Externado participates in international project on smart, sustainable cities

In an effort to build governance capacities for intelligent and sustainable cities, the Society, Government, and Information Technologies Observatory joined the CAP4CITY project.

The project, sponsored by the European Union Erasmus+ training program, aims to strengthen governance capacities for intelligent and sustainable cities,

The main objective is to contribute to the public and social actors in the different cities associated with the project. Governance, urban planning, energy, use of ICTs, mobility, urban planning, and the role of citizens are among the research subjects.

International leadership

The CAP4CITY Consortium comprises 12 partner institutions from 8 countries: Austria, Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The three-year project will be coordinated by Danube University Krems, in Austria.

About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a European Union (EU) program for education, training, youth, and sport started in 2014 with a 2020 horizon. The program develops actions, cooperation strategies, and consistent instruments at a global level. Among the variety of Erasmus+ initiatives, capacity development is the most complex, for the objects and number of actors. These projects bring together several partners who structurally cooperate in an effort to deliver results jointly.

Workshops – Bogotá and Medellín

The focus of the first workshop, held in Bogotá and Medellín, is the strengthening of governance capacities for intelligent and sustainable cities and convenes relevant stakeholders: researchers, public agents, and professionals from public and private organizations.

In Bogotá, the event will be held at our University on Monday, May 13, 2019, Room 404 H, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

In Medellín, the workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the CEIPA University, Calle 77 Sur No. 40-165 (Sabaneta), 4th floor, Fundadores Auditorium, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.