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Join the "Bridge for Cities 4.0" conference in Vienna on 3-4 September!

17 July 2019

Polis is proud to partner with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization for the event “Bridge for Cities 4.0”, which will explore the role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in fostering urban innovation in cities along the Belt and Road and beyond.

The event, taking place on 3-4 September in Vienna, will aim at providing a wide and multidisciplinary perspective on how cities can tap into advanced technologies and new industrial solutions to enhance the quality of life for their citizens by reducing cities’ carbon footprint, improving public services as well as creating new jobs and attracting skilled labor.

The two-day event will most notably include a City-to-City Matchmaking session, in which local authorities will share their views and experiences on sustainable urban-industrial development, and a plenary session dedicated to Transforming Urban Transport. Other plenary sessions will focus on Re-thinking Urban Innovation and Anchoring Cities in the Circular Economy.

Around 650 participants are expected to attend the event, including representatives from municipal governments, DFIs, non-governmental organizations, the business sector, chambers of commerce, international organizations, urban experts and academia.

The event encourages municipal officials and development stakeholders to scale up their engagement in inclusive and sustainable urban-industrial development initiatives and establish a municipal platform through which cities can share their development successes and challenges, and ultimately scale up their capacities.

Interested in attending the event? Register here before 2 September 2019.

Background

Organized jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC), “BRIDGE for Cities” is a large-scale annual event, which aims to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative.