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  • WeGo to host Latin America Smart Cities Network workshop online on Digital Urban Planning

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    • The Latin America Smart Cities Network (LASCN) workshop will be held online with around 70 smart city officials from Seoul and ten Latin American cities.
    • Mexico City plans to establish a smart civil complaint management system with benchmarking Seoul’s Dasan Call Center through the LASCN.
    • Since opening its regional office in Latin America in 2018, WeGo has been expanding its influence in Latin America.
    • Mexico City was confirmed as the host city of the 6th WeGo General Assembly in 2023.

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, November 24, 2021 – The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization, or WeGo, said that it will host the Latin America Smart Cities Network (LASCN) workshop online from 9 a.m. on November 25.

    WeGo, the first and largest international association for smart city development, was founded under the leadership of the Seoul Metropolitan Government to facilitate the cooperation and exchanges among cities and enterprises globally and seek sustainable development. Starting with 50 member cities at the time of its establishment in 2010, it has grown into the world’s largest international forum with a total of 213 cities, institutions and businesses participating as members including 158 global cities.

    Under the theme of “Digital Urban Planning,” the digital workshop will be attended by around 70 smart city officials from Seoul and ten Latin American cities of Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic.

    During the workshop, the Geographic Information System (GIS), considered as an excellent smart technology in Mexico City of Mexico, Sao Paulo of Brazil, and Lima of Peru, will be introduced. To share Korea’s know-how related to GIS-based urban planning, Data Alliance, an IoT service provider and a member company of WeGo, and FATOS Corporation, a mobility startup, are scheduled to make presentations.

    The LASCN workshop will be live-streamed on the WeGo’s official website and YouTube. It is open to anyone who is interested in smart cities.

     Website: https://we-gov.org/regional-networks/lascn-workshop-digital-urban-planning
     YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wegosecretariat

    WeGo planned a high-quality workshop to share region-specific smart city expertise and experiences with stakeholders related to smart city development in Latin America, and to exchange policies and technologies to directly apply them in practice. The goal is to strengthen the network with Latin American cities having a strong demand for smart city solutions.

    LASCN is one of five regional offices of WeGo in East Asia, Eurasia, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, and Africa. It is also one of its key projects of sharing knowledge and enhancing regional network.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government previously introduced the case of the operations of the Dasan Call Center in 2021 to Mexico City through LASCN. Mexico City plans to establish a smart civil complaint management system with benchmarking the Dasan Call Center, and sign a business agreement with Seoul.

    Since opening its regional office in Latin America in 2018, WeGo has been expanding its influence in Latin America as a platform and facilitator for smart city international cooperation. Sao Paulo of Brazil and Mexico City of Mexico, the two major cities in Latin America, competed to host the 6th WeGo General Assembly to be held in 2023, and Mexico City was confirmed as a final host.

    “Cooperation with WeGo will be the solution for Latin American cities facing the critical challenge of a sustainable future after the pandemic,” said Kang Ji-hyeon, Director of Smart City at the Seoul Metropolitan Government. She added, “I’m confident that WeGo’s smart city network embracing over 200 cities, institutions, and businesses around the world and Seoul’s advanced smart city policies and technologies will make a contribution to the development of cities in Latin America.”

    Park Jung-sook, Secretary General of We Go, said “Centering on WeGo’s five regional offices, we will play a pivotal role in the sustainable development of global smart cities by connecting smart city stakeholders such as cities and businesses.”