Florence – Outdoor gyms in the parks

As one step out of the corona lockdown, the city of Florence is preparing sports trainings in parks, open for all ages and led by certified instructors from sports associations. Participants will have to register in order to control the size of the groups and ensure a safe distance. Other initiatives for ‘phase two’ include … Continue reading Florence – Outdoor gyms in the parks

Florence – Digital solutions

Florence is using a digital approach to adjusting to the covid landscape. The city has organised the following initiatives: Web Portal for the promotion of open and home delivery shops – http://www.lebotteghedifirenze.it – more than 500 shops registered since lockdown Asking for an economic contribution in tickets to buy food for people having businesses affected … Continue reading Florence – Digital solutions

Florence – Mayor Dario Nardella: “Europe must be united“

In light of the economic damage as result of the corona pandemic, the mayor of the Italian city of Florence, Dario Nardella, calls for a united Europe. Florence has more than 1,000 positive cases of corona. “The city is very committed to helping the elderly population, to building quarantine structures and, through a €2 million fund, to … Continue reading Florence – Mayor Dario Nardella: “Europe must be united“

Europe – Mayors call for united plans for economic recovery

Cities will need national and European help for the recovery of their local economy after corona. Tackling the crisis requires a “multi-level effort”, says Juan Mari Aburto, mayor of Bilbao, in an interview with CityMetric. The article also reports on the plans of cities like Tirana, Poznan and Braga. Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence, is … Continue reading Europe – Mayors call for united plans for economic recovery

EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities

Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic – Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe. In an article published on Euractiv, he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe. “Cities need direct … Continue reading EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities