Celebrating seven years linking Research to Action for
Sustainable, Inclusive, Resilient, Safe and Prosperous Cities & Communities
Cities foster economies of scale and agglomeration
and account for about 70% of global GDP
Cities consume over two thirds of the energy and are responsible for over 70% of GHG global emissions
Linking Research to Action
Observe, Analyse and Act
Smart Urban Observatory
Cities are dynamic living organisms that are constantly evolving. ICT has turned numerous places into real-time cities. This calls for a smart real-time monitoring & evaluation, planning, management & design, and advocacy & policy, which is the mission of the smart urban observatory.
Over one third of the world urban population in live in household without improved water, improved sanitation, durable housing and sufficient living area. Learn more
Development of cities requires infrastructures such as transport and energy. Without that urban dwellers are exposed to traffic congestion and air pollution. Learn more
Many cities in developing regions are exposed to disasters associated to fire, flooding, earthquake, terrorism, etc. Learn more
The growth in ICT has given birth to e-commerce, e-banking, e-health, e-education, and so on – all
of which have led to the creation of “digital urban centres and towns”.
Connected streets promote social inclusion by ensuring high quality public spaces that promote interaction among communities; by improving safety and security; and by promoting green spaces.
Secure tenure goes beyond protection against eviction and includes economic and financial advantages. Tapping in the Triangle of Economic Productivity - People, Land & Infrastructures will create sustainable, inclusive prosperous and resilient cities.
Milestones: Governance & Achievements
Milestones on Governance and Achievements
Fully funded by the founder
with A volunteer board of directors
GORA Corp was established as a not-for-profit organization in New York
GORA Corp was launched at the United Nations General Assembly, USA
Determination of GORA as tax-exempt from US tax under section 501(c)(3)
GORA Corp launched its Africa regional programme in Nairobi, Kenya
Accreditation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit
Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat on Smart Cities
Publications on Smart Cities and Digital Urbanization with Cambridge U Press
Signed MOUs with global, national and local institutions on urban observatories
Several Conferences and Capacity Building workshops
Key indices: Smart City, Sustainable City, City Foundation, Smart Mobility & Multiple Slums
Planned activities 2020-2025