Smart Cities Governance // Transformative Approaches to Smart City Governance
Practices of cross-sectoral collaborations are displaying promising results in how smart city can be steered in a direction where pressing societal and environmental issues can be potentially addressed in more nuanced, equitable and locally specific ways. While corporate players are building the digital foundations of a primarily market-driven form of “smart urbanism”, other actors are trying to bend it towards a more participatory and co-creative direction.
Concepts like “open-source ecologies” or “digital urban commoning” have started to enrich the technological narratives of the smart city. In this session we will explore models of smart city governance from two vantage points – technological potentials and social innovation. The guiding question for this session is: How can we connect societal aspirations with the development, use and ownership of digital technologies?
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Professor of Digital Innovation and Transformation in Public Administration / University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg
Alois Paulin is Professor of Digital Innovation and Transformation in Public Administration at the HVF Ludwigsburg since 2021. He holds a Doctor of Science degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Prior to his appointment to the HVF Ludwigsburg he worked as senior software engineer for Siemens and held teaching or research positions at the TU Vienna, TU Munich, and the Edinburgh Napier University, amongst others.
His research interest is in public domain governance, sustainable government information systems, and democratic collaborative decision-making. He is author of Smart City Governance (Elsevier, 2018), co-editor of Beyond Bureaucracy: Towards Sustainable Governance Informatisation (Springer, 2017) and author numerous journals articles published in Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Computers and Security, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, and Journal of Universal Computer Science.
Ian Banerjee has been lecturer and researcher at Future Lab & the Centre for Sociology at TU Wien since 2008. He has been studying cases of large scale urban and territorial innovation during the last 20 years (i.e. Curitiba, Medellin, Singapore etc.). His recent contribution has been a critical study of digital mobility platforms and public policies of five pioneering regions for the future deployment of automated mobility (San Francisco, London, Gothenburg, Tokyo, Singapore / Project AVENUE 21). He is currently studying the prospects of combining civic tech, digital forms of democracy and social innovation towards enhancing the innovation capacity of places. (Case study: Taiwan)
Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in responsible innovation. Trained in Design (BA) and Public Policy (MPP), she has extensive experience in developing and leading participatory processes in the context of societal transformations. Since 2015, she has been Director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative that promotes public innovation capacity and works with political-administrative institutions from the local to the highest federal level in Germany. Currently, she is supporting the Berlin Senate Chancellery and CityLAB as part of the Smart City core team in the co-creative design of the new strategy development. For the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, she initiated the Academy, which has been providing space for experiential learning and creative responses to public challenges since 2018. She is also a member of various advisory boards and teaches as an author of “Public Design” in various disciplines.