Cities & Europe - Digital Transformation of Cities
Take a glance at some of this year's conference topics
Videos from previous years
Take a look at our overview videos
Zagreb Forum 2017
Megatrends for cities - jobs & skills in innovative urban ecosystems
Zagreb Forum 2016
Urban Futures - Challenges for cities & entrepreneurship
Zagreb Forum 2015
Co-Creation of Creative City by Citizens
Zagreb Forum 2014
Fostering City Development through Smart Decision, E-governance and Energy Sustainability.
Zagreb Forum 2013
Creative cities and Europe
Picks from previous years
A quick look at previous years key messages
The urban environment is fundamentally different than it ever has been before, but we are still trying to physically define it in the same way. It is time to begin thinking about our cities in a completely new way. We need to come up with new dreams for the city and for its spatial translation that offer a long-term, cohesive, seductive, and strong perspective for future societies.
The big issue is what we do with data. We need to take all this raw data and transform it into something that is useful for the mayor and for the city managers to make decisions.
For the success of any project related to smart cities we have to have a full cooperation with local administration, strong cooperation with companies and research and academic institutions. Smart cities are developing a new mentality, a new approach to dealing with local and urban issues.
In order to create innovative business environment we need to have a holistic approach, which includes: city authorities addressing the challenges, building an information hub regarding innovation procurement and ensuring provision of solution from innovative SMEs.
We can define Smart city as a developed urban area that creates a sustainable economic development and a high quality of life during which leading to significant improvements in several key areas: the economy, mobility, environment, people, life and government. This significant improvements occur through the implementation of a strong human potential, social potential and / or ICT infrastructure.
20 speakers &
Urban / Local Solutions
Networking with decision
Eco-system challenges under
Under the auspices of the Croatian President
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović
Board of Organizers
CEO, Development Agency Zagreb
Director, GFS GoForeSight Institute
Senior Research Associate, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb