A true adventure and amazing mountain-top ride during my expedition is the Transfăgărășan pass. It is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Marisa Parmigiani is Sustainability Manager at Unipol, Italy’s second insurer, and talks about digital CSR and especially about big data and Derris, an online tool for assessing natural disaster risks and taking measurements.

In this podcast Marisa Parmigiani will share her experience and ideas about digital CSR, how to manage disruptive innovations and capability building. Additionally, Marisa shares her experience with building an online environmental assessment tool in public-private partnership.

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On my way from Denmark to Finland I pass by Stockholm and just had a couple of hours for sight seeing… The city has amazing views and definitely go back longer another time.

BY ANNA LISA BONI (SECRETARY GENERAL EUROCITIES)

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people.

EUROCITIES works in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. It facilitates learning experiences between cities, and represents cities’ interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.

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PEOPLE-CENTERED CITY DEVELOPMENT

BY MARY-ANN SCHREURS (VICE-MAYOR EINDHOVEN)

The future of Smart Society development lies in its functioning on a European scale. In order to overcome today’s challenges cities have to act together; otherwise Europe may lose control over its future that in turn may start being dictated by American companies and Chinese investors.

Europe has a tradition of creating economies that are compatible with the society’s expectations. This tradition is embedded in our culture: people want to have government systems that empower them to become who they want to be. To address today’s challenges it would a good idea for governments to create a level playing field where people-centred technologies are developed, bring these technologies together and make them compatible with society’s needs.

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