The National Confederation of Municipalities of Brazil (CNM) has established a partnership with the SMART -Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation- Initiative of the University of Michigan, a cross-university, cross-disciplinary, multi-sector initiative focused on accelerating implementation of integrated, sustainable transportation systems and the related emerging new Mobility industry. Together they have published a book on “Technology in Favor of Urban Mobility” last July. You can access the publication here.
Also, in the framework of this collaboration, the CNM has also supported SMART´s Mobiprize, which honors entrepreneurial ventures in sustainable transportation worldwide. For more information, you can visit the website http://mobiprize.com. We also encourage you if you have a project or initiative that you consider to be of interest to present it for the next edition of the Mobiprize.
In partnership with the Organization of American States – OAS and Federation of Latin-American of Cities, Municipalities and Associations – FLACMA, the CNM is organizing the Latin-American Meeting on Technology and Local Management to be held in May 2014, in Brazil. This event will discuss the following issues: governance and technological solutions, digital inclusion, open government, mobility and urban mobility, and economic development. An exhibition will bring together initiatives and innovations from the public and private sectors in Latin American and worldwide. We encourage you to save the date and keep you informed about the definitive dates.