Tagung “Smart Cities and Political Partciiption in Comparative Perspective: Germany and Brazil”

Münster – Institute for Political Science (IfPol)

GRASP Scharnhorststr. 100/Platz der Weißen Rose 1 (Room 101) and Scharnhorststr 103 (library)
Thursday 27.6.2019 14:00 -20:00 and Friday 28.6. 2019 9:00-17:00

Smart cities can be regarded as the latest important administrative reform and digital innovation in most metropolitan cities globally. The international seminar focuses on open data, open innovation, online and offline participation, sustainability (smart energy, smart mobility, smart architecture etc.) as components of a smart city. International best and bad practices will be analyzed. Here the main regional focus is on Brazil and Germany.

What are goals, structures and institutions of smart cities? What contextual factors are helpful? Who is included and who is excluded? How can successful smart cities be evaluated (indicators)? Are smart cities the more democratic cities? What lessons can be learned? What will be the future of smart cities?