citiesabc

citiesabc offers the largest global index of up to 1000 cities and ranks them along the dimensions of smart cities infrastructure and sustainability.

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Citiesabc is a global platform created by a team of industry leaders, academics, and experts to support cities and their populations. The organization aims to empower cities by providing a platform where ideas, resources, tech, data, and intelligence can be recorded, accessed, and shared. With over half of the planet living in cities and more than two-thirds of the world's population expected to be urbanized by 2050, cities are at the epicenter of humanity and social models.

Citiesabc offers a Wiki-Digital transformation data marketplace for cities, which includes rankings, sentiment indices, and listings of cities. This helps promote the strengths and positive elements of the cities and provides connections for universities, educational institutions, city organizations, and think tanks. It also creates in-depth research, analysis, and studies, along with FinTech products, smart marketplaces, and technology for "Smart Cities," utilizing IoT and AI.

Citiesabc is a digital platform that offers a comprehensive index of cities from around the world. This index provides a wealth of information about each city, including its population, economic indicators, demographics, and other relevant data points. The goal of this index is to empower city officials, urban planners, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about the development and management of their cities.

The platform can support cities worldwide in making better decisions regarding the spread and dynamics of infectious agents, including the COVID-19 virus. With its ability to share new bodies of research and clinical trials from hospitals and academics, through data optimization, open data, real-time data visualization, clinical trials developments, verified data smart contracts, and forums for professionals, the platform can make a real and immediate difference.

Citiesabc believes that every city needs to become a live digital platform, enabling cities to understand how to optimize, unite, and support the fast-growing and shifting dynamics of cities around the world. It enables different citizen groups to find new narratives, stories, and solutions to meet their particular problems, struggles, opportunities, and needs. The platform also includes a metaverse-driven marketplace for global cities that includes bridges and trade corridors between physical and virtual for their citizens, organizations, and businesses with Web 3.0 wiki, AR, VR, MR, data ESG solutions.


History

Citiesabc was founded in 2019 by Dinis Guarda, a prominent entrepreneur, influencer, and digital transformation specialist.

Dinis Guarda has extensive experience in the digital transformation space, having founded and managed several successful companies in the industry. In 2019, he founded Citiesabc with the goal of creating a platform that enables cities to become live digital platforms where ideas, resources, tech, data, and intelligence can be accessed and shared.

Citiesabc's platform offers a range of solutions to help cities make better decisions regarding the spread and dynamics of the COVID-19 virus. By sharing new bodies of research and clinical trials from hospitals and academics, the platform can optimize data, offer real-time data visualization, showcase clinical trial developments, and provide verified data smart contracts and forums for professionals.

The platform produced the "Blueprint for Smart Cities: A Social Contract" in collaboration with the University of Durham and openbusinesscouncil.org.  The report, written by Prof Kiran Fernandes, Atunu Chaudari, and Ashish Kakar, was released in March 2022. It focused on the need for a social contract between citizens, governments, and businesses in the development of smart cities.

The authors of the report proposed a framework for a social contract that would guide smart city development, based on principles of social justice, equality, and human rights. They argued that this social contract should be based on the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and should prioritize the needs and perspectives of marginalized and vulnerable communities.

The platform was created by a team of global industry leaders, academics, and experts who understand the importance of cities and their role in driving the world's economic and social development. Citiesabc's goal is to empower cities and their citizens by providing them with the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to thrive.


Mission

The mission of citiesabc is to empower cities and their citizens with digital tools, resources, and connections to navigate and thrive in the fast-changing dynamics of our global urban world. The organization believes that every city needs to become a live digital platform, where ideas, resources, tech, data, and intelligence can be recorded, accessed, and shared. Their goal is to create a comprehensive Wiki-Digital transformation data marketplace for cities, promoting the city's strengths and positive elements, connecting universities and educational institutions, creating in-depth research, analysis and studies, creating FinTech products to digitally transform cities, creating smart marketplaces for cities, and utilizing IoT and AI technology for Smart Cities.

The organization aims to help cities around the world understand how to optimize, unite, and support the fast-growing and shifting dynamics of cities. citiesabc also strives to enable different citizen groups to find new narratives, stories, and solutions to meet their particular problems, struggles, opportunities, and needs. By creating connections between city organizations, think tanks, and providing a platform for open APIs with leading real-time data on cities and populations, citiesabc aims to empower cities and their citizens to make better decisions about their future.

