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.