Franc Weerwind is the Mayor of the City of Almere, a new town with a pioneering spirit and the second largest city in the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam. Franc focuses on urban solutions by using his city as a metropolitan living lab for challenges like energy and Co2 emissions. Smart and affordable housing, health, smart grids and mobility are areas of his interest in which projects, ideas and new business models are being deployed.
Together with bio-based innovations, recycling of materials and creating a circular economy Franc aims to make his region smart and sustainable. In 2022 the City of Almere will organize an international horticulture exhibition, the Floriade.