Expert Working Group

31 experts nominated by Member States compose the Expert Working Group on the development of international guidelines on people-centred smart cities. The experts play a leading role in advising the Executive Director of UN-Habitat and fostering inclusive consultations during the preparation of the guidelines through both online and in-person consultations.


The global Expert Group Meetings (EGMs), of which three are planned between 2024 and 2025, will focus on reviewing the status and draft of the guidelines. 

The first global Experts Working Group meeting is set to take place in Strasbourg, France, from 17 to 18 April 2024. The meeting is hosted by the Eurométropolis of Strasbourg, the Grand Est Region and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The first EGM will focus on reviewing the status and draft of the guidelines, the World Smart Cities Outlook, and the overall roadmap for the preparatory process. The full programme can be found here.