Podcast Summary #13: Citizen Participation in Innsbruck
Guests: Elisabeth Meze, the former Head of Citizens' Participation of Innsbruck
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Summaries of Key Takeaways:
- Climate Saloon Initiative: A series of small-scale events focused on sustainable living, ranging from bicycle workshops to climate theaters.
- Public Space Retrofit: The transformation of the first park in Innsbruck into a climate-fit outdoor area, including the implementation of green and blue infrastructure to create a cooling oasis.
- Challenges Overcome: Difficulties such as legal hurdles in public installations, highlighting the complexity of integrating innovative projects into public spaces.
- Community Impact: The initiative's success in engaging thousands of residents and fostering a sense of community through sustainable living practices.
“To you, what is a Smart City?”:
Elisabeth Meze: “A city can never be smart. It's only the people being smart.”