Rome Smart City. Meeting with the working groups of the candidate lists for the municipal elections on the ten points of the SMART Agenda for Rome

The Rome Smart City project, already launched in September 2012 by the Stati Generali dell'Innovazione Association, promotes a meeting with the working groups of the candidate lists for the next municipal elections on the ten points of the Agenda for Rome SMART.

The appointment is Monday 13 May at 6pm, at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome Wisdom (Headquarters of Valle Giulia, Via A.Gramsci 53, Aula Fiorentino) and will feature live streaming and action via twitter (#sginnovation #romasmartcity) for a close confrontation with the various experts and candidates of some of the lists who will participate in the municipal elections of 26-27 May.

The ten points of the Agenda for Rome SMART (Sustainable Mobile Enabling Resilient Transparent)

The SMART Rome to be developed is the one where the high cultural offer meets its demand in the best possible way, promoting active and conscious participation thanks to the interactive use of communication networks, activating the new "network of value" expressed by the citizens active. This Agenda is defined as the basis of reference for a strategic program of Rome.

A strategy for Rome Smart City

1) Prepare a general regulatory plan for the smart community of Rome metropolitan city and its inhabited centers (districts and municipalities) by organizing Conferences of services for its preparation and implementation and on the basis of a "smart city manifesto" and its government for the future;

2) Define specific objectives for improving the well-being of citizens on the basis of internationally recognized indicators, to make Rome the most livable city in Italy within 4 years and all interventions measurable;

Rome Sustainable and Resilient City

3) Prepare a strategic plan for the continuity of the metropolitan city, which includes actions for urban maintenance, urban regeneration projects and adaptation to climate change in accordance with Agenda 21 and the Covenant of Mayors;

4) Arrange forms of concessions so that local associations and communities can manage public spaces with a view to subsidiarity, for example also developing urban gardens, as part of a plan for the expansion of public parks, the creation of roofs green and the development of multifunctional agriculture;

Rome Open and Transparent City

5) Prepare a strategic plan to open up all city data (starting from the Budget) and promote a city FOIA (Freedom of Information Act);

6) Ensure free access to the network through free wifi in public spaces, telematic squares, public kiosks for online public services and data

Rome Participatory and Collaborative City

7) Prepare platforms for citizen participation in citizens' deliberations and initiatives, working at the same time for the creation of an organic plan for digital literacy and participation, active ageing, educational cooperation and widespread training. Create formats interactive communication and learning places to make explicit the cooperative potential of web 2.0. Also economically support the facilitation of access to information resources and learning to use enabling technologies for active citizens, to express the value of smart communities.

8) Promote advanced citizen collaboration practices for a sentient intervention towards Governance, through the mapping of the different realities operating in the territories, the analysis of territorial pacts, the playful-participatory formats for urban exploration, planning and realizing listening campaigns;

Rome, a connective and creative city

9) Transforming public and meeting spaces into places of real production of different forms of knowledge and cultural action, promoting their connection with the social dimension and the innovative production system, creating teleworking, coworking and telematic squares, defining agreements with companies and public administrations to encourage teleworking and intelligent mobility, starting with car-pooling, promoting the rebirth of public mobility, including through the technological upgrading of infrastructures (widespread connectivity, dedicated discussion platforms), creating showrooms of innovation – centers of excellence on smart communities;

10) Rediscover and affirm the value of creativity as a lever for change, setting up territorial social networking projects for the most diverse youth groups, creating Innovation Centers for the development of competitive innovation in urban area businesses, networking the ICT and innovation supply chain and thus promoting product and process technological innovation.

The Rome Smart City project already promoted in September 2012 by the Stati Generali dell'Innovazione Association, was created with the aim of aggregating and comparing the initiatives underway on this front, the experiences already achieved over the years, and thus connect the main stakeholders of the metropolitan city (associations - social, cultural , professional, entrepreneurial, professionals, schools, universities, research centers, companies), leading them to share an approach, a working method and participatory planning. To date, dozens of organizations operating on the Roman territory have joined and participated in the initiative.

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