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Digital innovation in Cities: Setting the Scene from the Perspective of the Finnish Presidency
EWRC, ESPON Workshop 8
FI PRES to support the successful implementation of the Urban Agenda for the EU (in co-operation with the Trio); including the support for the preparation of the new Leipzig CharterDigital Innovation for sustainable cities as potential crosscutting theme within the Urban Agenda to build linkages and synergy between the Actions of different UA Partnerships over the thematic borders
Urban Agenda as
of Vaasa/ S.
Foundation, City of Amsterdam
Shortcomings of the current approachDigital cities somewhat dominated by technology-push, rather than innovation driven by cities’ demandSolutions sometimes fragmented and isolated from each other without links to an overall digital strategy Digital transition is a long-term shift in society that is foreseen to continue. Emerging new technologies will shape the form of the transition.
Significant and untapped opportunities exist, and there is room to elaborate on and rethink these solutions to take them ‘to the next level’.
What’s new in it?Slide6
Towards a human-centric perspectiveTowards a more holistic approach to the digital cityPerceiving digitalization merely as a mean for desired and sustainable urban performance than a goal itselfTowards acknowledgement that we are not quite there yet: Breaking solutions are not numerous - however they will likely become more ubiquitous and increasingly ease our urban lifeSlide7
Digital city: From narrow segment to larger significanceFooter
and the CityOther areas of urban developmentSlide8
Which new solutions based on digitalization can increase quality of life in cities and green development while accelerating economic growth?Slide9
LAHTI IS THE FIRST CITY TO PILOT PERSONAL CARBON TRADING ON MOBILITY EMISSIONS
APPLICATION LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2019Slide10
Key steps and outcomesESPON Policy Brief as a main knowledge base, supported by the experience from additional sourcesDebate and animation of the theme in a set of Presidency eventsPartnering with cities’ networks and cities, as well as collaboration with EU level DirectoratesLinkage to the process to draw up the Declaration ‘Joining Forces to Boost Digital Transformation in Europe’s Cities and Communities’
Summary & Conclusions by the Presidency as an outcome of the events, based on collected knowledge and discussions
Reaching out to the incoming Presidencies HR and DE
Highlight what are promising cities and national approaches that make the best out of digitalization
Interconnect the Urban Agenda Themes in a cross-thematic manner under the umbrella of digitalization
Provide concrete insights to digital innovation and its potential within cities, by partnering with cities
At the EU community level, to recognize the potential of digital innovations for comprehensive urban development and to support related initiatives
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Cities Setting the Scene from the Perspective of the Finnish Presidency EWRC ESPON Workshop 8 Oct 2019 Olli Voutilainen FI Ministry of Economic Affairs ID: 782597 Download