Smart Cities in Brazil

The main objective of this exploratory research was to assess the concept of Smart Cities in Brazil, as well as identify the successful or unsuccessful experiences, the main competencies to build successful experiences and the main actors involved in them, as well as financing sources. To do so, secondary data sources were assessed on a first phase, and combined with interviews with representatives of different sectors involved with this subject, more specifically academics, government representatives, press and NGOs.

The results show that even though there is a great concern with the development of Smart Cities, Brazil has plenty of isolated initiatives, which are detached from a more global plan.