Cities have been at the forefront of dealing with the COVID19 crisis, whether implementing restrictions, protecting vulnerable citizens, supporting businesses, or preparing for getting people back to work and into schools. We have seen that technology is at the centre of the response by European cities across all sectors.
Eurocities’ experts on smart and digital technologies will be holding two open online sessions next week, when they also meet to agree Eurocities policy positions and share learnings between cities.
Digital resilience for future cities – Monday 21 September (11:30 – 13:00 CET)
The first, a political panel session, will focus on the role technology can play in cities’ adaptation to changing realities, the panel with politicians from Barcelona, Ghent, Manchester and Milan will showcase the cities’ actions in response to COVID19 and discuss challenges and conditions for reinforcing the resilience of cities for the future.
Manchester Tech Talks – Monday 21 September (15:00 – 16:30 CET)
Following the panel debate, the Manchester Tech Talks will start in the afternoon, and will provide insights on digital tools that have been developed by cities in response to COVID-19. Cologne, Manchester and Newcastle will showcase their smart city approaches and solutions with digital inclusion at the heart.