opportunities to build sustainable urban futures.
However, it is unclear how current market-led
approaches can contribute to achieving relevant
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applying
complexity science helps to develop smart city
policies for urban sustainability.
Policymakers at the national and city levels should:
• Develop an ethical framework for urban data
and new information and communication
• Beware of the limitations of new urban ICTs and
realise ICT-enabled opportunities alongside
• Ensure an “open data landscape” for cities and
adopt transnational standards for interoperability
with maximum stakeholders at all times.
• Appreciate the co-evolution of technology and
governance to create sustainability-focused, ICTenabling
landscapes and new models of multilevel
• Use new technologies to empower civil society
and engage the public in future decisions.
|Place of Publication||Tokyo|
|Publisher||United Nations University Press|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||UNU-IAS Policy Brief series|