Reuse and Replicate: ‘Lessons for the Smart City’

A session at FutureEverything 2012

Thursday 17th May, 2012

11:00am to 6:00pm (GMT)

As part of FutureEverything’s continued development of its public innovation work, Thursday 17th May hosts a strand of the FutureEverything Conference that explores the development of Smart City Initiatives, what they try to achieve, lessons that can be drawn and how to develop projects that build on this work.

The event is organised in partnership with MDDA, NESTA and the i-Network, and part funded through the European Commission’s ICT-PSP programme.

The format is a mixture of presentation and workshops with the emphasis on advice and building knowledge relationships. Starting the day’s events will be opening remarks from Carlo Ratti who heads up MIT’s Senseable City Lab.

Dave Carter from MDDA gives insight into Manchester’s involvement with the EC and their experience of developing and delivering SmartCity projects.

Following this is an opportunity to hear NESTA on developing public service innovation and how, by encouraging close relationships between public bodies and their developer and citizen communities, there is potential to bring about sustainable projects with impact.

The afternoon events evolve into a panel and workshop format. Each session has a relevant EU city project, a NESTA project and provocateur and features an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges.


Bridging The Gap – How do cities innovate? What are the mechanisms that make it happen? Can open data help “bridge the gap” between city administrations (and their need to keep services running) and developers/businesses?

Participation – Creating environments where citizens, businesses and other city actors feel that they can participate in how public service is devised and delivered.

Things Data People – Can pervasive data technologies help cities become more responsive to their inhabitants needs and allow more understanding and participation in the workings of the city?

Breaking out of the Silos – EGovernment needs to be innovative, open and useful – dealing with the problems that cities face. How do cities deal with departmental mentality and allow other stakeholders to get involved?

Plenary – Reuse and Replicate – Lessons for the Smart City: Bringing together participants of the four strands.

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Time 11:00am6:00pm GMT

Date Thu 17th May 2012

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