Smart Regions: Continuity Across County Lines

September 14, 2022. 11:20 AM


September 14, 2022

11:20 – 12:00PM

Today, local governments, through local action, can play a vital role in not only improving the livability, resilience, performance, and sustainability of their communities, but they can help reach national climate and energy targets, strengthen national resilience, and forge a more sustainable future. By scaling local innovation and smart regions regionally, local solutions can more rapidly and comprehensively foster mutual economic, sustainability, and resilience goals across an entire region, while also addressing key local needs. In this context, we need common solutions and win-win agreements between different levels of governments and in different territorial contexts. How to overcome the challenge of inter-jurisdictional coordination? What are the strengths and limits of different models of cross-country regulatory frameworks? How can we build partnerships across country lines that lead to investments in innovation?