Smart City Expo World Congress 2019
November 19 - November 21
The rise of the sharing and collaborative economy has an increasing impact on cities as it generates more open, transparent and participatory solutions, while boosting public innovation. It is creating high sustainability expectations for its potential to contribute to a sustainable development of society, such as contributing to a circular economy paradigmatic change beyond the ‘take, make, dispose’ extractive industrial model. Yet the disruptive impact of some models is still arousing huge controversy while alternative modalities are opening up a new frontier of innovation for inclusive economies. It has become a top priority for governments around the globe.
Coinciding with the Smart City Expo World Congress, the third edition of the Sharing Cities Summit – an encounter of majors and vice mayors of leading cities in the area – will dig deeper into the challenges and opportunities of building inclusive and truly sharing cities, and the measures and cities collaboration to be taken to spur the positive effects of collaborative practices and fight gentrification, in order to start turning last century’s degenerative economy into a new, regenerative and distributive one. In addition, the co-hosted Circular Economy European Summit will enhance the potential to contribute to a sustainable development of society.