Lighthouse City of Florence hosted the 3rd session of the City to City Learning 2019 Pogramme

The Replicate project, co-financed by the H2020 programme contract number 691735 (SCC1 European Call for Smart Cities and Communities) celebrated the third webinar of its City to City Learning 2019 Programme last 7th of May. The Lighthouse City of Florence together with the consortium comprised of partners such as Mathema, SPES Consulting, Telecom Italia, Thales and E-Distribuzione offered insights on the actions and measures the city is taking on its way to a zero emission urban mobility model.

The Replicate project is working on its replication strategic activity entitled City to City Learning Programme (#City2CityLearning), led by the University of Oxford as the coordinator of the project’s replication workpackage. The programme includes 6 webinars that will take place throughout 2019, organized by the Lighthouse cities of San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol and Follower cities Essen, Lausanne and Nilufer.

Alessandra Barbieri (Replicate Project Manager), Valerio Moscarini and Stefano Riva (E-Distribuzione), Giuseppe Carone and Chiara Lorenzini (City of Florence) shared their visions on how the topic of mobility is so relevant for the development of a smart and sustainable city strategy.

During the first part of this third session, entitled “Go fast, go green, get connected: that’s smart!” Barbieri, Moscarini and Riva provided a deep overview on the public-private partnership between E-distribuzione and the municipality of Florence regarding the smart grid, which ended up with an interesting discussion about how block chain can improve or help the debate on how to connect data with citizens. An interesting insight on the e-taxi and the fast recharging system was also given before leading to the second slot, in which Carone covered the e-mobility and sustainable strategy that it is being carried out in the city, and highlighted the fact that Florence is the national Italian e-mobility capital, addressing the sustainable mobility goals. The webinar was wrapped up by Lorenzini, who covered the ICT topic, regarding how data should be governed and structured, and ended up with a discussion about how to comply with the GDPR, an open question that might still not be answered.


The fourth session of the programme will be led by fellow city of Lausanne next 9th of July, and will be focusing on the roadmap for the realization of an eco-district, including development of medium-depth geothermal energy in urban areas. Click here for further information about slots and speakers.