OiER at the 9th Green Standards Week

OiER at the 9th Green Standards Week

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, the UN Environment, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme…

USC & Deutsche Telekom launch Smart City Co-Creation Toolbox

USC & Deutsche Telekom launch Smart City Co-Creation Toolbox

Guidelines with methods and practical examples for cities’ digitization goals Co-creation: Administration and citizens work together to develop the sustainability of their city Strong partners: United Smart Cities and German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) _______________________________________________________________ April 8th, UNECE Day of Cities, Geneva:…

Smart Cities, Smart Investment: USC at the Global Summit Berlin

Smart Cities, Smart Investment: USC at the Global Summit Berlin

Successful investment is one of the most important components in the life-cycle of a project. More and more investors recognize the value and future of Smart City projects, products and technologies. Especially the Construction and Infrastructure sector is receiving a lot of attention lately from investors. Quite natural, looking at all the tasks this branch will have to serve in the future. The…

LIVE - Energy Globe Conference “Sustainable Town and Cities”

LIVE - Energy Globe Conference “Sustainable Town and Cities”

The „Energy Globe“ - The World Award for Sustainability - is today’s most renowned environmental prize worldwide. This fact was surveyed by the American agency Arthur D. Little. In total, 182 nations with 2300 implemented projects participate e.g. in the year 2018. All projects protecting our environment may be submitted. The Energy Globe Award is presented in the categories…

USC joining the World Government Summit 2019

USC joining the World Government Summit 2019

The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The World Government Summit is a knowledge exchange forum at the intersection of government, technology,…

Undiscovered Potentials - Best Practices around the World

Undiscovered Potentials - Best Practices around the World

How can cities around the world become smart and sustainable? In order to provide a valid answer, UNECE and OiER developed the global platform United Smart Cities (USC). In 2016, UNECE initiated the worldwide initiative United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 16 UN agencies are involved in this. Using 92 performance…

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

The hotspots of the future are cities and urban areas. We have asked the USC Director Kari Aina Eik for an UdW interview. What is USC about? According to the United Nations, in 2050 around two-thirds of people will live in urban areas, some of which will be very small. This poses major challenges for the cities. Each city is unique, has its own DNA, and therefore needs individual solutions to…

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