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Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Smart Sustainable Cities, a citizens’ perspective Martin Beaumont, Programme Director, Sustainable Cities Programme, Avina.

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1 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Smart Sustainable Cities, a citizens’ perspective Martin Beaumont, Programme Director, Sustainable Cities Programme, Avina ITU Workshop on Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities (SCC) in Latin America (Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013)

2 2 Avina at a glance Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Latin American Foundation born in 1994 Near 100 staff members in 15 countries, investing in budget: USD 72M (USD 25M Avina’s) 4,500+ local allies 6 main agendas: energy, water, migrations, Amazon biome, recycling and sustainable cities.

3 3 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Latin American City: unequal and unsustainable

4 4 Latin American Cities: more cars, less mobility Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 The annual cost of traffic congestion in Sao Paulo equals the city annual budget, i.e. USD 17 billion dollars.

5 5 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

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8 8 Sustainable Cities Programme Our goal: Cities as public goods Public = common, visible and open It means changing the institutions affecting the quality of life in our cities: Governance: citizens’ views & voice in decision making, M&E, accountability, &. Transactions (malls!), &. Public services: mobility, education, &. Some examples: Citizens’ participation in decisions affecting their lives (Public Budgets) Citizens’ and their organizations producing information and knowledge (Citizens Monitoring Systems) Authorities and citizens using indicators to track city changes (Target Plans). Authorities reporting against those plans (Cuentas públicas) Local gvmts. using best practices (PCS) Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

9 The Latin American Network of Sustainable Cities Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

10 10 SSC: data produced by citizens Lima, Peru, 5 December

11 11 SSC: citizens-valued information Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

12 12 SSC: empowering citizens Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

13 13 SSC: accountability “Transparency of 2014 Cup host cities increases, but eight did not reach 50% of grade”. Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

14 14 SSC: accelerating civic innovations Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

15 15 Conclusions and Recommendations SSC requires factoring the understanding of our cities and trends (unequal, barely democratic, &). SSC requires answering the basic questions: What is our vision for the city? Fairer, safer, resilient, democratic, sustainable. What view of sustainabilty? New economy more than green economy (cars with etanol). What do we need to measure? Quality of life from citizens perspective (what we measure is what we see and manage –indicators). What kind of technology do we need? One that empowers citizens: not only data suppliers but open-end networked users, producing knowledge to change the city. (technology as a bridge). Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013


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