Written by Digital Social Innovation
Collaborative Platforms and City Challenges
2nd November 2016
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On Nov 1st we attended the ShareLab conference in London. The event, hosted by our DSI4EU partner Nesta, brought together over 200 policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers to better understand how public services, civil society and the private sector can engage with collaborative platforms for good.
One particular session relevant to our work on Digital Social Innovation focused on the opportunities and challenges for cities in using collaborative platforms. Four lessons we took away from the presentations which discussed London, Kirklees, Amsterdam, Barcelona and the Fab City initiative were:
Here is the full video discussion (see below for speaker details):
Mara Balestrini, Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Finn Williams, Regeneration Area Manager, Greater London Authority
Liz Corbin, Researcher and Curator, Institute of Making, University College London
Femke Haccoû, Urban Innovation Officer, City of Amsterdam
Duggs Carre, Comoodle Project Manager, Kirklees Council
Boyd Cohen, Deputy Director of Research, EADA Business School Barcelona
Videos of other ShareLab sessions are available here.
Picture: By Time Felce (Airwolfhound) (Leaf Cutter Ants - Butterflyworld) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http:creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons