Territorios Inteligentes or “SmartPlaces" are the innovative city regions around the world that are successfully facing the challenges and risks of globalization. SmartPlaces are able to achieve and maintain a balance among the concerns of economic competition, social development and cohesion, and cultural and environmental sustainability. We are learning from the experiences of these cities, especially the way they are organized to achieve good urban results. Although none of their achievements or innovations can be directly copied to another city or context, they remain interesting references.