Participation of the Route-to-PA project at the Smart City Expo World Congress
The Route-to-PA project was hosted in the stand of the City of Prato at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, on 14-16/11/2017.
The event is the meeting point for governments, companies, entrepreneurs and research centers, where cities meet other cities, showcase their projects and find new solutions, and where companies make business. It has turned out to be an exceptional networking platform to connect people working in and with cities around the world who are tackling similar challenges and generating opportunities for action.
The Smart City Expo World Congress is committed to leveraging the implementation and follow-up of all global agendas at local and national level. The event aims to be the place to collectivize urban power, to increase the strength of cities, to identify business opportunities, to establish partnerships and contribute to enacting common policies. A place to share research, best practices, and potential common solutions, achieved through effective collaboration.
This edition was a great success and offered a very good opportunity for disseminating the Route-to-PA approach and products to a variety of participants: cities, business, research and education institutions.
The City of Prato participated for the full event with its own stand, managed by Paolo Boscolo, Francesco Pacini and Elena Palmisano. The stand of the City of Prato had many visitors along the three days and collected more than 100 contacts from all over the world, most of whom were very interested in the Route-to-PA approach and products.
Several demos were also organized inside the stand to show the functioning of the SPOD platform and the pilot activities currently ongoing in Prato.
This included a showcase of the work done around mapping of existing tabernacles in the city area as well as the work to be done on facilitating citizen and administration discussions on the recently adopted consolidated budget, to improve transparency and offer the ability to evaluate the results obtained in a more effective and informed manner, based on actual data. More information on current activities and other pilots’ activities can be found here.
The Deputy Mayor for Innovation and the Deputy Mayor for Cultural Heritage of the Prato City Council were also present at the stand on Wednesday 15th and had the opportunity of talking with several representatives from other cities, both from Europe and other parts of the world.
Keep an eye on this space for future updates on ROUTE-TO-PA events and pilot projects’ news.