I had the honor to be invited to be one of the speakers at the Ljubljana forum 2013, and I would like to share some of outcomes from that event.
Nearly 140 participants from 19 different countries had the opportunity to exchange their knowledge, experience and project ideas on water and transport management and to establish new ways of cooperation among themselves as also with potential investors.
56 speakers from European Union, European investment bank, governments, municipalities, private businesses, NGOs, institutes, consultant companies, universities, presented their views, experiences, projects and future visions of urban development in the field of water and transport management in Europe.
The Chairman of Ljubljana Forum, Mr. Blaž Golob stressed the importance of building such cooperation among various stakeholders in order to create future development models for the cities to enable them to pursue the goals of Europe 2020.
Ljubljana Forum 2013 offered valuable examples of addressing cities’ challenges in the areas of water and transport management. Mayors and city representatives of the Danube region presented key issues in the field of urban water and transport management, highlighted major urban projects and present future visions and strategies of water and transport management in their cities. Participants also learnt about financial instruments and opportunities and about available industry solutions for future development of cities. IBM as a partner of Ljubljana Forum 2013 presented conclusions of their recent study: Management of traffic in Ljubljana Urban Region. There was also Sava Commission session on Friday, where 24 projects in the Danube Region were presented.
For the first time, there was Ljubljana Forum Award granted to the most innovative and effective practice of sustainable urban development. This year Ljubljana Forum Award was granted to ADA Bridge in Belgrade.
Ljubljana Forum 2013: Explored How to Build Intelligent Cities of the Future
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