CITIES FORUM GOALS
WHAT WE DO
PROVIDE STRATEGIC ADVICE TO GOVERNMENTS, CITIES AND ORGANISATIONS
Provide strategic advice to governments, cities, organisations and companies to tackle the challenges that urban development and city services are currently facing. We do this by contributing to the decision making process through an integral, holistic approach with our global and transdisciplinary team.
We accompany cities and provide them with support in the designing of sustainable urban development policies and strategies.
2. STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY SERVICES
CITIES FORUM provides strategic consultancy services to cities, organisations and the private sector in the smart city field: Urban mobility & transport, digital transformation, environment, sharing cities, governance and knowledge society among others.
3. ADVICE TO CITIES
The organisation provides advice to cities during the process of creating innovative, effective and impactful city projects based on the broad experience os CITIES FORUM and its partners.
DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN CITIES
We aim at carrying out and getting involved in projects, initiatives and policies focused on providing people and industry the proper tools and aid to enable sustainable development around cities and territories’ needs.
1. SMART CITIES PROJECTS
CITIES FORUM is participating as partner in large and relevant Smart City projects in Europe (H2020 EU funded projects), Latin America, Asia and Africa. The organization provides added value by connecting cities, boosting the communication and dissemination outreach of the project results and by providing key expertise thanks to our interdisciplinary and experienced work teams and global associated experts.
2. LEADING SEVERAL PARTNERSHIPS
The organisation is leading several public private partnership in Middle East, Asia and Africa aimed at enabling the development of key projects to improve urban infrastructures and smart city services.
3. ACTIVE ROLE
CITIES FORUM plays and active role on shaping a more sustainable future for our cities by getting involved in different global initiatives focused on international cooperation. The organisation has actively participated in relevant initiatives such as the COP25 in Madrid.
FACILITATE MATCHMAKING ACROSS CITIES AND COMPANIES
Create strategic partnerships and synergies with the different kinds of actors found within urban development, facilitating a matchmaking process between them with the aim of supporting cities to successfully face their sustainable development challenges.
Cities Forum has the responsibility to be a driver in making our cities and territories more sustainable and equitable by accompanying them in that process.
1.SERVING AS A BRIDGE
Due to it’s profound knowledge of the public sector and cities’ needs, CITIES FORUM is capable to identify which areas on each cities’ portfolio services must be strengthen and addressed. CITIES FORUM enables matchmaking between the demand and offer of smart city services, solutions and products, serving as a bridge, and always keeping its neutral position.
2. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Create strategic partnerships and synergies with the different kinds of actors found in the urban development scenario setting the ground to joint projects and initiatives between the public sector and the industry.
3. NEUTRALITY AND EXPERTISE
CITIES FORUM can be an audit and monitoring organisation for smart city projects and initiatives due to its neutrality and the expertise of its associated experts on large, complex and multi stakeholders projects.
HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTISES AND ENABLE CROSS CITY LEARNING
Spread the word and disseminate all kinds of sustainable development and urban initiatives across the world, to help cities to learn from each other and support them in the designing process for a better joint future.
1. RELEVANT AND PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS
CITIES FORUM is partnering with the most relevant and prestigious events of Smart City topics worldwide. We help to design the program, get involved by bringing international speakers and suitable attendees and by providing them with visibility and reputation.
2. CONSTANTLY IN CONTACT
The organisation is constantly in contact with city managers across many countries and cities and is supporting them by offering a wide range of technical assistance and providing bespoke capacity training within the Smart City services, technology and initiatives.
3. COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
CITIES FORUM develops courses, workshops (COP25 Madrid 2020 for instance) and thematic events where to train and disseminate best practises on the smart city field and where to connect the stakeholders of this industry and enable networking. Besides, the organisation holds strategic meetings and offers study visits tours for city officials and delegations in order to foster cross city learning and to create long term links and relationships between them.
Cities Forum’s scope of action
- IOT (Internet of Things)
- 5G Technology
- Data‐Driven Cities & Cloud
- Blockchain applications
- AI (artificial Intelligence)
- Safe Cities
Urban mobility & Transport
- New mobility services
- Public Transport
- Connected Vehicles
- Sustainable Mobility (active travel)
- Transport infraestructure (railway, subway)
Governance & Finance
- Multilevel Governance
- E-Gov & Open-Gov
- Data Governance
- Standards & Indicators
- Energy efficiency
- Resilient Cities
- Climate Change
- Public Space & Green Districts
- Urban Planning
Social inclusion & Sharing cities
- Sharing Cities
- Social Inclusion
- Collaborative Policy
- Gentrification & Housing
- Circular Economy
- Innovation Ecosystems
- Standars & Interoperability
- Improvement of processes
- Universal access to information
- Shared data enhancement
- Matchmaking of cities & companies