Guidelines

  • Nicosia Guidelines 2016 - The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: increased revenue and reduced expenses for better public services

    "The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: increase revenue and reduce expenses for better public services" is the result of the 2016 Citizenship Series held in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Guidelines analyze trends and opportunities regarding existing technological solutions, available to cities today, and also risks, challenges and lessons learned. Each chapter comprises city case studies, as well as interviews with key actors, and concludes with recommendations about the elements that enable the success of SMART initiatives. 


    Chapter 1 - Digital government

    Chapter 2 - Transparency and citizen engagement

    Chapter 3 - Energy efficiency of municipal assets

    Chapter 4 - Efficiency of public services and infrastructures

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  • Oslo guidelines 2015 - Public-Private Partnerships for SMART city management

    This document is the result of the discussions held during Uraía first Citizenship Series which took place in Oslo in June 2015. It gathers general recommendations on the cooperation of cities with the private sector in the field of SMART and it is and is based on the participants’ experiences.  

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  • MADRID GUIDELINES 2017 - TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE CITIES: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE

    This document is the product of the debate generated during the 2017 Uraía “Citizenship Series” that took place in Madrid, Spain on 9 and 10th February 2017 co-organised with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces - FEMP. The publication is the result of a collaborative effort by the participants who attended the workshop including representatives of local governments, their associations, city networks, civil society, international organizations and research institutes from all around the world.

    We present here different approaches by cities that use SMART technologies to promote innovation to increase transparency, accountability and participation in city management. The document has been put together by the Uraía team (Maria Alejandra Rico, with the help of Fabienne Perucca and Agyedho Nyaba) under the supervision of Diana López Caramazana, Head of government and decentralization Unit at UN-Habitat.