The workshops that represent the launch of the eCityMálaga project were held yesterday at Málaga TechPark, a kickoff session that brought together the different agents involved in the initiative.
From early in the morning and after the welcoming ceremony chaired by Felipe Romera, general manager of Malaga TechPark; Susana Carillo, councilor for the Urban Innovation and Digitalization area of the Málaga Town Hall; and Rafael Sánchez, general director of Endesa in Andalusia and Extremadura, the first meetings were held in each area of the project.
These working groups focused on the pillars of the project: circular economy, mobility, public space, digital and communication. The meetings served for a pooling of the different actors of the project, definition of concepts and objectives related to the circularity and development of the organization and next steps to follow in each working group.
Subsequently, the park’s companies joined the conference, and were presented with the main aspects for the development of the eCityMalaga project, the opportunity it represents at a national and international level, as well as the value for companies of concepts such as Circular Economy , Circular City and Circular Strategy. Exhibition that was given by Antonio Castellanos, Endesa’s head of Sustainability.
The organization and governance of the project, the work plan and the next steps to follow were explained by Juan Manuel Rosauro, Endesa’s Director of Institutional Relations for Andalusia and Extremadura.
Malaga TechPark will be the first urban space to apply the criteria of the circular cities of the future, to turn this environment of technological innovation into a benchmark also in sustainability in 2027 thanks to Endesa’s #eCityMalaga project, advancing climate objectives by more than two decades and energy established by the United Nations for 2050.
The # eCityMalaga project will respond to the challenges posed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Action Plan for Climate and Sustainable Energy and the Action Plan for the Circular Economy of the European Union, as well as the National Plan Integrated Energy and Climate in a 5-year horizon.
With this, an eco-efficient city will be achieved, making better use of resources; renewable, through self-consumption systems, parking lots with solar energy and smart electrical grids that allow local and shared use; innovative compared to the current model, in the design and application of solutions for the reduction, reuse and recycling of materials; and digital, through collaborative platforms that improve the model based on use versus property and, in general, on people’s well-being.