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Known as home automation or domotic, building automation is growing in the construction and real estate industry, advancing the development of its concepts. On an expanded scale, home automation can contribute to the automation of cities by lending its theories. The objective of this article is to reflect about the interfaces between building automation, urban systems and their implications for the information management of the built environment, extracting concepts from home automation (which is in a more evolved stage) in contribution to theories and initiatives that follow the same destiny in the city scale. The method adopted was to verify the state of the art of home automation, its stage of evolution and how its concepts are established. The automation of urban systems was also analyzed, and to what extent it can be compared to home automation, taking it as a parameter to evolve urban automation. And what is common/different when increasing/decreasing the scale from the building to the city. It is concluded that there is no systemic vision of the city, as well as automation can provide it besides improving the management and efficiency of services, in order to provide access and democratization to the built environment.