Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the most urbanized regions in the world. However, only a small number of the cities in the region could be considered as " smart cities". Nevertheless, many municipalities are working to maximize the potential provided by the use of information and communication technologies to improve the lives of their inhabitants. The … [Read more...] about Is my city ready to become a smart city?
Innovative solutions in the public sector: The new Govtech ecosystems
The COVID-19 pandemic has put national and sub-national governments around the world to the test. Public health systems have been overwhelmed by an exponential increase in patients while governments have had tremendous difficulties in detecting and controlling infections. At the same time, the provision of essential public services such as education or public transport has at … [Read more...] about Innovative solutions in the public sector: The new Govtech ecosystems
Strengthening local communities in cities through innovative models
As Yuval Noah Harari describes in his book “Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind”: human society had evolved for thousands of years in small communities that were characterized by strong relationships between individuals and mutual support systems. We are more likely to be part of a community than to be isolated from one. The experiences learned from the SARS-CoV-2 … [Read more...] about Strengthening local communities in cities through innovative models