CrAFt at Smart City World Congress. 15-17 Nov in Barcelona

From 15 to 17 November 2022, the Smart City Expo World Congress will gather leaders from the most innovative companies, governments and organisations to move cities towards a better future.

The event, held in Barcelona since 2011, is the international leading event for cities. Aimed at promoting social innovation and identifying collaboration opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

CrAFt has been invited—under the umbrella of the European Commission—to present in two sessions: “Data-driven co-creation” (15 Nov at 16.30) and “How do we reach climate neutrality in cities by 2030?” (17 Nov at 9.15).

CrAFt team members Dirk Ahlers (NTNU, Norway) and Tomáš Vácha (CVUT, Czech Republic) presented how CrAFt is connecting citizens and communities with city systems and data collection processes to improve the manners in which cities are learning. The approach is inspired by the New European Bauhaus to make the transition to climate neutrality beautiful, inclusive and sustainable

Together with the rest of the panel speakers and the audience, they discussed practices to obtain more-fit and better-quality data; how to improve understanding of how simulation and monitoring tools can be integrated in urban planning and design and create participatory governance structures that translate data into decision-making and action.

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