The new MAtchUP webinar will let you see the world through the lens of a follower city. What does being a follower city in a smart city project actually mean? What’s the role of a follower city and how its participation in EU-funded projects can improve its urban future? Which are the pros and the cons of this role? Four follower cities will walk us through their lessons learnt and solutions implemented thanks to their participation in EU-funded projects.
You can meet representatives from the cities of Kerava in Finland, Ostend in Belgium, Herzliya in Israel – all from the MAtchUP project – and Leipzig in Germany, a special guest which was first a follower city in Triangulum project and then a lighthouse city in Sparcs project.
11.00 – 11.10
Welcome and introduction
11.10 – 11.25
Thinking big with little resources – Johanna Kuusisto, Programme Manager, City of Kerava (Finland)
11.25 – 11.40
Sustainable urbanism to fight climate change – Yaron Kariv, Energy Supervisor, City of Herzliya (Israel)
11.40 – 11.55
Experiences from Ostend – Mathijs Dewaele, Project Manager, City of Ostend (Belgium)
11.55 – 12.10
From Fellow to Lighthouse. Insights from Leipzig’s Smart City process – Nadja Riedel, Digital City Unit, City of Leipzig (Germany)