Today at the EUROCITIES meeting in Stockholm Maud Olofsson, Minister for Enterprise and Energy Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, urged all cities to take on the Globe Forum City Challenge!
Globe Forum has decided to challenge all European cities to share their sustainability projects to promote urban sustainable development. This challenge arose with the goal of showcasing innovations and promoting collaboration between city, municipality and region.
With the help of Tieto we designed a database that will give cities from all over Europe a tool for sharing best practices and together shape the cities of tomorrow.
The challenge launched today at the EUROCITIES meeting in Stockholm 27th of November 2009 and will go on until Globe Forum 2010 in April.
The first phase of the challenge is all about data collection and finding the right projects. Starting in January, the database will open up and the participating cities will start to fill it with information.
The goal for the cities will be to get as many sustainable projects as possible registered and linked to the city. These projects will form the basis for a unique global database for projects, innovation and ideas about sustainable development.
This is an ongoing process of collaborative problem solving, and the vision is to gather all best practises, from all cities, all over the world.
The database will be used for collaboration and inspiration. The city with the most sustainable projects registered will be recognized at Globe Forum 2010 in Stockholm.