European Lab Forum 2014
Europe Culture Refresh!
27-30 May 2014
Wednesday, May 28 - Workshop -
From “smart city’ to “smart citizen”: perspectives for tow “smart” European cities
Speakers : Eric Corijn (Cosmopolis I BE) / Ludovic Noël (Cité du Design-St Étienne I FR) / Vincent Guillon (Pacte I FR)
Moderation : Jean-Pierre Saez (Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles I FR)
By representing their function and infrastructure through digital data and tools the european cities are remodelling access to resources, transport, energy consumption, waste management and links between citizens. Over time, the concept of “smart cities” evolved. Formerly mostly considering technology as tool for local development, the concept is progressively focussing on service improvements and the role of “smart citizens”. The European Lab has invited three European cities to present their strategy for a smart city and discuss the obstacles, failures, successes and new perspectives they faced.