Twitter button @smarticipate   Newsletter, November 2016

Dear colleagues,

The smarticipate project is now well under way, with the first two Smartathons held in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and Hamburg. The Smartathons brought together residents of the cities to get their input on how they would like the smarticipate platform to function in practice. The next Smartathon will take place in Rome in January 2017.

A short video has been produced on the RBKC Smartathon, providing an insight into the day’s activities. Watch it in full here!

The first series of live case studies are also now online, providing a candid look at the project’s progress in each city.

Additionally, this month saw the launch of the report Open Governance in the Smart City, which was produced by the smarticipate team. The document is available to download from the smarticipate website.

We hope that you enjoy finding out more about smarticipate. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter: @smarticipate

Kind regards,

The smarticipate team
Smarticipate report looks at smart technology and governance
The scoping report Open Governance in the Smart City, produced as part of the smarticipate project, is now available online. Launched alongside the “Manifesto on Citizen Engagement” at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 23 November, the report provides an overview of how cities are using smart technology to enhance governance processes. Based on an analysis of 11 case studies, the document outlines seven recommendations, or things to be considered by cities when using ICT in open governance processes.

To read the full article, click here.
  Smarticipate cities discuss participation challenges in live case studies

A series of recently published "live case studies" provide an insight into the work of the three smarticipate cities to encourage citizen participation through the project. Each text will be regularly updated to reflect the progress in each city. Click below to read the articles:

The case studies were written based on interviews with smarticipate partners in each city, providing a candid take on the challenges they face in the project, as well as steps being taken to overcome them.

To read more, click here.
Hamburgers test out smarticipate prototype
Over 40 citizens joined the interactive Smartathon in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on Saturday 8 October to help shape the upcoming smarticipate platform. After a brief introduction to the day by smarticipate project partners, the participants gathered in small groups to discuss how open data and information communication technologies (ICT) could facilitate the role of citizens in supporting the planning process of their own urban environments.

To read the full article, click here.
London Smartathon sees enthusiastic discussion on smarticipate platform
Around 60 participants gathered in Kensington Town Hall on 17 September for the first ever ‘Smartathon’, a meeting to gather residents’ input on the upcoming smarticipate platform. The aim was to allow residents to voice concerns and to help shape the final tool. The event saw spirited debate, with a range of questions, criticisms, concerns and congratulations directed from the floor at those presenting the tool. A short video capturing the event can be watched here.

To read the full article, click here.
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