November 30, 2018     cib    

8th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress reaffirms the links between metropolitan governance and the creation of more liveable and equitable smart cities


More than 21,000 visitors attended this year’s edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona and, between last November 13 and 15, had the opportunity to join a wide range of activities focused on how we can make cities better places to live in. Metropolis has collaborated with the organization of the event as one of its supporting institutions, and set the discussions about the importance of metropolitan governance frameworks to boost smarter urban agglomerations around the world.


As essential actors in the process of building more livable and equitable societies, local and regional governments had a remarkable participation in the event’s program.  Their political and technical representatives, as well as the chairs of international local government networks were among the more than 400 speakers who enriched the discussions about Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Inclusive & Sharing Cities, and Governance & Finance. The representation of the major metropolises was made visible in more than 20 sessions, which featured presentations from Athens, Barcelona (city and metropolitan area), Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Córdoba, Grand Lyon, Guadalajara, La Paz, Madrid, Montevideo, Moscow, Puebla, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo and Toronto.


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Source: Metropolis