WS6: Human Smart Cities
This workshop is dedicated to the concept of Human Smart Cities and builds upon the results from the EU-funded initiative Peripheria and especially the launched Human Smart City Cookbook and Human Smart Cities Manifesto.
Human Smart Cities are those where governments engaging citizens by being open to be engaged by citizens, supporting the co-design of technical and social innovation processes through a peer-to-peer relationship based on reciprocal trust and collaboration. The Human Smart City is a city where people – citizens and communities – are the main actors of urban “smartness”. A Human Smart City adopts services that are born from people’s real needs and have been co-designed through interactive, dialogic, and collaborative processes.
In a Human Smart City, people are not obliged to adopt technologies that have been selected and purchased by their municipal governments; they rather are encouraged to compose their own services using available technologies in simple, often frugal solutions. Co-creation initiatives at the heart of the Human Smart City concept also stimulate local development, creating new business models and new apps, products, services and solutions. Indeed, the solutions for the big challenges of our time require not only innovative technologies but, above all, mass behaviour transformation of the kind that can only be achieved through the involvement of people. Through the appropriate governance of social and technical innovation and the integration of Future Internet technologies, Living Labs and Social Innovation, the Human Smart Cities vision aims to build on a new sense of belonging and identity, wellbeing and community, to shape a better and happier society.
Following topics will be discussed:
• From Smart Cities to Human Smart Cities, by Álvaro Oliveira, presentation here
• Cities as Platforms for Open Innovation, by Jean Barroca, presentation here
• Human Smart Cities Sustainability, by Francesco Molinari, presentation here
• World Bank Vision and Strategy for Human Smart Cities, presentation here
• The Human Smart Cities Cookbook. Urban Living Labs methodologies, by Jean Barroca
• Human Smart Cities Trends and Challenges, by Álvaro Oliveira,