ULI Europe Digital Programme: Shared Experiences, Smart Solutions – How Lisbon, London and Milan are Embracing the Digital Future


Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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    Webinar Summary

    'Shared Experiences, Smart Solutions – How Lisbon, London and Milan are Embracing the Digital Future'
    Cities around the globe are implementing smart city strategies to become more liveable, attractive and resource-efficient. Major international cities have been early adopters and, supported by EU funding through the Sharing Cities project, are investing heavily in technologies. Pilot programmes are now underway in several cities, to address some of the most pressing urban challenges such as energy use, low carbon transport and buildings, and to harness data for the good of the city.

    During this webinar, we will learn from different European cities how they are embracing the digital future. Our panellists will share the the lessons learnt from the approaches tested and will talk us through the successful strategies in implementing smart city initiatives, based on intensive collaboration between all stakeholders.
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    Webinar Series
    This is the first webinar in the series looking at "Rethink: Innovation, finance and new solutions for real estate".
    Other webinars in this series include:

    The 2020 ULI Europe Digital Programme Autumn Series: Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink

    Join one of our webinars this Autumn on the central theme of "Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink: Preparing for a new built world". We will explore each of these concepts through webinars grouped into series, including:
    • Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities
    • Reshape: Evolving real estate formats to meet consumer needs
    • Rethink: Innovation, finance and new solutions for real estate



    Piero Pelizzaro

    Chief Resilience Officer and Sharing Cities Lead, Comune Di Milano

    Piero has 10 years of experience in climate change policies and urban resilience planning. Currently he is the Milan Chief Resilience Officer and the City Lead for the H2020 Lighthouse project Sharing Cities at the Municipality of Milan. He is an advisor of the Italian Ministry of Environment Land and Sea on Urban Adaptation Policy to Climate Change. In recent years was the Co-Founder of Climalia, specialised consulting company providing climate services in Italy, where he operates as Resilience Specialist. Piero was an Acclimatise Associate. Piero is a member of the European Commission Mayors Adapt Practitioners Work Group and Member of FiRe 2016 Implementation Working Group at Climate Policy Initiative. He is member of the Advisory Board of the EU FP7 Ramses Project that aims to structure a cost\benefit analysis methodology for Urban Adaptation Plans. He has extensive expertise in projects financed by the European Commission, including the LIFE+ project BlueAP Bologna Local Urban Environment Adaptation Plan for a Resilient City (Senior Expert), LIFE+ RECOIL Recovered waste cooking oil for combined heat and power production (Technical Director), MED Greenpartnerships as Senior Expert and MED ZeroCO2 Small communities for big changing. He further specialised in Urban Resilience, Environmental Economic Accounting, Energy Scenario and Climate Change Impact Models through his working experience at the Stockholm Environment Institute – Tallinn Office. In past years he collaborated with EU MP, Umberto Guidoni. He writes for different specialised magazines and web-portals on climate change issues.


    Rick Robinson

    Director – Smart Places, Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure, Jacobs

    Dr. Rick Robinson is Director of Smart Places for Jacobs. He advises cities, infrastructure operators, campus owners, property developers and investors on the use of technology to improve buildings, infrastructure, places, communities and business and organisational performance. Previously, he has led Smart Cities businesses for Arup and IBM, and was Director of Technology for Amey, where he was responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day. Rick is a member of the UK5G Steering Group and founded and co-chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance.


    Sandy Tung

    Programme Manager for Sharing Cities, Greater London Authority

    Sandy Tung is based at the Greater London Authority and is the Programme Manager for Sharing Cities, a pan-European programme that tests out innovative smart city solutions across major European Cities, replicating and scaling what works through new business and investment models. Sandy is passionate about making cities better places for people to live, work and play. She brings 10 years’ experience from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, working with cities across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America to become more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive. Sandy has previously worked on programmes including 100 Resilient Cities, Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) and holds a Masters degree on Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.


    Victor Sellwood

    Energy Business Advisory, Siemens

    Victor Sellwood is a Chartered Engineer who has worked in the energy sector for over 15 years, most recently with Siemens and EA Technology. He has been commissioned to develop energy strategies with Welsh Government and the UK:100, and delivering focused analysis in south east England and the Humber. He is also delivering Smart City technologies, business models and decarbonisation pathways for London, Manchester and Keele University. Victor holds an MBA with Merit from the Manchester Business School, and juggles time between a young family and regular attempts to ski and play badminton.


    David Cunha

    Senior Adviser for Information Technology and Digital Transformation and Lisbon City Lead for Sharing Cities, Municipal de Lisboa

    David Cunha is a Senior Adviser for Information Technology and Digital Transformation for Lisbon’s Municipality. He is also Lisbon’s City Lead for the Sharing Cities Programme, funded by European Union's Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 Programme. Before that, he worked as a Civil Engineer in Lisbon Municipality since 2008. David has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Transports and Infrastructures – Design and Management) by Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL) and a keen interest in technology.