Smart Floripa: Strategizing the Transformation of Florianopolis into a Smart Innovation Island

Smart Floripa

This project scrutinised Florianopolis’ (Brazil) socioeconomic, spatial, and governance conditions, plans and processes by describing its historical progress, focusing on the key development domains, and exploring its transition journey from a tourist island to an innovation island and a smart city. The project revealed insights into the new creative processes in city transformation, and informed the city’s policy mechanisms to diversify economic activities and aspire to a knowledge-based urban development.


Funding / Grants

  • Brazilian State Government of Santa Catarina, Municipality of Florianopolis, National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism, Senac Santa Catarina (2018 - 2020)

Chief Investigators