UrbanTec Brasil

Smart Solutions For Better Cities

The 20th century growth of Brazil occurred in the big urban centers.

Brazil´s biggest cities continue to grow in the current century, but a new player emerged: Medium-sized towns, those with a population of between 250,000 and more than a million inhabitants, are currently the cities with the highest growth rates, while still maintaining good indexes of human development and quality of life.

These new dynamic centers pose immense opportunities for sustainable investments, as their development is still manageable at this stage of growth. More can be done with lower implementation costs, if intervention is planned and the urban demands are anticipated.

And the right time is now. If the medium-sized 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.

  • UrbanTec Brasil 2015 – “Smart Solutions for Better Cities” is an international conference about the best planning strategies, management and funding models for smart, sustainable urban development.
  • Based on presentations of best practice cases from around the world, city mayors, administrators and planners can learn how to use technological and social innovation to create more efficient and inclusive cities.
  • UrbanTec Brasil 2015 draws attention to a huge opportunity for creating a more sustainable Brazil: investment in medium-sized and large cities.
  • Decision-makers of infrastructure projects for big and medium-sized cities in Latin America will meet companies and service providers for realizing urban infrastructure projects.

Dates & Figures

Event: UrbanTec Brasil – Smart Solutions For Better Cities

Date of the event: September 30 until October 2, 2015

Organizer: Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) & Koelnmesse GmbH

Location: Centro Cultural da FGV – FGV Congress Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil