The mayor of Çanakkale, Ülgür Gökhan, recently received the deputy mayor of the City Council of Tarragona and the director of the Tarragona Smart Mediterranean Region Foundation, Begoña Floria, accompanied by super manager Gustavo Cuadrado, leading the Tarragona delegation with whom the Turkish city participates of a common European project on future of smart cities.
Called 'Partnership for the future of smart cities', the project has as an objective the exchange of experiences of governance and singles projects between the two cities World Heritage, and is part of the call "Town Twinning Actions" Within the subsidy scheme of the European Union (TTGS) with a budget of 100 thousand euros.
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Both cities have shown Satisfaction for theese first meeting to opening and developing the strategy of the project for the Association of Smart Cities. In addition, the Turkish representatives, who will soon return the visit coming to Tarragona, haver been very interesed in the structure and operation of the Tarragona as well as his own management in projects such as Tarragona Open Data Lab, the regulation of zones of parking or the the Way.
In addition, taking into account the historical legacy that also has the Turkish city with remnants of the Battle of Troya and have been the site of the First World War, Çanakkale has shown special interest in various aspects to the areas 'smart heritage' of Tarragona and her technological treatment of the historical heritage of the city.
"Cities we need to create faster and more efficient solutions aimed at the needs of the population and technology allows more intelligent, sustainable and efficient cities," said Gökhan. In addition, Floria estimates that "it is an important and interesting project for the two cities and it will be essential to increase the knowledge and experiences at european level. I think we will achieve very positive results," she said.