Urban ecosystems generate an Information Society with citizens being at the centre of the decision process and aware of the city’s activities. A top priority is to set up inclusive management and planning models, ecosystems and processes, with involving companies, city planning and technical departments, and citizen and research organizations.
Establishing a robust and dynamic circular economic framework is the other key element for creating citizens inclusive carbon neutral urban communities.
Engaging innovation oriented investors, professionals and companies is the direction to follow in order to supply high quality services, to raise employment rates and to give meritocratic and adequate wages to citizens.
Enabling an urban transformation based on these concepts spontaneously promotes the creation of new business, the collaboration between public and private entities and the flourishing of small businessesconnected to the innovative initiatives.
To realize such urban ecosystem implies having a long-term commitment from cities, in-depth understanding of current city challenges, mastering city business models as a whole with its social, environmental and economic implications to both local and global scale. In this context, advanced carbon neutral technological solutions become profitable for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) investment.