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The Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) is an independent and global meeting of professionals, held annually, on the theme of “knowledge cities” and “knowledge-based development”. The initiative is a registered trademark of the World Capital Institute (WCI), an international think tank whose aim is to promote the understanding and application of knowledge as the most powerful lever of development. Held in conjunction with one or more organizations, the 14th edition of the Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS 2021) will take place virtually in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, with the partnership and organization of CityLivingLab and UCS-Universidade de Caxias do Sul.

The Congress aims to contribute to the emerging and vital discussions of our time on how urban centers and their regions can face challenges such as social inclusion, economic inequalities and environmental degradation through innovative knowledge-based development.

The Congress will provide a forum for academics, practitioners, public servants and policy makers from different parts of the world to meet and debate emerging challenges and their potential solutions.

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, it will provide you with unique opportunities to share your knowledge and experience.

Authors of articles selected for presentation during the Congress will be invited to adapt their articles for submission and evaluation to the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development and to the Revista Brasileira de Gestão e Inovação.

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