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Cancelled: Workshop on a Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities, 23 April in Riga

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Update 9 April: Unfortunately the Riga City Council has cancelled the Energy Cities Annual Rendezvous. We will come back with a new date and venue for the Urban Forum for Smart Cities workshop.

The Baltic Development Forum together with the UBC Board and the City of Turku have taken the initiative to prepare a concept for a “Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities”.

The presentation and evaluation of the draft Baltic Urban Forum concept will take place in Riga on 23 April 2014, as side event to the Energy Cities Annual Rendezvous. We hope that you – as representative of a city, business or citizen’s organization – will use this excellent opportunity to provide us with your input to the concept development.

The workshop will take place in the premises of the Riga City Council, Ratslaukums str. 1, on 23 April 2014, 10-12:30.

The agenda

10:00 Welcome
Vadims Baranniks, Head of the Riga City Council’s Transport Committee

10:05 – 10:20 Introduction to Smart Cities concept
Lovisa Selander, Baltic Development Forum and Björn Grönholm, Union of the Baltic Cities

10:20 – 10:40 State-of-the-art report overview: Smart Cities Activities in Baltic Sea Region
Hannes Astok, Smart City Lab, Tartu

10:40 – 11:00 Brainstorming session
Lovisa Selander, Baltic Development Forum

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00 Possible concept scenarios
Hannes Astok, Smart City Lab, Tartu and Björn Grönholm, Union of the Baltic Cities

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

After lunch the project team is available for meetings and discussions

Find more about the Baltic Urban Forum concept development:
http://smartcitylab.eu/buf/

Read more about our initial workshop on 19-20 January 2014 in Tartu, Estonia.

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