Re-purpose. Re-charge. Re-think. Heritage and e-mobility at the crossroads

The 9th Informed Cities Forum "Re-purpose. Re-charge. Re-think. Heritage and e-mobility at the crossroads" took place online on 26-28 October 2021 and connected urban dreamers, thinkers and doers from two worlds: from the worlds of cultural heritage and electric mobility. The goal was to bridge the gap between these two seemingly unrelated topics, collectively search for links and connections between them, provoke discussions that normally wouldn’t take place and break the silos.

So what do cultural heritage and electric mobility have in common? Think of heritage sites adopting e-mobility solutions, like electric minitrams, electric vans, and e-bike or e-scooter sharing schemes, to make places of culture more accessible with possibly minimal environmental impact. Think of EV charging stations popping up in our cities and becoming a new element of the urban landscapes. Eventually, think of the role mobility plays in culture and how the electrification of our vehicles will shape this role in the future. Will urban communities have to become more open to collaborating, sharing, and trusting one another? Will “re-purpose, re-charge, and re-think” define how our future cities look like?

At the 9th Informed Cities Forum there were no right and wrong answers, and sometimes there were no answers at all. The goal was to find a common language, collectively explore both topics and bring them together, or at least closer to one another.

The 9th Informed Cities was co-organised by the GreenCharge, and OpenHeritage projects, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

conference report

The conference report documents the 9th Informed Cities Forum by highlighting key outcomes and discussions from the event. Read through it to take a look back at what happened during the event!


DAY 1 - Tuesday, 26 October

11:00-11:15 Break

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

15:00-15:15 Break

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 27 October

10:30-10:45 Break

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

DAY 3 - Thursday, 28 October

10:30-10:45 Break

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Organised by



ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
European Secretariat, Leopoldring 3, 79098 Freiburg, Germany


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