Australia and Czech Republic Cooperate on World Cities
Australia is participating in World Cities project and chose Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium for cooperation. The activity has been developed by the European Union, managed by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission.
The program is focused on exchange of experience and best practice between the European Union and non-EU countries in territorial development with particular reference to urban development, urban-rural partnership and urban cross-border cooperation.
Within a project framework, Michael Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Australian Capital Territory, visited Prague in August and met Prague City Council representatives to discuss framework of future cooperation.
Moreover, a Memorandum of Understanding with Prague Start-up Centre was signed providing platform for knowledge sharing in urban renewal and sustainable growth and housing solutions, mutual developing smart city technologies and exchanging researchers and professionals.
On the photo from left: Kristyna Kucerova, Deputy Director of Prague Start-up Centre and Minister Michael Gentleman signing the Memorandum of Understanding.