"Making Smart Cities" Initiative      


MAKING SMART CITIES






An AISR social responsibility initiative, recognized by the UN, to make cities more intelligent and resilient by supporting the development and implementation of integrated strategies and plannings*.







With analytical management and proactive risk management applied in public policies, cities significantly maximize the potential of their investments and reduce urban risks.





* Integrates different international agreements made by the UN, such as Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030; Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Paris Agreement on Climate Change; New Urban Agenda - Habitat III; and Agenda for Humanity - World Humanitarian Summit.

Cities are exposed to risks and hazards from different areas.


- Natural

Flood, erosion, landslide, storms, drought, epidemics, infestations, heat and cold waves, forest fire, low air humidity.

- Technological

Hazardous substances, contaminations, dam breaks, collapsed buildings, urban fires, industrial activities.

- Social

Poverty, inequality, violence, crime, supply.

- Economic

Indebtedness, activity reduction, behavior change.

- Environment

Deforestation, degradation, pollution.

- Management

Attendance to procedures, bad conduct, inexperience.

- Compliance

Compliance with legal norms, regulations, policies, guidelines.


Who is impacted
by these risks,
hazards and disasters?





People, companies and governments.

Risk management in urban areas is complex and involves four phases:







1. Prevention

It is the most important phase of the risk management process. Analyze data, understand the history, be aware of the signs of the present, anticipate and be prepared for the future. The greater the attention at this stage the chances of damages and disasters decrease.

 

2. Preparation

Define, plan and organize actions to be taken in the event of disasters in order to improve the capacity of action of the society (including individuals, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector) and to reduce the impact.

 

3. Response

At this stage the speed in detecting an adverse situation and taking action is fundamental. Risk management anticipates the actions of relief, victim assistance, evacuation of areas, among others.

 

4. Reconstruction

Bring back the well-being of the population, restore public services, rebuild structures and return to normalcy. Risk management assists in the damage analysis and in the investment decision making that will allow the reconstruction in order to obtain better prepared infrastructure than before.

MAKING SMART CITIES



It has 3 contexts supported by technologies and softwares.


1. Risk Management

Identify, understand and manage any type of urban risk based on an analytical approach.

2. Socioeconomic Development

Supports the assessment and the reduction of the social impact related to urban risks. It also allows analytical management of socio-economic development programs, socio-territorial analysis and community monitoring.

3. Environmental Management

Supports the assessment and the reduction of the environmental impact related to urban risks. It also allows analytical management and monitoring of environmental programs.



The initiative also allows the geographical contextualization of data sets and the integration of multiple layers of information. This is essential to a substantial gain in understanding of events, processes and behaviors.

In addition to reduce urban risks and to improve government and business planning, the Making Smart Cities initiative hopes to help cities:







- Have a consistent view of reality.

- Apply analytical management in decisions and actions.

- Get better forecasting and better planning.

- Increase efficiency and reduce costs.

 

- Improve the return on tangible and intangible assets.

- Leverage the potential of socio-economic development and quality of life.

- Obtain a sustainable behavior.

- Improve the quality of services provided to the population.

Base Project



The base project is supported by the City of Campinas and the UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient campaign. The focus is on the city of Campinas and on its Metropolitan Region composed by 20 cities.

It covers more than 3,700 km2 and impacts around 3 million people.









Expanded Project



Our goal is to expand the project to the entire State of São Paulo (645 municipalities), with the support of the State Government and the UNISDR. Initially with cities that already participate in the Making Cities Resilient campaign and then all the others.

It covers more than 248,800 km2 and impacts around 40 million people.

 

Open Project



This initiative is open to all interested cities aligned with our principles, with the Sendai Framework, the Hyogo Framework and the Ten Essentials of UNISDR in any region of the world.

Highlights



WCDRR  

The "Making Smart Cities" initiative was presented at the 3rd. UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. #WCDRR # ROAD2SENDAI

 
UNISDR  

AI Systems Research (AISR) becomes a member of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) of UNISDR, working group for disaster risk reduction, according to a statement by Margareta Wahlström responsible for UNISDR and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Reduction Of Disaster Risk.

 
UNISDR ARISE  

Launch of UNISDR's ARISE initiative (group of private sector organizations) for the development of resilient societies. AISR, represented by Fernando Perez de Britto, was elected to the Advisory Group and as focal point for Brazil and for South America and the Caribbean.

