments and Decentralization Unit of UN Habitat and the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV) are jointly designing a pilot project to facilitate access to apps and SMART technologies that are able to support cities in generating endogenous resources, thanks to better access and the provision of public services within a framework of transparency in their management and delivery.
The goal of this pilot project is to support both cities in developing SMART technologies, and industrialized countries in their challenge to introduce SMART technologies for public management. The project will create a world network to exchange experiences and will develop concrete apps able to help municipalities better manage their municipal finances.
This launch event to be held in Santander is the first of a series of meetings that will be held in other cities around the world, and will have as main objectives:
1. Need assessments for the participant cities in relation to the implementation of SMART technologies in the municipal finances field.
2. Identification of the areas of interest for the development of pilot apps.
3. Launch of the global network on SMART municipal finance.
4. Identification of the most frequent challenges for the implementation of SMART technologies in public management, with special attention to the procurement process and the normative aspects of municipal fiscal management.
5. Networking space for the participant cities and the private sector (with special focus on technological service providers and telephonic companies).
6. Study visit to the project of the host city of Santander in implementing SMART technologies, analysis of the Smart Santander experience and identification of lessons learnt.
If you are interested in taking part in the Workshop, please contact Diana A. Lopez Caramazana, Decentralization and Local Governments Unit – UN Habitat: firstname.lastname@example.org.