Digital City Projects: Case Studies of Vinhedo and Pedreira, in the State of SÃÂ£o Paulo, Brazil
Denis Alcides Rezende*
School of Public Service, DePaul University, Chicago, Illionois, USA
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- Denis Alcides Rezende
Full Professor, Urban Management Program
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
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Received date: July 25, 2013; Accepted date: September 26, 2013; Published date: September 28, 2013
Citation: Rezende DA (2013) Digital City Projects: Case Studies of Vinhedo and Pedreira, in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. J Telecommun Syst Manage 2:107. doi:10.4172/2167-0919.1000107
Copyright: © 2013 Rezende DA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Making information and telecommunications available is a permanent challenge for cities concerned with urban planning and development focused on citizens? quality of life and effective municipal management. The objective is to describe the digital city projects in Vinhedo and Pedreira. The Vinhedo project emphasized information and information systems, while the Pedreira project stressed telecommunications based on an open access metropolitan network. The research methodology consisted of action-research case studies covering city hall and local municipal departments and organizations. Both projects resulted in benefits for the municipalities involved, notably modernization of municipal management activities and telecommunications and improved access to public services as a result of the availability of information and increased internet use brought about by digital inclusion. The paper concludes by reiterating the importance of collectively implemented projects when it is accepted that they are instruments that can contribute to municipal management, the implementation of projects for strategic digital cities, decisions taken by public managers and citizens? quality of life.