 
UNISDR ARISE  

Presented the new decree n. 19,135 of May 2016 that reorganizes the Municipal System of Civil Protection and Defense and that reconciles the municipality of Campinas with the premises of the Sendai Regulatory Framework, the "Ten Essentials" established in the Campaign Resilient Cities and the Federal Law n. 12608 of April 10, 2012 that establishes the National System of Protection and Civil Defense.

 
WCDRR  

Fernando Perez de Britto, representative of AISR and the Making Smart Cities initiative, and Craig Fugate, general manager of US - FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), discuss how to accelerate the creation of resilient societies with the participation of the private sector.

 
WCDRR  

Mayor of Campinas receives the book "Smart Cities: why, for whom?" with a chapter dedicated to the private sector's role in disaster risk reduction and the "Making Smart Cities" initiative, where the example of Campinas is presented.

 

03/03/2015 - Working session with the urban risk management team of the City of Campinas and Sidnei Furtado, promoter of the UNISDR's "Making Cities Resilient" campaign for Brazil.

03/13/2015 - 3rd. WCDRR - UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - UNISDR.

04/23/2015 - Workshop in Campinas - "Making Cities Resilient" based on the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

07/01/2015 - AI Systems Research (AISR) becomes a member of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) of UNISDR, working group for disaster risk reduction, according to a statement by Margareta Wahlström responsible for UNISDR and Special Representative of Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

11/05/2015 - Working session and launching of UNISDR's ARISE (group of private sector organizations) in London.

11/13/2015 - Mercocidades: working session of the Thematic Unit on Environment and Sustainable Development on the theme "Reflections on challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda at the local level with an emphasis on the governance of Disaster Risk Management".

11/30/2015 - COP-21 - UN Conference on Climate Change - FCCC. The document resulting from the Conference is aligned with the Sendai Framework.

03/21/2016 - Workshop on management of urban risks for the civil defense team of the City of Campinas (1st part).

05/23/2016 - Workshop on management of urban risks for the civil defense team of the City of Campinas (2nd part).

06/03/2016 - Presentation of the new decree that reorganizes the Municipal System of Civil Protection and Defense and that reconciles the municipality of Campinas with the premises of the Sendai Regulatory Framework, the "Ten Essentials" established in the Making Cities Resilient campaign and the Federal Law n. 12608 of April 10, 2012 that establishes the National System of Protection and Civil Defense.

06/08/2016 - AISR present in the 1st. Ministerial and High Level Authorities Meeting on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the Americas.

08/30/2016 - Work session of the Thematic Chamber of Civil Defense of the metropolitan region of Campinas including the Making Smart Cities initiative.

09/01/2016 - Launch of the book "Smart Cities: why, for whom?" with a chapter dedicated to the private sector's role in disaster risk reduction and the Making Smart Cities initiative.

10/04/2016 - Annual General Meeting of ARISE (Group of Private Sector Organizations) of UNISDR in Washington.

10/12/2016 - 1st. Brazilian Congress on Disaster Risk Reduction: "Integrated Management in DRR in Brazil and the SENDAI Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030".

10/17/2016 - Habitat III - UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - UN-Habitat.

10/28/2016 - Report "Insurance sector is active in the face of climate change, but Brazil needs to accelerate its pace", by José Pedro Martins, to the Social News Agency, contains information related to AISR and UNISDR's ARISE. link >>

11/07/2016 - 4th. Brazil-Portugal Colloquium - Project and Intervention Strategies in Contemporary Metropolis: Experiences and Perspectives.

11/21/2016 - Lecture on Resilient Cities and the Private Sector in Campinas.

11/22/2016 - VIII Seminar Strategies for Reduction of Risks and Disasters of the State of São Paulo.

11/30/2016 - 4th. Intelligent Cities Conference - Cities of the Future in Lisbon.

12/22/2016 - Awarded the report "Insurance sector is active in the face of climate change, but Brazil needs to accelerate its pace", by José Pedro Martins, to the Social News Agency, contains information related to AISR and UNISDR's ARISE.
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01/12/2017 - Mayor of Campinas receives the book "Smart Cities: why, for whom?" with a chapter dedicated to the private sector's role in disaster risk reduction and the "Making Smart Cities" initiative, where the example of Campinas is presented.

       

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