How does a smart city make sure that all its stakeholders can easily engage in urban development processes? Getting citizens and private enterprises on board and seeing eye to eye can be a tough and tasking process, but on 10 November certain lighthouse cities will have the opportunity to try out new tool that could make collaboration and cocreation a rapid and painless process: ‘smarticipate’. Susanna Molteni of Milan, a Sharing Cities lighthouse city, will attend this workshop, and experiment with this innovative technology, which, among other features, allows for the creation and sharing of 3D models of urban spaces that can be shared with, commented on, voted on, and even adapted by stakeholders online. An automatic feedback system can even give automatic feedback on the cost, legality and feasibility of proposals.
Participants, a total of 15 smart city lighthouse project representatives, will experiment with the tool and give feedback on how it could best enable stakeholder engagement. The workshop will also be an opportunity for these lighthouse projects to share their experiences, successes and challenges with the designers and with each other. Fittingly, this cocreation tool is itself cocreated, and participants will join a ‘smartathon’ where citizens of Hamburg codesign features of the smarticipate tool. The future really is at our fingertips.
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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