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Smart Cities for Dummies

An article by DAN HOORNWEG (Professor and Jeff Boyce Research Chair, University of Ontario Institute of Technology): I grimace when I see those ads to ‘Build a Smarter Planet’.…

How Alesund became Norway’s first city to adopt smart city KPIs

How Alesund became Norway’s first city to adopt smart city KPIs

The city of Ålesund lies on the West Coast of Norway between high mountains and the famous fjords. By Eva Vinje Aurdal, Mayor of Ålesund Home to approximately 67,000 people, the city of…

Designing cities that work for women: the value of inclusive design

Designing cities that work for women: the value of inclusive design

A project in Indonesia has shown the importance of including women in the planning of safe, sustainable cities.   Summary •    city planning often neglects the needs,…

Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Urban planning and design shape the environment around us – and that environment, in turn, shapes how we live, work, play, move, and rest. Cities have historically been…

New work stream on "Emergency response of cities to COVID-19"

The COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented imp​​acts on the social and economic aspect of many cities. ICT solutions and digital technologies can significantly expand a city’s capacity to…

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…

Iranian Smart Cities Center of Excellence, Development Opportunity for Next Generation Smart Cities in Iran

Iranian Smart Cities Center of Excellence, Development Opportunity for Next Generation Smart Cities in Iran

A progressive step forward: OiER is welcoming MAGFA (Information Technology Development Center) as an exclusive partner within the OiER Center of Excellence for Smart and Sustainable Cities. The…

The North West International SDG Conference

The North West International SDG Conference

  International thinkers, politicians and business leaders will debate and share experiences to find solutions for a sustainable future.  Best of all, you are invited to join this amazing…

Announcing New Partnership in the Construction Sector

Announcing New Partnership in the Construction Sector

OiER/United Cities Digital sign an agreement with Iran Construction Engineering Organization (IRCEO) to support Smart Sustainable City Development. The cooperation will cover digital training…