International Smart Cities Network

The International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) promotes the integration of digital solutions into citizen-centred urban development processes and facilitates the exchange of good practices and experiences between urban practitioners worldwide.

The ISCN currently consists of the core member countries Brazil, Mexico, Peru, India and Germany. These are each involved in the network activities at national and municipal level. Through the ISCN, the partner countries have the opportunity to continuously exchange their expertise and experience in the field of Smart Cities. The continuous “learning from each other” should make it possible to jointly shape the digital transformation of cities in terms of sustainable and integrated urban development.

Further information on the activities of the International Smart Cities Network can be found on our “News” page.


Exchange Formats

Online Forum

The existing knowledge of the members in the field of Smart Cities is collected and made available online in an internal forum. This makes the network a valuable knowledge resource for all future activities and projects in the partner countries.


Members benefit from continuous contact with partner countries and peer-to-peer consultations in familiar group constellations. They can support each other in strategic planning, contribute different experiences to the processes and obtain feedback.

Network Meetings

Regular meetings promote bilateral and multilateral international exchange, mutual learning and knowledge transfer in the field of Smart Cities. The topics and contents of the meetings are developed jointly by the members.


Online Advisory Programme


Voices from the Network

Kunal Kumar, India

Joint Secretary and Mission Director of Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban  Affairs, India

Eduardo Kaplan, Brazil

Leader of Smart Cities Initiative, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil


Episode 1:
Digital Participation

with Gabriela Canales (Guadalajara, Mexico) &
Ashit Rajhans (Bhubaneswar, India)

Episode 2:
Digital Participation

with Marcos Antonio Gasco Arrobas
(Chiclayo, Peru)

Episode 3:
Digital Participation

with Claudius Lieven
(Hamburg, Germany)


Episode 4:
Human-Centered Design

with Dr. Nadja Berseck
(Berlin, Germany)

Episode 5:
Smart City Initiatives in Rwanda

with Alice Higiro
(Kigali, Rwanda)

Episode 6:
Data Strategies international

with Laura Dieguez
(Berlin, Germany)

Further Activities





Sebastian Fritz

ISCN Network Secretariat

Julia Brennauer

ISCN Network Secretariat