On the 28th September 2017 engage2 and ANZ Smart Cities Council delivered an interactive workshop about Building Smart Communities event as part of the Open State program. The event was designed for government staff working in smart cities or smart governments who wanted to engage with people and organisations in their community to encourage smart, sustainable, resilient practices.
The focus of the event was on how Smart Cities and Smart Government‘s might understand, value and leverage the resources within their communities. We discussed how they might engage and work with the people and organisations that want to contribute, build connections and tap into the social networks that exist both online and offline in their communities and the social capital that is exchanged among them.
Our panel including Amelia Loye, Rebecca Rumbul (MySociety UK), Adam Beck (Smart Cities Council Aus. & NZ), Gail Fairlamb, Don Sharples, and Nigel Morris spoke to some of the way technologies were being used by governments across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America to understand, engage and work with the communities they service.
Then participants shared their perspectives. Here is our write up of themes and tips discussed during the workshop.
Building Smart Communities
Open State, Adelaide