Opening up the smart city

What if every citizen had access to the same information as their local government? The smarticipate project aims to use open data to make this a reality, giving citizens the information needed to help shape their city. By making data accessible and understandable, citizens are empowered to give input on new public services and solutions to urban problems. London (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea), Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg) and Rome (the City of Rome) are taking part in the three-year project, and will be closely involved in the creation of a web platform that enables interested citizens to support the decision making process. The project will act as a learning journey towards a more participatory form of governance.

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Upcoming workshop:

Smarticipate – co-creation made easier

24 November 2017

In a series of “Stakholder Dialogues”, the smarticipate team is bringing together experts from around Europe to discuss challenges and solutions related to digital co-creation processes. The next workshop will take place on 24 November in Rome, in parallel to the city’s Smartathon. Participants will have a chance to exchange with a number of other cities working on innovative digital participatory tools and to get hands-on experience with the smarticipate platform.

Smarticipate is a powerful new tool that addresses these issues and makes co-creation easier for city administrations. Features like a 3D model builder, automated feedback, possibilities to plug in different data sets or share proposals on social media are just some of the elements that can help facilitate cutting edge co-creation processes. The tool is being developed and tested by the City of Rome, the City of Hamburg and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with the support of a consortium of technical experts from across Europe. In this workshop we want to discuss what the challenges for co-creation are and how tools like smarticipate can be useful in addressing these challenges.

Are you interested in attending? Please read the workshop description for more information, and contact peter.ulrich@iclei.org for registration.

Smartathons

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