Online Event Series of the International Smart Cities Network
What challenges does the COVID-19 pandemic pose for municipalities worldwide and what approaches and solutions could serve as models for dealing with the crisis? These questions were the starting point for the online event series “Digital Urban Solutions in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN). From 18 June to 9 July, the event series addressed the demand for international exchange and networked problem solving. Digital approaches are becoming increasingly important, as their benefits are not only visible in the area of responsibility of cities and municipalities, but are also gaining increasing acceptance among citizens.
In several sessions the series of events dealt with the topics “Digital Participation for Resilient Cities”, “Digitalization Supporting Local Economic Recovery” and “Smart Public Transport in the (Post-)Pandemic City”. Over a period of four weeks, participants from the municipal to the national level from the eight countries Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, India, Mexico, Peru and Uganda, participated in the sessions.