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2017 4th WeGO General Assembly

The 4th WeGO General Assembly 2017: Smart Sustainable Cities for All

June 27 – 30, 2017 | Ulyanovsk, Russia


The 4th WeGO GA took place in Ulyanovsk Region, Russia, from June 27 to 30, 2017, with the theme “Smart Sustainable Cities for All.” The event saw over 400 participants representing 112 local governments from 48 countries, including 66 mayors, CIOs, and other officials, and representatives from the public and private sectors.



WeGO members established a three-year mission for smart sustainable cities until 2020, and renamed the organization to the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization. An exemplary selection of 18 smart city projects from around the world were recognized at the 3rd WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards. Mayors convened at the World Mayors Roundtable to discuss the role of leadership and well-defined vision and strategy in driving smart sustainable city outcomes, and to adopt the Ulyanovsk Declaration. The World CIO Forum, City Digital Solutions Forum, Design Thinking & Ideathon Workshop, along with a series of thematic sessions on were other highlights of the event.




Participating Local Governments & Organizations



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  • Session Materials

All the presentations from the 4th WeGO General Assembly (3rd WeGO Smart Sustainable City Awards, Sessions 1-6, City Digital Solutions Forum, World CIO Forum, World Mayors Roundtable) can be downloaded here as well as by clicking on each presenter.

World Mayors Roundtable: Vision and Leadership Driving Smart and Sustainable Cities and Regions

World CIO Forum: The Role of the CIO in the Era of Smart Sustainable Cities

City Digital Solutions Forum

Design Thinking & Ideathon Workshop

Session 1: The Road to Smart Sustainable Cities

Session 2: Open Innovation and Living Labs for Smart Cities

Session 3: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Analytics

Session 4: Smart and Low-Carbon Cities: The Impact of Digitalization on Urban Infrastructure

Session 5: Challenges and Solutions in Smart City Governance and Financing

Session 6: Smart Cities and Regions in Russia

Photos & Videos

You can also check out the photos and videos of the General Assembly.