Digital for the People – it’s more than just tech

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Digital for the People – it’s more than just tech

13 October 2021 @ 11:30 13:00


Municipality of Valencia


Curious about what digital transition means for cities and their citizens? Then join this interactive session to explore how cities can enable it for their development and COVID-19 recovery. Hear from cities what digital transition is all about and what it looks like in practice. Whether you are a cutting-edge smart city or just starting your digital journey, you can still learn what’s needed to enhance or start digital transition at city level, and how this works in different contexts and policy areas.

Session led by URBACT and the city of Valencia.

Further, as part of the EU smart city project RUGGEDISED and in collaboration with the EU SCC-network of smart city projects and the EIP Smart Cities marketplace, the Erasmus University Rotterdam researched and gathered data from more than 100 respondents in 80 European cities, most municipality staff responsible for urban data platform development, and 85% were partners in one of the EU SCC Lighthouse projects, funded by the European Commission. The study concluded in mid-January 2020.  The study analysed the stage of development on urban data platforms; the vision behind these platforms; the business and technology design; the implementation barriers and accelerators, and the use and impact of these platforms. This presentation provides the highlights of this study and especially touches upon the human role in achieving value from urban data.

Online via Zoom