The construction of a sustainable city that is environment-friendly and attractive to its residents was the main subject of the conference that took place in the Copernicus Science Centre. The conference was opened by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Warsaw wants to learn from the best, so it was natural that Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, who discussed during the local-Government panel the achievements of the capital city of Poland, was present at the conference.
“We are open to environment-friendly issues and we are deeply interested in developing collective transport.
79% of Stockholm and 70% of Warsaw residents travel by public transport, which means that we are really near,” said the Mayor of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. “One more good example is the tram bus lines. Many Western-Europe cities have given up this means of transport while Warsaw is intensely trying to modernise it.”
One of the main subjects of the conference was the question of “SymbioCity” i.e. the idea of the city taking advantage of the synergy of various environment-friendly solutions (e.g. forest waste is used for heating and power engineering) and the functioning of the city.