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Third Meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative (U4SSC)

Third Meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative (U4SSC)

26 April 2018
Malaga Spain

Venue: Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Language: English


As part of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) Initiative, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organizing the Third Meeting of the U4SSC Initiative that will be kindly hosted by the City of Malaga on 26 April 2018 in Malaga, Spain. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 9th Forum on Urban Intelligence and Sustainability taking place from 25-26 April 2018 in Malaga, Spain.

The main objectives of the meeting are to: 

  • revise the terms of reference of the U4SSC;
  • present the set of deliverables developed within U4SSC;
  • provide a platform to present views on recent trends and explore opportunities to identify strategies on, inter alia, standardization, integration & interoperability to build smarter and more sustainable cities; 
  • deliberate on the future activities and develop an action plan for the coming year; 
  • engage in discussions on the development of Global Smart Sustainable Cities Index.

The event will bring together leading specialists in the field, from city planners to engineers, designers, policy-makers, government officials, regulators, academia and standards experts. This event is free of charge and open to all.

Report of the meeting

Download the report

Draft programme and practical information

Download the Programme here

Download the Practical Information document here

Background documents


Title Presenter Download
Opening remarks Reyna Ubeda, ITU PDF
Opening remarks Domenica Carriero, UNECE PDF
Session1: City Panel on "Building Tomorrows' Cities Today"
Management of the city of Pully with U4SSC KPIs: visualizations, target values and scale aspects Alexandre Bosshard, Head, Department for Industrial Services and Technical Office, Pully, Switzerland PDF
Comayaguela Digital City: Think Smart, Think Digital, Think in Honduras Ana Santos, Director, Smart Cities Project, CONATEL, Honduras PDF
Brabant Urban & Rural; One Smart Community Kees Rovers, Founder, Close the Gap PDF
Is smart the same as digital? Carmen de Campo, Manager, Ferrovial Services Centre of Excellence for Cities PDF
Mission of smart cities in China in 2018 Ziqin Sang, Fiberhome, China PDF
Seville's Smart City Concept Esperanza Caro Gomez, Council, City of Sevilla, Spain PDF
Valencia - Ciudad Inteligente Javier Llavador, Estrategia VLCi, City of Valencia, Spain PDF
Session 2: Overview and Deliverables of the first phase of the U4SSC
Overview of U4SSC Paolo Gemma, Vice-Chairman, United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) PDF
Flipbook on "Enhancing innovation and participation in smart sustainable cities" Okan Geray, Smart Dubai Office PDF
Flipbook on "Connecting cities and communities with the SDGs" Domenica Carriero, UNECE PDF
Flipbook on "Collection Methodology for Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities" Reyna Ubeda, ITU PDF
Session 3: Ongoing Work and Review of U4SSC ToR
U4SSC brief overview: Guidelines on Strategies for Circular Cities Okan Geray, Smart Dubai Office PDF
Brief overview: Guides on tools and mechanisms to finance SSC projects Kari Aina Eik, Secretary General, Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER) PDF
The Impact of New Frontier Technologies in Cities Sang Ziqin, Fiberhome China and Tomas Llorente, Tech Coordinator at Ayuntamiento Collado Villalba, Spain PDF
Session 4: Key performance indicators and city profiles
Promoting smart sustainable cities in the UNECE region Domenica Carriero, UNECE PDF
ITU transforming cities in smarter and more sustainable Reyna Ubeda, ITU PDF
Bizerte Smart City Borhene Dhaouadi, Bizerte Smart City PDF
Developing a Digital Economy Sub-Index for Cities for Smart and Sustainable Growth Chee Wee Tan, Director of Corporate Planning and Research in the Infocomm-Media Development Authority of Singapore PDF
Session 5: Building a Global Smart Sustainable Cities Index
Building a Global Smart Sustainable Cities Index Barbara Kolm, Director, Austrian Economics Center PDF


Host and organizers