Online Advisory Programme of the ISCN
How can cities successfully involve citizens in the development of future-oriented urban districts? And how can cities participate in a self-determined and co-creative way in smart urban development strategies? The partners of the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) exchanged views on these issues at the first event of the Online Advisory Programme on 27 April 2021.
Dr. Julia Girardi-Hoog, Head of Department Social Services Wiener Wohnen and former Manager of the EU Programme „Smarter Together“ Vienna, Austria, and Guillem Camprodon, Designer and Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) Barcelona, Spain, provided impulses for the discussion. The presentations of the two experts can be found here on our website.
Moreover, Claudia Gabriela Canales from the Institute for Planning and Development Management (IMEPLAN) of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Mexico, together with the partners from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH shared a first insight into the start of the implementation process of the digital solution “Mi Mercado AMG”. Read more about it here.
Co-creating smart solutions in a disadvanteaged neighborhood
Dr. Julia Girardi-Hoog shared her experience with the project Smarter Together Vienna in Austria, where the active involvement and participation of citizens was key to citizen-oriented upgrading of a social housing neighbourhood in the course of urban digital transformation.
Sense Making – from Smart Cities to Smart Citizens
Guillem Camprodon presented the Making Sense Project developed at Fab Lab Barcelona. He argues for the importance of encouraging an active role of citizens, making sure citizens understand that owning data is power and thus take ownership of the data. The open source solution created thus enables citizens to build their own sensors and engages them via data literacy workshops.