Partner Event

UNECE Event: Smart and Sustainable Cities

Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XII
05 Dec 2019

Smart and Sustainable Cities: the Role of Governance and Innovation Policy

A smart, sustainable city is defined as an “innovative city that uses ICT and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operations and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of the present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects.”  There is no single recipe to achieve this. Therefore, governments at the local, regional and national levels are employing different approaches to harness the strengths of each city and provide an enabling environment for innovative and smart solutions. The conference explores the role of innovation policy and governance in this context. The results will serve as the basis for a policy paper for endorsement by the UNECE Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public Private Partnerships at its next session in March 2020.

Meet EIT Climate-KIC’s policy innovation expert Kate Robinson in session 3 “Citizen engagement in innovation and smart and sustainable city solutions”!

The full list of panelists of this session includes:

  • Yaroslava Boyko, Coordinator, Kyiv Smart City, Ukraine
  • Krista Kampus, Head, Smart City Projects Competence Centre, City of Tallinn, Estonia
  • Eduard Lysenko, Minister and Head of the Department of Information Technologies, City of Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Serge Novaretti, Policy and Programme Manager, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Kate Robinson, Climate and Innovation Policy Manager Europe, EIT Climate KIC
  • Liora Shechter, Chief Information Officer and Smart City Director, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality, Israel (tbc)

See the full agenda here and register now.

Events you may be interested in
From farm to fork: Shaping sustainable food systems
Created with Sketch. Dublin, Ireland & online
From farm to fork: Shaping sustainable food systems