Webinar City 2 City Learning
The first Webinar of the City to City Learning (#City2CityLearning) program, promoted by the University of Oxford and within the Replicate project, where Eurohelp is one of the members of the consortium, was held on 5 February in the Talent House building in San Sebastián.
The Webinar is available on the Replicate Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/ZUD9wz4IV74.
The "City to City Learning" program, led by Dr. Igor Calzada, is part of the replication actions of the project and consists of six Webinars to be held during the year 2019. The sessions will be held by the stakeholders and representatives of the municipalities of San Sebastián, Florence and Bristol as lighthouse cities, and Essen, Lausanne and Nilüfer as follower cities.
In this first webinar, Eurohelp presented the action in the city of Donostia / San Sebastián, in the field of Linked Open Data, where an infrastructure was implemented that promotes maximum interoperability at the data level. The solution consists of an integrated architecture of linked open data as well as an automated pipeline to convert and publish data in open and interoperable formats. This solution allows to improve the visibility of public data of Donostia / San Sebastián, as well as to promote transparency by opening data for consultation and use by any interested party: citizens, companies, organizations, other municipalities, etc. In addition, the Citizen Participation Platform developed for Donostia / San Sebastián was presented by Eurohelp and is in full operation, registering, so far, four participatory processes.
The Webinar was hosted by two other partners in the Replicate project: Leycolan, a company that facilitates the installation of intelligent lighting, and Ikusi, an ICT company focused on Replicate in the field of mobility.
Leycolan presented its action in the field of intelligent lighting. In one area of Polygon 27, it switched from traditional lighting to connected and intelligent solutions, making it easier to remotely operate systems and IP services. This action allows you to measure energy savings and costs for the city with the use of intelligent technologies. In addition, the possibility of using the lamp posts is offered to offer additional services, such as traffic monitoring cameras, Wi-Fi or CCTV points, among others.
Ikusi, on the other hand, presented the Smart Mobility platform developed under the project, where the information is collected from different sources of mobility data, offering a global vision to facilitate the management and decision making of the municipalities.
The Webinar also allowed to exchange experiences, difficulties in the processes of actions and good practices to face the implemented implementations. In all cases, facilities for replication of implementations, one of the main objectives of the project, were highlighted.
San Sebastian, as Donostia / San Sebastián pilot coordinator and project coordinator, gave an overview of the partners' contribution and their actions to the project and to the city.
The following City to City Learning program sessions are available at the following link: https://replicate-project.eu/city-to-city-learning-sessions-2019/.