Smarticipate gives citizens access to data about their city in an easy to understand way, enabling them to better support the decision-making process. Local governments will be able to tap into the ingenuity of their residents, gaining valuable ideas. This two-way feedback makes cities more democratic and dynamic. Residents can also play an active role in verifying and contributing to data.

Information available to urban planners – such as applicable legal frameworks and relevant policies – can be presented to citizens, providing them with a better insight into the planning process and local government decision making.

The smarticipate platform was trialled in three major European cities: London, Rome, and Hamburg. Click here to find out more about each city’s vision.

Through smarticipate, the choices made by local governments can become more transparent, democratic and inclusive.



Hear more about the project from some of the project partners:

Joachim Rix

Fraunhofer IGD

David Ludlow

University of the West of England

Andries Geerse


Zaheer Khan

University of the West of England

See what happened at the Smaratahons in London, Rome and Hamburg:

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

17 September 2016

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

8 October 2016

City of Rome

21 January 2017

Who is involved?

The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693729. It was coordinated by the Fraunhofer IGD and supported by the University of the West of England, the Austrian Institute of Technology, GeoVille Informationssysteme und Datenverarbeitung, ICLEI European Secretariat, wetransform GmbH, and We Love the City.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany; the City of Rome (supported by Risorse per Roma), Italy; and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom are the project partner cities.

To get in touch, visit the contact page.