The InFocus interview series
Multi-level governance and making choices on priority domains are key aspects of the smart specialisation approach. Therefore, getting strong backing from politicians and other policy decision-makers specially matters when boosting local economic development under such policy concept. TASO partner and URBACT lead expert Miguel Rivas has conducted a series of short interviews to Mayors, City Councillors and top executives from cities joining the URBACT network InFocus-Smart Specialisation at City Level.
Dimitri de Vita, Councillor for strategic planning, economic development, productive activities and transports at Torino Metropoli (IT)
Tomáš Macura, Mayor of the City of Ostrava (CZ)
Robert Negoiță, Mayor of Bucharest-3rd District (RO)