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  • Working to mitigate social and spatial inequalities through innovative tools and methods that accelerate plans and measures across cities and communities
    Working to mitigate social and spatial inequalities through innovative tools and methods that accelerate plans and measures across cities and communities
  • Centering people-focused-smart-planning strategies to improve living conditions and make sure no one is left behind
    Centring people-focused, smart-planning strategies to improve living conditions and make sure no one is left behind
  • Improving methodologies and upscaling capacities for digital transformations in urban settlements
    Improving methodologies and upscaling capacities for digital transformations in urban settlements

 

Developing Sustainable Cities with Technology, Data and Innovation 

The United Nations Innovation Technology Accelerator for Cities in Hamburg (UNITAC Hamburg), Germany, has been established to address the potential of digital technologies, data and innovation to contribute to sustainable urban development through a partnership among the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT)  and HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). UNITAC Hamburg is supported by the Government of Germany.

The Accelerator will use innovation, prototyping and applied research methodologies to develop innovative solutions that accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals related to cities and urbanization as requested by the UN System-wide Strategy on Sustainable Urban Development.