Maintaining and renovating cultural heritage buildings is a tricky task, but if Europe is to thrive, we must not accept a trade off between our cultural heritage and our environment. Thanks to Sharing Cities, in Lisbon, a transformation of the historic city hall is underway which will make it one of the most high-tech heritage buildings in Europe, without sacrificing its historical beauty.
Milan also has an enormous stock of cultural heritage buildings that it wants to incorporate into its retrofitting activities to improve their energy efficiency and therefore sustainability, as well as the comfort of residents. And, as you can imaging, aesthetics is one thing the city is not willing to sacrifice in the process. Interested in replicating Milan's approach, and learning about other key insights of the Sharing City's project, Frankfurt sent a delegation to Milan on 14 October. There members of the Central Commission and the City Council Finances of Frankfurt met the chairman of the Budget Committee, Tributes, State Property and Procurement, Emmanuel Conte.
As the project nears its final year, we are stepping up our replication activity, and indeed the next two weeks will see two further delegations, on from Korea and one from Romania, coming to get a look at the city's best practices and the pilots implemented as part of Sharing Cities. If your city would like to get in on the action and learn what is happening in Sharing Cities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org now.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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