Organized jointly by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC), ‘BRIDGE for Cities – Belt and Road Initiative: Developing Green Economies for Cities’ is a large-scale annual event that aims to advance the implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The event promotes the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in all participating countries, to encourage municipal officials and development stakeholders to scale up their engagement in inclusive and sustainable urban-industrial development initiatives.
‘BRIDGE for Cities 4.0,’ where ‘4.0’ symbolizes both the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the fourth edition of the event, will explore the role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in fostering urban innovation in cities along the Belt and Road and beyond. The event will aim to provide a wide and multidisciplinary perspective on how cities can tap into advanced technologies and new industrial solutions to enhance the quality of life for their citizens by reducing cities’ carbon footprint, improving public services and creating new jobs and attracting skilled labor.
dates: 3-4 September 2019
location: Vienna, Wien, Austria