Countries across the world share a common interest in promoting a human-centred and environmentally-friendly urban development model that delivers clean, resource-efficient, socially fair, smart cities. The EU has increasingly supported actions in this field on a global scale including the International Urban Cooperation programme, IUC (2017-2020). The IUC has established a number of thematic networks for this cooperation. This workshop will examine the results of this cooperation regarding added value for public authorities and the private sector. It will also reflect on the effects of external shocks like the coronavirus crisis on cities in areas like public health and economic recovery, highlighting the added value of international cooperation. In three sessions, selected pairings from across the world will jointly present and make recommendations for the future.
Panel Session 1: Smart City & Digital Transition: China (Guangzhou) – India (Panaji-GOA) – EU (Barcelona, Spain)
Panel Session 2: Green Deal.Circular Economy & Energy Transition: Japan (Koriyama) – EU (Rome, Italy) – China (Chengdu)
Hidefumi Imura, Team Leader, IUC Japan, Japan.
Panagiotis Karamanos, Team Leader, IUC India, India.
Dominnique LI, Managing Director, Guangzhou Global Star Investment LTD. Guangzhou Development District Foreign Affairs Office, China.
Yii Liu, Deputy Director, Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI), Chengdu, China.
Sandra Marin Herbert, Coordinator, IUC Methodology Taskforce, Belgium.
David Martínez, CEO, Municipal Institute of Urbanism, Spain.
Patrick Maureli, Coordinator for GIS, BIM and Data Management, CITERA Sapienza University, Italy.
R Niessler, Principal Advisor for International Relations, DG REGIO, European Commission, Belgium.
Sanjit Rodrigues, Commissioner, Corporation of the City of Panaji, India.
Betina Stollar, Programme Director for Asia-Pacific, Department of International Relations, Barcelona City Council, Spain.
Yohei Watabane, Business Creation Division, City of Koriyama, Japan.