A workshop dedicated to the use of open data by public administrations that presents initiatives for the management, integration, collaboration and development of society according to a regional strategy.
From smart villages, a widespread project that responds to the real needs of the Ticino population living in small municipalities and valleys in the area, to the concept of smart cities and smart citizens and how public administrations are promoting new models of governance based on the integrated management of open data by public bodies, citizens, universities and businesses, by opening up to a “laboratory” city.
The meeting is organised in three sessions. A first part focused on the meaning and potential of open data within a regional development strategy.
A second part presents the work experiences already underway within Ticino and which are driving social innovation, able to respond to the social and economic challenges and necessities that emerge from the needs of citizens and the interconnection between the physical and digital world.
A third and final part will focus on discussing obstacles and opportunities regarding the use of open data and how to enhance its use. The availability and usefulness of different types of data, their reuse, and the prospects for further integrated and comprehensive data development will be discussed in a practical way.
The workshop is organised by the Visual Culture Laboratory, Department of Environment, Construction and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) in collaboration with the City of Lugano and is part of the project GIOCOnDA – Integrated and Holistic Management of the Open Data Life Cycle, an Interreg project that aims to encourage collaboration, coordination and integration between PA and stakeholders to strengthen the cross-border governance of the Insubric Area. The workshop Smart cities, smart villages and open data is organised following a first phase of needs analysis on the use of open data by PA and Italian and Ticino companies in order to identify existing needs and obstacles on which to insist when designing an integrated cross-border application. The GIOCOnDa project is co-financed by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund, the Italian State, the Swiss Confederation and the cantons within the framework of the Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland Cooperation Programme.