Talks and interviews

Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Application Programming Interfaces in Governments: an urban API #nowplaying

During the fall of 2019 I was interviewed on several occasions by Monica Posada (scientific officer at the Digital Economy Unit of the JRC)  on the subject of governments APIs (Application Programmin Interfaces). Monica was interested in knowing Zaragoza data ecosystem, its APIs and digital assets.

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Featured, Talks and interviews

Spring 2020 On-line Program of Talks & Lectures

No travel, no face-to-face events this spring. But we will be sharing screens and ideas anyway. In these hard times, there is a lot to be talking about on urban innovation and smart cities: data, DIY manufacturing, open challenges for recovery, start-ups.

Join us in our next talk:

June, 16th. At the Smart Cities’ Sofa Summits. Talk about “Smart City Challenges for Recovery after Covid-19”

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Talks and interviews

Autumn 2019 Program

‘Cause not everything it’s about on-line reading, check out this autumn’s events where we can meet in person:

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Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Urban Data and Co-Creation

Interview during Eurocities’ Knowledge Society Forum celebrated in Zaragoza in November, 2018...

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Innovation Districts, Talks and interviews

Dublin’s Declaration on Smart Districts

With the sole exception of a clearer reference to environmental and energy sustainability, Dublin’s Declaration on Smart Districts represent a practical set of guidelines that any planner dealing with the design, delivery or management of innovation districts should look at.

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Talks and interviews, Urban Data

Data sharing and co-creation will boost urban innovation

Data sharing is something we all think should be happening but that no one has seen yet. In my Master on City Sciences’ thesis I pointed out that there are gigantic organizational and behavioural (psychological) barriers that block the way. As more projects on co-creation start in the following years, and small scale urban data sharing examples are being built, we expect that a whole new body of knowledge about the subject will appear.

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Smart innovation through active citizen participation

Daniel Sarasa’s interview for Nordic Smart Cities about smart innovation, whose original content can be found here. If people are given the power to decide and be part of the decision-making process, their mark is felt all around. The city of Zaragoza manages not only to aim for active citizen participation, but to actually...

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Cities as innovation platforms

Before becoming a professor, Daniel Sarasa (born 1972) was a student at MCS, so he can give us both perspectives about the master’s degree. He is Smart City Program Manager at Zaragoza City Hall and co-author of “Zaragozá’s Open Government Strategy 2012-2015. Towards a Smart Citizenship”. Moreover, he is co-editor and co-founder of openyourcity.com.

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

At CCW. Turning critical infrastructures into citizen-centric platforms

We were pleased to participate in the last Critical Communications World event, held in Amsterdam on June 2nd, 2016 and to answer CCW Event Director Emma Banymandhub’s questions. Here is the full interview For the third instalment of our Critical Communications World “A Day in the Life of” series, CCW Event Director Emma...

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Smart Cities, Talks and interviews

Smart lighting, public space and urban innovation

The Italian magazine “Luce et Design” interviewed us for its April 2016 number. We talked about topics such as urban innovation strategies, smart lighting, digital art, public space and… refugees. 

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