28 Sep 2018
The four intensive days visit contained a lot of meetings and presentations from all of us at the delegate and the local authorities, companies, and researchers. The 1995’s Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Professor Mario Molina, also participated all these days together with our delegation. Molina was back then rewarded for his research about the depletion of the ozone hole and how it connects to the emission of chlorofluorocarbons. Ever since, he has continued to fight for global sustainable development. I, personally, really enjoyed spending time with Professor Molina who possess great experiences and ideas, which he happily shared with us in the delegation. One of the most important notes he made regarding Smart Cities were the importance of knowledge among the citizens of pollution and the link between behaviour and environmental impact. An open data based connected smart city will not only provide information to the government, but also show the citizens the effect of reducing the use of fossil-based energy sources.