Webinar Public Values in Smart Cities


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Date and time
Jun 5, 2020 14:00 - 16:00

All over Europe, municipalities want to become ‘smart cities’, front-runners in the use of sensors, big data, algorithms, and apps. Smart technologies offer opportunities for improving the quality of life in cities, for reducing their ecological footprint, and for creating new urban commons. But they may also present threats to civil liberties and to social justice. A smart city is only really smart if data collection and artificial intelligence are steered by values. How do we ensure that public values such as democracy, human dignity, privacy, equality, and sustainability are put at the heart of smart cities?

On the 5th of June, from 14h – 16h the Green European Foundation and Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks organise the webinar about public values in smart cities.

This webinar will gather politicians, experts, practitioners, and activists from the Euregio, comprising cities such as Münster and Enschede, in a coronavirus-proof way. They will explain about specific technological innovations in their municipalities, discuss conflicting values, and identify best practices.

The event will be chaired by Tom van den Nieuwenhuijzen (member of the Dutch parliament). It will feature Christoph Almering (director Euroregio), Gerdien Looman (coordinator Smart Enschede), Thomas Terstiege (project leader digitalisation Smart City Münster), Kirsten Fiedler (policy advisor to Alexandra Geese in the European Parliament, winner Felipe Rodriguez Award 2018), and Richard Wouters (Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks).

More information, such as a timetable can be found via the following link: https://wetenschappelijkbureaugroenlinks.nl/agenda/public-values-in-smart-cities

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