The smarticipate platform gives citizens access to data about their city in an easy to understand way, enabling them to better support the decision-making process. In parallel, local governments will be able to tap into the ingenuity of their residents, gaining valuable ideas. This two-way feedback makes cities more democratic and dynamic.

The smarticipate platform allows citizens to add their voice to urban planning discussions, particularly those that may not have engaged in the process otherwise. This is accomplished based on citizens’ contributions who bring forward specific ideas and proposals.

The city administration will be empowered to leverage the creativity of their citizens and foster greater levels of local engagement. It will also provide elected officials with the information and knowledge to make better decisions.

Entrepreneurs will be alerted to new development possibilities and will be able to more easily access feedback from the locals. Furthermore, they can adopt some technical modules and integrate them into their products and services.

Context:

The smarticipate project develops a data-rich citizen dialogue system, transforming public data into new intelligence, and transposing elements of intelligent ICT development to urban governance.

Organisation: Fraunhofer IGD

Duration:2016 – 2019

Funding: European Commission – Research Executive Agency

Website: smarticipate

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