“UrbanTec Brasil – Smart Solutions for Better Cities” is an international, practice oriented conference about the best planning strategies, management and funding models for smart, sustainable urban development.
UrbanTec Brasil 2017 will address themes that deal with major problems of the legacy left by the current pattern of city planning in Brazil, in partciluar those problems related to the scenarios of transformation announced by the climate changes that tend to aggravate social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities. With this in mind, medium-sized and large cities were selected, as defined by population of 100,000 to 1,000,000 inhabitants, for the purpose of analyzing the potentialities and opportunities of investing in innovating and creative solutions in the following thematic areas:
- Green infrastructure
- Renewable energies
- Solid residues
- Sustainable social housing
- Urban Mobility
- Systems of urban information
- System of innovation and financing
UrbanTec Brasil draws attention to a huge opportunity for creating a more sustainable Brazil: investments in medium-sized and large cities, those between 100,000 to 1,000,000 people.
These new dynamic centers currently have the highest growth rates, while still maintaining good indexes of human development and quality of life. Since their development is still manageable at this stage of growth, more can be done with lower costs of implementation, if intervention is planned and urban demands anticipated.
And the right time is now. If middle cities manage to attract investment and engage in adequate urban planning processes to build sustainable mobility, energy and sanitation systems, twenty years from now Brazil’s urban centers will be much more livable places.