How can cities manage data? What kind of data should be collected, how it should be stored, to whom it should be opened up, and how it can be used to foster citizen engagement and dialogue are questions currently high on cities’ agendas. These and more were hashed out among the 50 participants from 30 cities and organisations who attended the EUROCITIES Knowledge Sharing forum.
The city of Uppsala hosted the event running from 16-18 October, as well as providing insight into concrete solutions to these questions, including a presentation of its ‘Digital management programme’ in which more than 500 managers within the city administration are trained in digital skills.
The Knowledge Sharing forum’s vice chair, Christophe Colinet who is also a fellow city lead in the Sharing Cities programme, shed some light on his own city’s progress with implementing 5G to engage its citizens.
EUROCITIES members also had the opportunity to dialogue about the city of Oulu’s Digital Economy and Society index, through which it has regulated reuse of data and created a 5G test network collaboration.
However, the forum never ends when the form ends, and those topics and initiatives which inspired the members present will continue to be developed upon through online correspondence.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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