The 2nd Exchange Forum by FinEst Centre for Smart Cities 27.1.2022

Artikkelikuva: The 2nd Exchange Forum by FinEst Centre for Smart Cities 27.1.2022

Time: 27th January 2022, 10am to 2pm EET
Location: Webinar

The Second Exchange Forum by FinEst Centre for Smart Cities – Smart cities for citizens: Tangible Smart City solutions

The Smart City Exchange Forum is the annual event of FinEst Centre created with an intent to offer a platform for knowledge transfer and discussions about practical as well as more theoretical issues related to smart city research and practice. Also to offer visibility to the up- and coming researchers in the Smart City field. 

The Forum is currently a hybrid online event due to the COVID pandemics but with the hope of becoming an important meeting point for all the smart city stakeholders from research, local and national governments, citizen communities and private sector partners in near future.

The aim of the Forum is to communicate the research content of FinEst Centre and to enhance cooperation and networking between researchers from Estonia and Finland as well as between cities, policy makers, citizens, NGO-s, SMES and other relevant stakeholders for developing sustainable, resilient and smarter urban environments. Share practical and interesting examples from other cities and institutions as well as to ask critical questions about the Smart City transition processes.  

Programme 10am–2pm (EET)

-Chairman’s Opening remarks 

-Opening words by Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation 

-1st panel: Focusing on citizen engagement aspects in smart governance
Moderated by Rainer Kattel, Professor of Innovation and Public Governance at Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UCL

11.15–11.25 Break 

-2nd panel: The importance of citizen input for creating better urban space
Moderated by Aija Staffans, senior research fellow at Aalto University, department of Built Environment and at FinEst Centre for Smart Cities

12.25–12.35 Break 

-3rd panel: Focusing on engaging citizens to help the (local) governments to reach sustainable development goals
Moderated by Pontus Westerberg, Program Management Officer for the UN-Habitat focusing on 
Innovation, people-centered smart cities, public participation, and technology partnerships

-Closing words 

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