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Planters, Education and the Arts
City/Region : Girona province , Spain

"Planters,"a project of ConArte Internacional, harneses the potential of arts education to contribute to social inclusion and educational and social transformation by introducing theatre, music, dance and visual arts education, facilitated by professional artists, in compulsory classes at primary and secondary schools of high complexity in the province of Catalonia, Spain. By doing so, it helps to develop new ways of thinking and living together, while fostering a taste for learning and exploration and enabling the increased participation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the cultural life of the communities, in which they live.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Guimarães, a Smart City for All
City/Region : Guimarães , Portugal

Guimarães, a Smart City for All focuses on the transformation of Guimarães into a sustainable, attractive, lively and wealthy city, through the integrated implementation of 12 transformative projects, which focus on digital solutions, public participation, science, innovation and knowledge.

Guimarães aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and  Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Guimarães, a Smart City for All is a transformative programme, which is for and includes the participation of citizens. Thus,  Guimarães, a Smart City for All is not just a sustainable project, is is a resilient action too.

 

 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Smart Catalonia: Building an ecosystem of smart, sustainable and liveable cities
City/Region : Government of Catalonia - Ministry for Digital Policy and Public Administration , Spain

Smart Catalonia is an initiative by the Government of Catalonia forming a network of 50 cities to share challenges and deploy urban solutions, generating economies of scale by adopting similar projects, and developing new business models to implement and sustain urban innovation across the region.

It promotes innovation in public services and economic growth across the cities within the network, and furthers economic growth and alignment with international frameworks such as the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda, and the Basque Declaration.

Smart Catalonia involves more than 70 public entities and 350 private partners.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Roca Umbert Art's Factory-culture and innovation for development through artists' residency programm
Organisation : Granollers/Barcelona/ Roca Umbert Art's Factory , Spain

Roca Umbert Arts’ Factory is a vibrant cultural place open to everyone and in continuous transformation. It is committed to the creative processes, the artistic creation and the dialogue between different arts. It also promotes the access to culture for everyone and it contributes to sustainable development.

The Factory is a unique place where the visual arts, music and dance are mixed with the creation of innovative ideas, cultural heritage and technology, as well as popular culture. They are linked to be experienced in any of the contemporary arts, and to be shared with the citizens.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Civic imagination: Giving value to citizen engagement
City/Region : City of Bologna , Italy

By adopting a regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the City for the care and regeneration of urban commons, Bologna Municipality started a process that opened the door to a more participatory way of government: for citizens and with citizens.  Associations, individual citizens or informal groups can enter into Collaboration Pacts with the City to improve public spaces; an Office of Civic Imagination works full time on innovative policies to engage citizens; the Comunità web portal is available to share ideas and projects, and 6 Permanent District Labs allow citizens to interact with the City and co-design projects.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Cycling through Nicosia
City/Region : Nicosia Turkish Municipality , Cyprus

This transformative action aims to increase bicycle usage in Nicosia, through promoting the benefits of bicycle usage and encouraging citizens to ride bicycles in their daily lives in the city. Through this action we are aiming to changes people perception of bicycle usage in their daily lives. Through this action Nicosia Turkish Municipality, with the cooperation of their partners, has implemented 43 bicycle stations and made 410 bicycles available around Nicosia.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
İki Elin Sesi Var, Children’s Symphony Orchestra
City/Region : Eskişehir Tepebaşı municipality , Turkey

“İki Elin Sesi Var, Children’s Symphony Orchestra” was established by Eskişehir Tepebaşı municipality in January 2015, thanks to sponsorships and municipal funding. The orchestra provides a social and cultural space for thousands of children in the municipality and allows them to participate in the arts. It is also hoped that the programme will help reduce drug and crime rates in the municipality.

Through participating in the orchestra, the children gain motivation and self-confidence and improve their social and teamwork skills through music.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
Co-creating a sustainable future for France’s second city: The power of community
Organisation : Civocracy and Ville de Lyon , France , France

At the end of 2016, the government of the Ville de Lyon (France) began working with Civocracy (a CivicTech company centred on citizen participation and co-creation) on a longitudinal transformation project in order to create a better, more sustainable society for their community through engaging their citizens.

The city’s public sector workers are consulting citizens on a range of sustainability and public service infrastructure subjects, including the urban planning of green spaces, education structures, improved public transportation, and the regulation of city temperatures during periods of hot weather.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Integrated customer-centric sustainable transport service for the elderly and disabled
City/Region : Gemeente Rotterdam , Netherlands

The aim of this tender is to establish a modified transport service for the elderly and physically disabled citizens of Rotterdam in a way that allows us to use a safe, reliable and pleasant transport service that supports the reason of the transport against a fair price for (SME) transport organisations.

Every year, there are 30.000 unique clients with a combined travel distance of €6 mln. kilometres. This tender is worth €31 million and revolves around the client. The sustainability of the transport service is improved through the use of electric transport. The project aslo seeks to tackle social isolation, as clients from various backgrounds can use the service.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilitySocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Urumea Riverside; Nearly zero emissions district: branding in sustainability
Organisation : Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

The European REPLICATE project aims to develop and validate a sustainable city business model in the lighthouse cities (pilot) of San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol, to improve the transition process towards a SmartCity in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and ICTs/Infrastructures, accelerating the deployment of innovative technologies, increasing the quality of life of the citizens, and influencing the replication process.  In the case of San Sebastián, Urumea Riverside has been selected to be turned into a smart district with nearly zero emissions and is set to become a sustainability brand.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
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