Cities ahead of the curve: local solutions driving innovation

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‘Cities ahead of the curve: local solutions driving innovation’ is the first Urban Transitions Mission annual global innovation gathering.

The event will be held within the framework of the UNFCCC Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW) on 10th October, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This one-day event aims to inspire the UTM community to implement innovative approaches in technology, resilience, governance, finance and society in an integrated, accessible and holistic manner. It offers an opportunity for UTM cities to come together, network and meet with a community already committed to a net-zero global transition, and galvanise cooperation with national level, the climate finance sector, global practitioners and private sector representatives.

The event will focus on the overarching theme of futureproofing urban infrastructures, exploring the nexus between transport and mobility, energy, cooling, and the built environment, while also linking to challenges related to access to water, energy and the deployment of both digital and Nature-based Solutions.

The event will also feature the first call for collaboration with universities and research  institutions to partner with UTM Cities worldwide, and it acts as a first stepping stone on the way to the next edition of the Innovate4Cities conference taking place in 2024 – offering insights, supporting identification of Research & Innovation gaps and potential solutions, yet to explore.

Find more event information and registration here.

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