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Smart City 4.0

More than one year ago, on March 2021, the research company ESI ThoughtLab released Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World, a forward-looking study that provides city decision-makers with an evidence-based playbook for driving better social, environmental, and economic outcomes in today’s transformed world. A team of 30 economists and subject matter experts assessed the impact of technological, economic, and demographic shifts on cities.

The research, based on a survey of 167 city leaders from 82 countries around the world, dramatically underscores the vital role of technology, data, partnerships, and citizen engagement in enabling municipalities to helping give rise to a new class of cities-Cities 4.0.

The smart city project case from Bulgaria - Smart Burgas

The article is inspired by the project Skills4Cities that the cluster is implementing in partnership with five other European organizations. It concerns the smart city platform of Burgas that represents a good practice for creating smart cities and is a case study for smart city projects. The case of Burgas, the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, is based on more than 8 years of history, when it was the beginning of the adoption and development of this concept in the seaside city.

The information about this case is taken from the official site of Smart Burgas.

Projects to fight climate change

Two of the members of the cluster, Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club (KISMC) and Euro-perspectives Foundation, implement projects directly resulting from the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Both projects are related to the role and positive impact that business, entrepreneurship and education can play in the fight against climate change and to preserve biodiversity.

Over the past 50 years, the world has been transformed by an explosion in global trade, consumption, population growth and mass urbanization.

How Bulgaria is fighting climate change

This article presents part of the desk study that our Cluster's member the Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club (KISMCdid in preparation of the second intellectual product of the Collective Innovation to Fight Climate Change (FCC project).

Since the results of this project is related to the work the cluster already did in this area (look at this article) we share it here. The article provides very brief and basic information on how Bulgarian government fight with climate change.

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