European Smart Cities are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic using solutions, tools and lessons from earlier efforts to become more resilient. If short term impacts are already visible, how can smart tech innovation help cities overcome new challenges and address the needs of their citizens over the long run?
The webinar is co-organised by MAtchUP, Sharing Cities and Replicate.
The three projects will showcase ongoing experiences and lessons learnt linked to the pandemic situation that cities were (and still are) struggling with.
ON behalf of MAtchUP, the coordinator Ernesto Faubel, representative of the Municipality of Valencia, will show the leading role of Valencia in the UN task force “Emergency response to COVID19” (for the news in Spanish visit here and here). Javier Ibañez from Las Naves will showcase the initiative “Frena La Curva“, a citizen cooperative-based platform to channel and organize social energy and civic resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic by providing a civil society response complementary to that of government and essential public services.
Sharing Cities will participate with the City of London and Replicate will present an Italian experience with the City of Florence.