Urenio Watch Watch: Cities

Apps promising to make Urban Planning more Inclusive

The use of digital tools and visualisation techniques in the planning is rapidly increasing during the last decade. An article from The Guardian written by Oliver Wainwright and entitled Tinder for cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive presents briefly a new wave of digital tools trying to make the urban planning process more transparent, interactive and therefore, inclusive.

Inclusive Smart Cities: a European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities has launched a manifesto on Citizen Engagement. It declares the  commitment of signatories  to create and foster accessible urban services for citizens, in order to improve the quality of life in cities and contribute to sustainable cities and a liveable environment.

WEF Report: Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda

This report reveals the evolution of the urbanization dynamics and the ways in which they have evolved over time. Starting from Habitat I in 1976 and moving on up until Habitat III in Quito in 2016, there has been an essential shift in urban agenda setting, towards urban sustainable development, for providing targets and strategic plans to help cities achieve urban growth.

Improving the resilience of cities using open data

This report “How can we improve urban resilience with open data?”, product of the work from the Open Data Institute and Open North, investigates whether urban resilience can be improved with open data. Based on the assumption that all data can be considered critical national infrastructure, it examines cases of people around the world working in urban resilience and open data communities.