Smart Cities in Brazil and Portugal: the state of the art

Maria Abadia Alves Ricardo Cunha Dias Paulo Castro Seixas About the authors


This paper analyzes the state of the art of the Smart Cities in Brazil and Portugal, aimed at mapping and characterizing existing projects, identifying the services/sectors that are the object of innovation and the main constraints and challenges in each country. Based on a review of the literature on the subject, the main results showed that although the Smart Cities already have an urban modeling policy, evidenced by indexes and rankings, both countries did not seem to have passed a first phase (Smart Cities 1.0), or technological infrastructures. Examples of integrated technology as a support for urban strategic planning (Smart Cities 2.0) are incipient, and urban co-creation by the inhabitants and city-users (Smart Cities 3.0) is reduced to cases.

Smart Cities; Portugal; Brazil; City Policies

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