In addition to promoting and enabling the digital transformation of cities, citiesabc also seeks to provide solutions to global challenges such as climate change, inequality, and pandemics. The platform can support cities worldwide in making better decisions regarding the spread and dynamics of COVID-19 virus. Powered by AI, Blockchain, and 4IR tools, citiesabc believes the platform can make a real and immediate difference.


Vision

The vision of citiesabc is to create a global platform that empowers cities and their citizens through digital transformation, innovation, and collaboration. The platform aims to enable cities to become live digital platforms where ideas, resources, tech, data, and intelligence can be recorded, accessed, and shared. The ultimate goal is to support cities worldwide in making better decisions, developing sustainable solutions, and creating a more inclusive, safe, productive, and resilient future for humanity.

Through open APIs, in-depth research, and analysis, Citiesabc aims to create smart marketplaces and Fintech products that can digitally transform cities and their economies.

The platform's vision also includes the creation of a wiki-digital transformation data marketplace for cities, including rankings, sentiment indices, and listings of cities. Citiesabc believes that the creation of a global metaverse-driven marketplace for cities, including bridges and trade corridors between physical and virtual worlds, will create new opportunities for citizens, organizations, and businesses worldwide. This marketplace will leverage web 3.0 technologies, AR, VR, MR, and data ESG solutions, providing unique experiences for citizens and visitors alike.


Key Team

Dinis Guarda (Founder, CEO, Executive Chairman)

Hilton Supra (Partner, Vice Chairman Board Finance)

Sonesh Sira (VP Strategy Research, Partner Board)

Merve Kanat Dogan (VP of Business Operations in Turkey)

Gonçalo Pereira (CTO)

An Nguyen (VP Operations)

Hernaldo Turrillo (VP Publishing and Media, ditor / Writer)

Fidan Aliyeva (VP Strategy Operations)

Peyman Farahani (VP Digital)

Maria Fonseca (VP Research)


Recognition and Awards
"Blueprint for Smart Cities: A Social Contract" is a research report produced by the University of Durham in collaboration with citiesabc.com and openbusinesscouncil.org. The report aims to provide a framework for creating smart cities that promote the welfare of all citizens through the establishment of a social contract. The authors, Prof Kiran Fernandes, Atunu Chaudari, and Ashish Kakar, argue that smart cities should prioritize social justice and equity to ensure that technology is used for the benefit of all citizens. The report discusses the challenges faced by cities in implementing smart technology and offers solutions to address these challenges. It proposes a new governance framework that includes public participation, accountability, and transparency. The authors believe that this framework will create a social contract that ensures citizens have a say in the design, implementation, and evaluation of smart city initiatives. The report also highlights the importance of data privacy and security in smart city design. It advocates for the establishment of ethical guidelines that protect the privacy of citizens while allowing for the responsible use of data. Additionally, the report discusses the need for education and training programs that will ensure that citizens have the necessary skills to participate in smart city initiatives. "Blueprint for Smart Cities: A Social Contract" was presented in March of 2022 at The House of Lords, London.

Products and Services

Citiesabc's main product is a Wiki-Digital transformation data marketplace for cities. This innovative marketplace enables cities to record, access and share data, ideas, resources, tech and intelligence, and it serves as a digital platform for cities to meet their particular problems, struggles, opportunities and needs. The marketplace includes data on Smart Cities, ESG SDG solutions, digital profiles and avatars for cities and regions, AR VR MR Metaverse unique experiences and Digital Twins for cities, districts and regions.

Another product of Citiesabc is the rankings, sentiment indices and listings of cities. These rankings and indices allow cities to understand where they stand in relation to other cities and help them identify their strengths and positive elements, as well as areas where they can improve. Citiesabc also promotes the strengths and positive elements of cities through media news and PR.

Citiesabc offers connections for universities and educational institutions. The platform serves as a bridge between academia and industry, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and resources between cities and universities. It also creates open APIs with leading real-time data on cities and populations, enabling researchers and academics to access and analyze data on cities easily.

The platform creates in-depth research, analysis and studies on cities, covering a wide range of topics such as Smart Cities, Fintech products, technology for “Smart Cities”, and the impact of COVID-19 on cities. The research and analysis provided by Citiesabc help cities make better decisions and optimize their growth and development. The platform also creates smart marketplaces for cities, providing cities with the necessary technology to digitally transform their economies and create new business opportunities.


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citiesabc
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Media and Communications

Products/ Services
Cities indexing, wiki-Digital transformation data marketplace, cities ranking
Number of Employees
0 - 50
Headquarters
151 Askew Road, London, England W12 9AU, GB
Established
2020
Company Type
Private company limited by shares or Ltd
Company Registration
SIC Code 73,737
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