The goal of the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance is to promote the responsible adoption and management of smart city technologies. By creating a platform for sharing best practices and strengthening global norms, the Alliance aims to provide policymakers with the tools they need to make the best decisions for their citizens.
Emerging technologies promise a range of benefits for cities, including cost savings and quality of life improvements. But they can also carry risks—for privacy, security, equality and financial sustainability, among other things. The Alliance seeks to mitigate the risks and maximize the benefits by addressing policy fragmentation and brooding access to knowledge and experience.