15th November 2023 10:00 – 11:00

MedaCity

Welcome to MedaCity, a session dedicated to exploring and replicating innovative models of urban development within the Mediterranean region. This session will highlight successful examples of innovative cities and districts, examining their strategies for sustainability, technology integration, and community engagement. The goal is to provide actionable insights and frameworks that other cities in the Mediterranean can adopt and adapt to their unique contexts. 

An overview of the significance of innovative urban models for the Mediterranean region, an in-depth look at the emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of cities in the Mediterranean. This will include a discussion on smart cities, green infrastructure, sustainable urban planning and mobility. 

Barcelona as a model 

An overview of Barcelona’s smart city initiatives, focusing on digital transformation, mobility solutions, and citizen engagement. Examination of how specific districts within cities are leading the way in implementing smart technologies and sustainable practices. 

A discussion on how cities across the Mediterranean can replicate successful models from other regions, considering local challenges and opportunities. Topics will include funding, policy frameworks, and stakeholder collaboration. 

MedaCity is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of innovative urban models in the Mediterranean region, showcasing successful examples and offering practical insights for replication. By bringing together experts, policymakers, and practitioners, this session aims to foster a collaborative approach to urban development, ensuring that cities across the Mediterranean can benefit from and contribute to a shared vision of innovation and sustainability. 

Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation

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