It aims at linking research and analysis with implementation, and at supporting transformation processes the cities have to undergo in order to face the increasing global threats, including climate change and the consequences of global pandemic. It becomes necessary to work out new adequate forms of action and cooperation. This also refers to experts and expert circles. The importance of expert knowledge and the demand for such knowledge is on the increase and should continue to increase.
Chair of the Open Eyes Economy Summit Programme Council
Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, UMCS, Lublin