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Smart and Rebel Cities - What's On?

Short thesis

What's Berlin's digital strategy for the next years? How can technology lead to more participation in democratic processes? Where do we need joint initiatives by actors from the economy, civil society and politics, to ensure a sustainable, participatory and efficient digital transformation? Which needs and ressources does civil society offer? And what can we learn from other metropolitan areas around the world, especially Barcelona?

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What's Berlin's digital strategy for the next years? How can technology lead to more participation in democratic processes? Where do we need joint initiatives by actors from the economy, civil society and politics?  Which needs and ressources does civil society offer? How can a Smart City Berlin be used for the common good instead of glossy brochures?

And what can we learn from other metropolitan areas around the world? Barcelona, for example, rolled out a Rebel City strategy focusing on the right to city and a sustainable, participatory and efficient digital transformation.

We will discuss these issues with

  • Christian Rickerts (State Secretary for Digitisation, City of Berlin)
  • Francesca Bria (Chief technology and digital innovation officer, City of Barcelona)

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