POCACITO in the US will bridge the innovative aspirations of US cities seeking to take a leading role in sustainable urban development with the experiences of select EU cities. The result will be a truly international network of urban agglomerates developing successful strategies of low-carbon development and a transatlantic blueprint for additional cities to engage in sustainable practices, exchange ‘next practices’, and emerge as leaders in environmentally-sound urban development policies.
POCACITO in the US targets specific cities and key challenges which serve as a common thread between EU and US development priorities: energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable urban mobility, and water management. While each city has its own characteristic set of key challenges, all cities require solutions to the energy, mobility, and water nexus. In order to create workable solutions, we will unite a diverse consortium of participants, including city officials, urban planners, researchers, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and citizens, maximizing learning and implementation potential.
Niko Korpar will represent CC, joining Nina Sankovič, JP Voka Snaga and two experts from Poland, who will visit Milwauke and St. Louis in the 2019 edition of the programme.