The objectives of the Forum are to connect, enable and encourage good practice cases and concrete cooperation among different stakeholders. Special attention will be given to EUROPE & ASIA cooperation for digital transformation of cities towards successful Smart Cities.
Ahead of the 2019 European Union elections, new financial perspective 2020-2017 and reinforcement of the EU Urban agenda, we will focus on EUROPEAN CITY as sustainable - smart and inclusive city. Special attention will be given to EUROPE & ASIA cooperation for digital transformation of cities towards successful Smart Cities. For the very first time new emerging technologies such us, Blockchain and DTL (Distributed Ledger Technologies) supporting different pillars of Smart City development will be show-cased.
Enabling prosperity of cities means creating synergies between Foresight and Urban & Territorial Planning, which was a driving force behind foundation of the Ljubljana Forum in 2011. Two founders of Ljubljana Forum, namely Mr. Blaž GOLOB, Director of the GFS - GoForeSight Institute, and Mr. Miran GAJŠEK, Chief Urban Planner of the City of Ljubljana, created this European & global wide platform of various stakeholders that are important for bringing about prosperity of our cities. Ljubljana Forum is an international gathering of city mayors and city leaders, The Millennium Project, Regional Cooperation Council, European Commission and European Parliament, European Investment Bank, government representatives, industry representatives, R&D and University representatives and civil society partners. From the very beginning, partners of Ljubljana Forum are creating the evolving model of the ''City of the Future''.