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Design and implementation of the emerging and sustainable cities platform

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Frame of Image st-paced urbanization in developing countries is one of the major changes that the world is undergoing. IDB (2011) points out that even though urban areas produce in average 60% to 70% of a country’s GDP, two out of three people that reside in urban areas do so in conditions of poverty. This, together with the vulnerability to natural disasters, and the impact on climate change, bring up a discussion about urban sustainability in LAC. In an attempt to mitigate the negative effects that urbanization brings, researchers have provided new concepts and initiatives concerning sustainable cities (e.g., sustainable city, smart city, and ubiquitous city and Eco 2 city, amongst others). One of these initiatives is led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), who in 2011 established a platform named “Sustainable Emerging Cities” (SEC). Its main objective is to foster a better environment for next generations of urban dwellers; avoiding the problems faced today by mega cities.
IDB (2011) describes that sustainable city refers to one that offers a high quality of living to its residents, its impacts on the environment are low, has the capability to respond to climate change, and has the administrative and fiscal capacity to carry out its management functions. For this reason, the three pillars of a sustainable city were established as: 1) environmental sustainability and climate change, 2) sustainable urban development, and 3) fiscal sustainability. If these aspects are carried out


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Title Design and implementation of the emerging and sustainable cities platform
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Korea Eximbank

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[Seoul]:Korea Eximbank

Date 2012-06
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program; Joint consulting proejcts with IDB
Pages 134
Subject Country Brazil(Americas)
El Salvador(Americas)
Uruguay(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language Korean
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < IT
Government and Law < Governance
Holding Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Recipient Country Brazil(Americas)
El Salvador(Americas)
Uruguay(Americas)
Donor Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Supervisor Korea Eximbank
Organizer Korea Eximbank
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31

Abstract

This project aims to support IDB’s Sustainable Emerging Cities Platform by sharing Korea’s experience, knowledge and insights in accelerating the Broadband Internet Connectivity and Smart Cities Initiative aimed at promoting competitiveness and sustainable socioeconomic development of the target cities. By analyzing challenges that the LAC cities are facing, Korea team can share the lessons from best practices and mistakes, so that those cities would not face the same mistakes again and promote their sustainable development of cities in areas such as cities competitiveness, social inclusion, enhancing the quality of life of the inhabitants, etc.
This consulting project will analyze the overall ICT and broadband connectivity environment of the selected cities, provide a set of recommendations and design an action plan aimed at increasing the levels of broadband connectivity and the usage of solutions to reduce the digital divide, increase the socio economic impact in the cities, and promote sustainable urban development.

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