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Julia Girardi-Hoog

“We need some really courageous goal setting. Cooperation helps.”

Interview with Julia Girardi-Hoog from Vienna Housing Department

Crowned the world’s most liveable city in 2018 it is easy to assume that when it comes to cooperation with other cities, it’s more about what they can learn from the Austrian capital than vice-versa – but that’s not the way Julia Girardi-Hoog, who works for the Department for Urban Renewal in Vienna, describes things.

Bo Frank

“The best thing for EU countries to do is to increase the CO2 tax.”

Interview with Bo Frank, Lord Mayor of Växjö in Sweden

His city’s name is unpronounceable, but “Väk-tchö” resonates whenever local fossil-free strategies are being discussed. Bo Frank, its Lord Mayor, is proud of “the world’s […]

Stephan Brandligt

Unbreakable Delft – How city and region join forces

Interview with Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft in The Netherlands

Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft, explains the Dutch way of city-to-city cooperation and how this will be crucial for the next XXL district heating system.