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Friday, July 13 • 08:30 - 10:30
Waking up the power of cities and citizens - 120 seats available LIMITED

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Waking up the power of cities and citizens. Cities are taking a protagonist role in addressing global challenges such as climate change and social exclusion. Policy makers are adopting new strategies with the rise of digital tools and citizen empowerment. We will learn from the city leaders how this can be done in a collaborative way? which are the best practices so far? how cities are sharing knowledge with their citizens and globally? is democracy ready to make a big transformation? 
The city of Barcelona invites you to have breakfast with the cities of Paris, Oakland and Belo Horizonte to discuss these topics and more coming from the interaction with the audience.

8:30-9:00 am: Refreshments
9:00-10: 15 am: Conversation between cities
10:15:10:30: Fab City book presentation


Each city will introduce its own vision around the two main challenges we are facing globally: climate change and social exclusion. The conversation will be moderated by Tomas Diez and Minh Nguyen, who will open questions from the public on the last 15 minutes of the conversation

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Nicolas BONNET

​Member of the ​national council of the French Communist Party, City of Paris
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Francesca BRIA

Chief Technology And Digital Innovation Officer, (IT) Barcelona City Council
Francesca Bria is Senior Researcher and Advisor on Technology and Innovation policy. She has a PhD in Innovation Economics for Imperial College, London and MSc on Digital Economy from University of London, Birbeck. As Senior Programme Lead at Nesta, the UK Innovation Agency, she has... Read More →
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Director, Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
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Deputy Mayor, City of Belo Horizonte

Friday July 13, 2018 08:30 - 10:30 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - CINEMA