The SPARCS City Forum as an internal project event was held online on the 17th of February from 9.30 to 11.30 CET. The topic of the Forum was ‘PED Replication in Fellow Cities’ and it aimed at fostering knowledge exchange among all SPARCS cities. The Forum was organised by Fraunhofer jointly with VTT. Over 30 project participants attended the event, and it had the following agenda:
The five Fellow Cities Maia, Reykjavik, Kladno, Lviv and Kifissia were represented by Marta Moreira and Emanuel Sá, Hulda Hallgrímsdóttir, David Škorňa, Maksym Terletsky and Kleopatra Kalampoka respectively. The city representatives presented their knowledge and experiences on topics such as challenges, strengths, learnings, and pieces of advice that were gained through their participation in the project so far.
City representatives from Fellow Cities and Lighthouse Cities along with other project participants actively took part in a collaborative exercise on an online whiteboard platform to convey the wishes they have for their cities in achieving their goals of becoming more sustainable and carbon-neutral. The forum ended with an insightful discussion on PEDs. Learnings from the Forum will support in planning further collaborations and exchanges among cities within the project.