6th Informed Cities Forum
Opening up the smart city: Open governance, data and people
Are you looking for new ideas, tools and partners to help you change your city? Join more than 100 urban changemakers from across Europe in Vienna for the 6th edition of the Informed Cities Forum! The event will gather a mix of urban innovators and activists, local government representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs, experts and policy specialists, allowing for a rich learning experience and exciting debates.
The 2018 edition of the conference, taking place from 7-8 November, will give cities the opportunity to discover how to better involve citizens in smart city projects and learn from the experience of Vienna. The event will explore how digital tools and platforms are transforming how we govern our cities. ICT-enabled participation processes, opening up public data, automated decision support systems and 3D visualisations – all these innovations offer new opportunities but also raise a number of questions:
- How are the rules that govern urban planning defined (and changed)?
- What are the mechanisms regulating information flow inside the city?
- Will digital tools change urban governance as we know it?
These and many more questions will be addressed over the course of the two-day event. For more information about the speakers and activities, please see the programme. The event serves as the final conference for the smarticipate project, which has developed an innovative citizen dialogue system over the course of the previous three years. Participants will have the chance to test the platform and hear from the project’s three pilot cities – Hamburg, London and Rome – about the process of developing and implementing the system in a local context.
The event will include a set of field workshops designed to bring participants together with local initiatives in Vienna, as well as opportunities to interact with leading European thinkers and doers in the field of open governance and digital democracy.
Registration is free of charge and is available online.
In order to support local government’s participation in the event, ICLEI has limited reimbursement funding available. For more information about the reimbursement funding or in the case that you may have any other questions, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.