On 3 December 2019, the GrowSmarter project celebrates five years of successful implementations at a final conference in Stockholm. Everyone interested in Smart City solutions is invited for a day full of discussions with political speakers, thematic overviews of GrowSmarter’s successful implementations and possibilities to visit some of the demonstration sites in Stockholm.
GrowSmarter was one of the first projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme as a 'Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse project'. The project partners now hope the lessons learnt in the project and insights gained will prove useful for other cities aspiring to become 'smart'.
Project Coordinator Gustaf Landahl, Head of Department for Planning and Environment in the Environment and Health Administration at the City of Stockholm, explains:
“The GrowSmarter project is now coming to an end. The smart solutions, however, continue to save greenhouse gas emissions and are also replicated in many more cities. At the final conference the solutions and success-stories will be presented so that our common dreams for a fossil fuel free future can become reality," Says Gustaf Landahl.
The final conference begins at 9am with an introduction from the Mayor of Stockholm, Anna König, and political representatives of the other Lighthouse cities, Barcelona and Cologne. Then, the three action areas of GrowSmarter, Low Energy Districts, Integrated Infrastructures and Sustainable Urban Mobility are covered in depth by project partners, before all participants have the chance to take part in a study visit of their own choice to a GrowSmarter site in Stockholm.