Smart Cities & Communities Lighthouse Network Event Lyon
In October 2019, SCIS representatives met with the SCC1 community for the Smarter Together SCC Lighthouse network event in Lyon. The Lyon event was the 8th event organised by the Smart Cities & Communities network. The previous events have either focused on replicating solutions from the Lighthouse Cities to Fellow Cities (events in Brussels, Stavanger) or sharing experiences and best practices (events in San Sebastian, Sonderborg, Lisbon, etc.).
All those events have brought a lot of exciting knowledge sharing and have significantly contributed to the dissemination of best practices.
In the Lyon event, the whole SCC1 network focused on so-called makers’ sessions on the first day, using design-thinking methodology. The various groups worked on topics such as buildings (new & refurbished), integrated infrastructure / data platform and services, energy infrastructure (energy networks & renewable energy production, lampposts), mobility (mobility stations, electric buses…) and well-being (public spaces, nature based solutions, healthcare). As the working groups developed pitches, these were fine-tuned and presented on the following day in front of a jury.