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Urban Governance

9 August 2018

Explore how digital tools shape urban governance at the 6th Informed Cities Forum

Are you looking for new ideas, tools and partners to help you change your city? Join more than 100 urban change-makers from across Europe in Vienna (Austria) for the 6th edition of the Informed Cities Forum.

The event will bring together 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 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 during the two-day 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 (Germany), London (UK) and Rome (Italy) – 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.

For more information and to register, free of charge, click here.