Paul Depla, mayor of Breda : We cherish our talent and want to distinguish ourselves from the rest | TheMayor EU | Energy Transition in Europe | |
We have several good practices of inhabitants defining new business models in the sharing economy. We, for example, clean our neighbourhoods together and we have a local farm, owned by our inhabitants themselves. The biggest privately owned solar power field in the Netherlands (6.700 solar panels) was realized in Breda. We also have a digital platform for creative ideas in our city, so we can develop innovations faster. In this way we share public tasks and learn from it.