Ljubljana Forum

Ljubljana Forum 2014

Ljubljana Forum 2014 created a network of worldwide experts, joined cities of the region and, thus, enabled broad discussion on cities’ issues, future challenges, and development opportunities. Participants shared experience on applying various solutions to the cities’ challenges that can be similarly applied in many cities. The main aim was to learn and improve - that is what being smart means.

Five highlights of Ljubljana Forum 2014

  1. 1. Presentation of success factors for Ljubljana becoming Green Capital of
        Europe 2016
  2. 2. Opening of the Smart City Innovation Center for South East Europe by IBM
  3. 3. Presentation of the City of Bilbao: a good practise case of building a modern city
  4. 4. Presentation of Smart City Platform with technological solutions
  5. 5. Mayors - City Leaders presentations of cities’ good practice cases

The participants of Ljubljana Forum 2014 agreed that we have the knowledge needed, financial institutions and funds, technological solutions, and the political will to create smart cities. However, enhanced cooperation of all stakeholders is crucial for this transformation to be successful.

We are proud to announce that the 2nd Ljubljana Forum award was granted to the project "CENTER FOR EDUCATION OF CHILDREN ON THE PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT AND WATER SYSTEMS" Municipality of Podgorica, MONTENEGRO.

Ljubljana Forum 2014

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Ljubljana Forum 2013
conference on Managing Water & Transport in the Danube Region took place at Ljubljana castle 17th and 18th October, 2013.

Nearly 140 participants from 19 different countries had the opportunity to exchange their knowledge, experience and project ideas on water and transport management and to establish new ways of cooperation among themselves as also with potential investors.

56 speakers from European Union, European investment bank, governments, municipalities, private businesses, NGOs, institutes, consultant companies, universities, presented their views, experiences, projects and future visions of urban development in the field of water and transport management in Europe.

The Chairman of Ljubljana Forum, Mr Blaž Golob stressed the importance of building such cooperation among various stakeholders in order to create future development models for the cities to enable them to pursue the goals of Europe 2020.

Ljubljana Forum 2013 offered valuable examples of addressing cities’ challenges in the areas of water and transport management. Mayors and city representatives of the Danube region presented key issues in the field of urban water and transport management, highlighted major urban projects and present future visions and strategies of water and transport management in their cities. Participants also learnt about financial instruments and opportunities and about available industry solutions for future development of cities. IBM as a partner of Ljubljana Forum 2013 presented conclusions of their recent study: Management of traffic in Ljubljana Urban Region. There was also Sava Commission session on Friday, where 24 projects in the Danube Region were presented.

For the first time, there was Ljubljana Forum Award granted to the most innovative and effective practice of sustainable urban development. This year Ljubljana Forum Award was granted to ADA Bridge in Belgrade.

Ljubljana Forum 2013

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Ljubljana Forum 2012
Foresight conference on Energy Efficiency & being Always On-Line, gathered 160 participants from 29 different countries and many online viewers from all around the world to learn, to exchange and discuss their views and experiences on European sustainability challenges, existing energy efficiency industry solutions and new business models and future possibilities for making our cities even smarter and even more energy efficient. Following the conferences’ conclusions, the Future of Cities Model has been designed.

Ljubljana Forum 2012

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Conference on Future of Cities was creative and impressive vision building event, where various stakeholders discussed global challenges, European identity of cities and smart industry solutions for future of cities.

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