Smart Sustainable Cites: a key element for Knowledge Societies Guilherme Canela Advisor, Communication and Information UNESCO Montevideo Office [email protected] Which cities? • • • • • • • • Smart? Digital? Inclusive? Creative? Innovative? Sustainable? Weise? All the above? Common Features Cities Timining ICTs Knowledge Access to Information Transparency Accessibility Equality Cooperation Development Environment Efficiency Participation Public Policies Waste Innovation Public Goods Inclusion What else? Smart Cities-Driven Policies: a few examples for discussion E-government Smart Cities-Driven Policies: a few examples for discussion ICTs and Education Conclusions and Recommendations Let´s try not to reinvent the wheel We need to listen citizens One size doesn´t fits all Multistakeholder cooperation We need to listen cities´ decision makers and policy makers Public Policies Gracias!