How can cities become Smart Cities?
A Smart City is one that places people at the center of development, incorporates Information and Communication Technologies into urban management, and uses these elements as tools to stimulate the design of an effective government that includes collaborative planning and citizen participation. By promoting integrated and sustainable development, Smart Cities become more innovative, competitive, attractive, and resilient, thus improving lives. Download the Guide >>
BID UrbanLab - Santa Marta, Colombia
The IDB UrbanLab is an international competition where students, university professors and young professionals find creative and innovative solutions to urban problems in emerging cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Participate >>
Emerging and Sustainable Cities
The Emerging and Sustainable Cities program seeks to address these challenges by developing planning tools like greenhouse gas inventories and risk maps as well as action plans to put cities in Latin America and the Caribbean on a sustainable pathway that includes low -carbon, climate-resilient development. Video >>
Sustainable Nassau: A vision for resilient, competitive and inclusive urban growth
Ellis Juan, General Coordinator of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, tells us the story of Nassau, a city that is embracing its future while celebrating its past. Video >>