Using digital participation to tackle climate change in cities – Project presentation on 19.02.2020 in Berlin

On 19 February, partners of the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) from Mexico, Peru and India presented their results of the project “ICT-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Cities” at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Bulding and Community (BMI). In the project, which is carried out by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the topics of urban development, climate adaptation and digital transformation are closely linked. The core objective is to develop, test and disseminate digital solutions regarding climate change adaptation in cities together with citizens. This way, co-creation promotes commitment to participate in one’s own city and increases urban resilience. The project presentation focused on the question of how digital participation and inclusion can be accomplished and which tools can be used for this purpose.

In the new podcast Smart City Dialogue the ISCN network partners Gabriela Canales and Ashit Rajhans talk about the role of citizen participation processes in urban development in Mexico and India. In doing so, they highlight the influence of digitalization on these processes.