EXPLORE UNDP INITIATIVES IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD WHICH ARE LEADING THE WAY IN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SUSTAINABLE, SMART CITIES.
An inter-institutional framework for long-term planning of asset: Brussels created in 2018 a Taskforce including all relevant departments to ensure an overview of the Region-Capital assets, ensuring sharing information, effective use of land and strategic territorial planning.
The Brussels Task Force Équipements (TFE) was set up in March 2018 with the objective to respond to the growing need to adapt public services to the demographic growth and the increasing risk of social inclusion for its population.
TuCalle, an initiative for sustainable urban mobility, was launched in Ciudad de la Costa to improve the urban mobility and coexistenceamong inhabitants by generating more spaces for pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters while reducing vehicle traffic. A specific area waschosen as the area of intervention to test the pilot and a series of participatory workshops with neighbours, school children, cyclists,skaters, and city officials was organised to diagnose key challenges and co-design solutions. The intervention materialised in the formof three discrete ideas for the target area: (i) an inclusive street for active mobility comprising a pedestrian sidewalk and a bicycle-priority mixed-use road with a speed limit of 30 km/h, (ii) a unidirectional section on both sides of the road for the exclusive enjoymentof cyclists and skaters, and (iii) a large pedestrian space with seven crossroads and pedestrian sidewalks, and heavily regulated trafficto allow citizens to reclaim the city whilst improving road safety.
The Odyssey City Card provides a safe digital mode of economic transactions to residents of Bhubaneswar and reducesdependence on cash. Residents can use the card for digital payment of government fees and taxes, utility bills, transittickets, parking and other city services. The Odyssey City Card involves background integration of systems acrossvarious municipal departments, improving efficiency by providing a common mechanism for commercial and civicpayments across the city. The card can also be used for online transactions, to shop in retail stores with POS machines,and local authorities plan to integrate it into the Intelligent Transit System to be used for intra-city and inter-city bustravel. The success of the solution lies in providing access to cashless means of payment through simpler applicationprocesses and a one-stop-shop for all the residents’ payment needs.