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Future Cities Advisory Outlook 2020: Urban Technologies in China

The “Future Cities Advisory Outlook 2020: Urban Technologies in China” is the first report of the UN-Habitat China Future Cities Council (CFCC), an initiative convened by UN-Habitat China and supported by Chinese private sector companies with an interest on charting out how digital solutions and technologies can create better cities and places leaving no one behind.

The CFCC report reviews China’s emergent smart urbanization policy frameworks as well as the endeavours of private sector companies to establish urban service platforms. It observes several trends with regard to the collaboration between city governments and the private sector, with a number of governance challenges ahead. The report also looks at the variety of urban services addressed by existing smart platforms and recognizes as many as 16 different types of services, from mobility to energy management, from waste management to health services, and more.