The south region of the country is highlighted when it is verified the indicators of health, mortality rate, quality of life and education. The region concentrates a significant industrial area, which extends from Curitiba (PR) to Blumenau in Santa Catarina and another area that extends to Porto Alegre, to the north, with Caxias do Sul (RS) as its center. Very influential in the economy of the country, the population of the south was influenced by Italian and German immigrants, becoming a great tourist and cultural pole:

The Urban Systems 2017 Connected Smart Cities Ranking points out that of the 11 axes that analysis smart cities, Curitiba is among the top five in Brazil in seven of them: 1st in Education, 2nd in Environment, 3rd in Urbanism, Entrepreneurship and Governance and 4th in Mobility and Accessibility and Technology and Innovation. The city of Florianópolis stands out as one of the cities that most generate technological knowledge – according to Urban Systems CEO Thomaz Assumpção, “It is no wonder that the city is also one of the Best to Do Business, highlighting the Human Capital, a sector linked to the development of the axes of education, entrepreneurship and technology and innovation”.

Porto Alegre, one of the main capitals of the country, stands out in such areas as Environment, Health, Technology and Innovation, entrepreneurship and economy. “The city tends to take a leap in its development with the recent Airport Concession, an important mobility infrastructure already analyzed in the Connected Smart Cities Ranking. With the investments it will receive, it will boost the city’s economy, expanding the area of ​​strategic business influence”, says Thomaz Assumpção.

The South Regional Meeting, promoted by the Connected Smart Cities 2018, will be held on October 26, 2017.