How do we create smart and sustainable cities? That was the common theme for the entire day's seminars and discussions when Business Region Gothenburg arranged the Smart City Seminars at the Volvo Ocean Race Village. The answer was provided: cooperation and the sharing of ideas.
The theme for the afternoon at the Smart City seminars was the circular economy and sharing, and their roles in a sustainable future. The seminars were kicked off by Ulf Kamne, Gothenburg's Deputy Mayor, who promised that Gothenburg will be a world leader in the sharing economy, revealing that the city itself has cut its purchasing, offers a furniture recycling service and has a well-functioning musical instrument loaning service, to name just a few initiatives.