The President of the THA Chapter of Greece (Prof Panayiotis Ketikidis) provided advice for the Resilient Thessaloniki initiative in terms of drafting the road-map towards a smart and resilient Thessaloniki via inclusive co-creation among the relevant triple helix actors. The strategy (which can be accessed here) has at its basis four main pillars:
- shaping a thriving and sustainable city;
- co-creating an inclusive city;
- building of a dynamic urban economy and responsive city; and
- re-discovering the city’s relationship with the sea.
Prof Ketikidis provided advice related to making the triple helix infrastructure more cohesive and sustainable in the context of the bottom-up approach (society driven) promoted by the strategy. The role of triple helix co-creation towards fostering entrepreneurship and regional competence-led growth is seen as one of the key enablers of a resilient Thessaloniki.