Engaging Young People in Regional Communities, with Paolo Galelli

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

Engaging Young People in Regional Communities, with Paolo Galelli

Sunday, 22 December

In this episode, I have a great chat with Paolo Galelli, Building Energy Efficiency Engineer at BuildTech s.r.l. and Research fellow at the University of Genoa in Italy. Paolo shares with us what sparked his interest in Smart Community concepts and why he feels they are so important, especially for engaging with young people. Paolo tells us about how he sees Italy embracing Smart concepts, and the reason he thinks his town, Sestri Levante, is a great example of a Smart Community. We then discuss the ways that proactive participatory approaches to engagement are even more important in small and regional towns than in metro areas. Paolo tells us about the app he is working on called Nassa that helps engage young people and how they’ve integrated across governments and disciplines. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of the different and often technologically-driven ways young people engage in community and civic life, and how Paolo and his team have used that to their advantage. This episode is part of my spotlight on the regions in December, so we hope you enjoy this perspective from a regional town in Italy. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!
Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community
Connect with Paolo on LinkedIn or via email paologalelli@gmail.com
Connect with Nassa Sestri on Instagram @nassa_sestri , Facebook @nassasestri or LinkedIn
Connect with me via email: hello@mysmart.community
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The Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital
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