Smart Cities MoU between The Institute for Future of Living and World Bank

The Institute for Future of Living (previously GSC3) signed a partnership agreement with the World Bank in India on May 24, 2018. The goal of this partnership is to create a strong partnership to support global Smart City development in conjunction with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The agreement will become activated in the coming months in close collaboration with Dutch businesses and government.

Please see the video with Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte.

As of May 2018, GSC3 (Global Smart City and Community Coalition) has advanced into a new foundation ‘The Institute for Future of Living’. The Institute for Future of Living is a foundation under the laws of the Netherlands that merges the National Smart Cities Strategy as presented to prime minister Mark Rutte in 2017, collaborates with the Urban Society initiatives of the European Commission, and includes the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3) and related international matchmaking.

The Institute for Future of Living primarily facilitates and supports the public sector, both on local, national, regional and international levels, with current and future societal challenges and opportunities. For that, the Institute for Future of Living embraces the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as the overall goal to be achieved.

It does so by for instance initiating, promoting, facilitating and enhancing collaboration, navigation, strategic and operational excellence, transparency and accountability on co-creation, building and optimizing smart, human-centric, inclusive and sustainable societies, being the multi-helix combination of both public and private sector as well as research, educational and societal organizations.

The Institute for Future of Living is independent, non-partisan, not for profit and fully transparent.

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