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How smart is Ghent?                      @ghentlivinglab1
LOADING CITY                 3               image by uncreatives*
CitizensActors with Ideas                    image by PopiX
Challenges  Different actors  Different topicsMany stakeholders   Common goal?
Smart Ghent        • Existing networks              – Climate Alliance                       – GentM                      ...
Smart Cities = Smart People
Ghent Living Lab• Linking the ambition (Ghent Digital Agenda) with  citizen’s potential• Linking SME’s, hacktivists, resea...
Strengths• Experiencewithpartici  pation• Applied to innovation  topics• User centric• Allowtemporarynetwo  rks
So where’s your living lab?     The public space
Cases:  – www.gent.be  – Parking App  – Apps For Ghent
Impact on government• What’s a smart city government• “Government as a platform”• Goals > Procedures
More....http://ghentlivinglab.behttp://appsforghent.behttp://data.gent.behttp://www.gent.beContact: e-strategie@gent.be
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Ghent Living Lab/Smart City approach

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Ghent Living Lab/Smart City approach

  1. 1. How smart is Ghent? @ghentlivinglab1
  2. 2. LOADING CITY 3 image by uncreatives*
  3. 3. CitizensActors with Ideas image by PopiX
  4. 4. Challenges Different actors Different topicsMany stakeholders Common goal?
  5. 5. Smart Ghent • Existing networks – Climate Alliance – GentM – GentBC – iMinds • Common focus? • Ghent!
  6. 6. Smart Cities = Smart People
  7. 7. Ghent Living Lab• Linking the ambition (Ghent Digital Agenda) with citizen’s potential• Linking SME’s, hacktivists, researchers, students, citizens and government
  8. 8. Strengths• Experiencewithpartici pation• Applied to innovation topics• User centric• Allowtemporarynetwo rks
  9. 9. So where’s your living lab? The public space
  10. 10. Cases: – www.gent.be – Parking App – Apps For Ghent
  11. 11. Impact on government• What’s a smart city government• “Government as a platform”• Goals > Procedures
  12. 12. More....http://ghentlivinglab.behttp://appsforghent.behttp://data.gent.behttp://www.gent.beContact: e-strategie@gent.be

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