The eCitySevilla project was the undisputed protagonist of the SER Meeting ‘Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities’, organised on 1 December, in collaboration with Endesa, and which was also attended by the Seville City Council’s Urban Planning Department, the Andalusian Energy Agency, the JRC, Endesa X and PCT Cartuja.

The meeting began with a speech by Rafael Sánchez Durán, Director of Endesa in Andalusia and Extremadura, who welcomed the attendees and pointed out some interesting key points in the debate on the cities of the future. Next, the Deputy Minister of Development, Mario Muñoz-Atanet, presented some of the projects in which the Andalusian Regional Government is already applying this premise of sustainability as a determining factor in achieving smart cities.

Finally, a round table was organised, moderated by the journalist Elena Carazo, with the participation of Rafael Márquez, Urban Planning Manager of Seville; María José Colinet, Director of Financing, Promotion and Strategic Projects of the Andalusian Energy Agency; Johan Stierman, advisor to the Director of “Growth and Innovation” of the Joint Research Centre in Seville; Juan Garrigosa, Business Director of Endesa X and Luis Pérez Díaz, General Manager of the management company of the PCT Cartuja. During this section, some of the projects already underway in the city of Seville were presented, which combine the concepts of digitalisation and sustainability that have been established for the coming years by the United Nations and, more recently, at the Glasglow Climate Summit a few weeks ago.

The eCitySevilla initiative is a clear example of these lines of work, already in operation for two years and with the involvement of various public administrations and up to 70 private entities, which are committed to the challenge of converting the area around the PCT Cartuja into a decarbonised, sustainable and 100% renewable area by 2025. A project in which all the agents involved in the round table are also involved.

The meeting was brought to a close by Antonio Muñoz, Deputy Mayor and Delegate for Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism.

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