SMART CITY: WHICH HAMPERS MOVEMENT OF CITIES AND START-UPS

Global City Teams Challenge Expo is one of the world’s largest trade fair presenting solutions in the area of Smart City. In preparation for this event, the National Research and Development Center held the first stage of the cycle workshop on cooperation between start-ups with local governments in the field of smart cities. February 8, …

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BOARD GAME HELPS CITIES INTRODUCE SMART SOLUTIONS

When it comes to technology, there will always be solutions that we are not yet ready for, as well as the ones we’ve been waiting for too long. Surprisingly, when it comes to city-related technologies, more often than not these two categories are being confused. As a result, some smart solutions receive a cold welcome both from municipalities and citizens. …

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THE POSTINDUSTRIAL FUTURE – A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Around this time three years ago we were publishing the final report of our very first urban foresight. It was done in its entirety through bottom-up activities, with a support from a couple of local entrepreneurs from Konin – a post-industrial city in central Poland. Today I’ve landed in Tbilisi, just in time for our very first foresight workshop …

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INSPIRATIONS FROM SUMMER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL INNOVATIONS IN SAMSUN,TURKEY

  The Summer School of Social Innovation, organized as a part of the Social Innovation Community project was held on May 9 and 10, 2018 in Samsun, Turkey. The selection of topics and thematic sections was very wide. I chose three things that in my opinion were particularly interesting during both the lecture and those more practical …

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AAA WILL PAY FOR A NEW CITIZEN. THE FIGHT WITH DEPOPULATION IS ON.

According to the forecasts of the Central Statistical Office, by 2050 the devastating majority of Polish cities will lose their inhabitants to several major centers. Cities like Konin face a depopulation of 40 percent, or over 30,000 people. In addition to uncoordinated, short-term socio-economic policies and promises of almost magicaly acquired  investors, Polish cities have not yet seen bold and …

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INNOVATION IN POLITICS AWARD – WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED!

Innovation in Politics is a European award recognising political projects that helped improve the quality of life in urban areas. We are proud to say that we’ve been nominated together with the city of Lublin for our urban foresight project Lublin 2050. You can still submit your applications to the competition or nominate someone who from your perspective is doing …

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WE WON AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR OUR PARTICIPATORY URBAN FORESIGHT!

Dears! We wanted to share with you some fenomenal news! We’re one of the winners of the international competition Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Awards. We’ve been awarded for our urban foresight methodology which redefines “local experts” and brings unprecedented numbers of citizens to the table when creating long-term scenarios for the city. We were chosen from among over …

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SMART PLANNIST – ABOUT THE NEW APPROACH TO CREATING URBAN SPACES

We live today in a rather interesting reality at the urban level. The awareness of the trend of more dynamic settlement of people in cities has been widely accepted (by 2050 it can be as much as 75% of the world’s population). Residents seem to be more and more concerned about the well-being of large clusters, in a friendly, comfortable, …

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RUSTAVI. THE GAME.

Imagine this: You are a civil servant tasked with organising public consultations about the touristic potential of your city. You should figure out, where the municipal investment and political support is best placed, which stakeholders are open for cooperation, which parts of the city hold an untapped yet potential. You need to map the system. Now, which …

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