Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, with approximately 540,000 inhabitants, is one of the frontrunners of Europe in terms of smart strategies and urban digital transformation. We caught up with Jean-Charles Maleysson to talk about their role as a lighthouse city for the IRIS Smart Cities project.
This autumn, the city of Utrecht will be home to the international Climate Planet Exhibition. From 6 October to 3 November a 24-meter-high globe will tower above the Utrecht Jaarbeursplein, attracting an estimated 70.000 visitors to create awareness and debate over climate change. A circle of containers surrounds the globe, portraying the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This autumn Gothenburg has the opportunity to be named Europe's Innovation Capital 2018 by the European Commission. The city's focus on test beds and Science Parks, where broad collaborations pave the way for new innovations, has qualified it as one of twelve finalists in the iCapital Award competition. Next week, several of the city's innovation initiatives will be presented in Brussels 10 October and the winner crowned in Lisbon on 6 November.