Unlocking the Future


Think local to act global

Ep. 7

In 2050, two thirds of the world population will live in towns, consuming over 70% of energy and emitting just as much greenhouse gases. As city populations grow, the demand for services but also pressure on resources will increase. This episode focuses on green, digital and intelligent cities that have integrated in their DNA the need for change. It will highlight how forward-looking cities help their citizens and businesses to thrive.



Pekka Timonen, Mayor of Lahti (European Green Capital of 2021)

Leonie van den Beuken, Program Director, Amsterdam Smart City

Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven (European Capital of Innovation 2020, Intelligent Cities Challenge)

Sébastien Viano, Director of European Affairs, Euro-Mediterranean Relations and External Funding for the Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur and the City of Nice

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