Call for Papers - Smart and Sustainable Cities: Technological Cases for Teaching


Call for Papers - Smart and Sustainable Cities: Technological Cases for Teaching

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Invited Editors

Profa. Janaina Macke, PhD.

Profa. Ana Christina Fachinelli Bertolini, PhD.


The rapid urbanization of our world is an undeniable reality. More than half of the global population now resides in urban areas, projected to grow substantially in the coming decades. This urban influx comes with complex challenges –environmental concerns, resource constraints, social inequalities, and transportation gridlock. In response to these challenges, cities are reimagining themselves as smart and sustainable ecosystems, leveraging technology and innovative solutions to transform urban living.


Smart cities represent the nexus of advanced technology and urban planning, striving to enhance quality of life while upholding environmental stewardship. Central to their success is not only the deployment of data-driven approaches and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies but also the active engagement of citizens. These cities harness technology to optimize resources, improve infrastructure, and provide superior public services, yet their true potential is realized through citizen participation and social initiatives. Engaging residents in the decision-making process, leveraging their insights for urban development, and ensuring technology benefits all segments of society are crucial aspects of smart cities. This inclusion leads to more equitable, community-focused solutions, addressing issues like socio-economic disparities and enhancing overall urban resilience. Elements such as sustainable energy, efficient waste management, smart transportation, and public safety are interwoven with citizen engagement to address the multifaceted challenges of urbanization. As such, smart cities are evolving entities, continuously adapting to new technologies, societal shifts, and the active contributions of their inhabitants.


We invite submissions of technological teaching cases that explore the challenges and opportunities in building smart and sustainable cities. The theme of "Smart and Sustainable Cities" has gained significant importance as urbanization accelerates and the need for innovative solutions to urban problems becomes critical. Teaching should explore, more than concepts and pedagogical approaches, technologies such as open data, simulation, AI, collaborative plataforms and other elements to provide the teaching about Smart and Sustainable Cities more active and engaging. 



We welcome teaching cases that focus on a wide range of topics related to smart and sustainable cities, including but not limited to:

  • Smart Urban Planning: Cases that explore innovative urban planning approaches and technologies to create sustainable and livable cities.
  • Green Infrastructure: Cases that highlight the integration of green and sustainable infrastructure in urban environments.
  • Transportation and Mobility: Cases that address the challenges and solutions related to urban transportation, public transit, and sustainable mobility.
  • Energy Efficiency: Cases that discuss energy-efficient urban systems and renewable energy integration.
  • Waste Management: Cases that examine sustainable waste management practices and waste-to-energy solutions.
  • Digital Transformation: Cases on the role of digital technologies, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in shaping smart cities.
  • Community Engagement: Cases that demonstrate effective strategies for involving the community in urban sustainability projects.


Submission Guidelines:


Submissions should be in the form of teaching cases, with a focus on real-world situations and learning objectives.

Cases should be accompanied by teaching notes and recommended technologies that provide guidance on how to use the case in a classroom setting.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 03/06/2024

Notification of Acceptance: 13/06/2024

Publication Date: 03/12/2024


Publication Opportunities:

Accepted cases will be published in Brazilian Journal of Innovation and Management. Additionally, selected cases may be featured in teaching materials and workshops.


Submission Process:

Please submit your teaching case along with teaching notes through our online submission system at Submissions | Brazilian Journal of Management and Innovation (Revista Brasileira de Gestão e Inovação) (


Join us in advancing education and research on smart and sustainable cities. Share your insights and experiences through compelling teaching cases.


We look forward to receiving your submissions.