PERIPHÈRIA 
FINAL CONFERENCE 
Human Smart Cities: from 
Vision to Practice 
Rome, 29-30 May 2013 
Human Smart Cities: Maki...
Amigos d’Avenida & other city civic movements 
Key words: engagement, future, civics 
Aveiro - Portugal 
City civic moveme...
Smart cities must take smart collective decisions, very often they don’t!
VISION: Give voice to citizens and create a more 
democratic, pluralistic and fair decision making process
PROJECT: 
informal but trustable 
city civic movements 
+/- 5 years [Aveiro 50.000 citizens] 
3.300 posts (1/day) 
130.000...
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC SPACE 
THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – ALBOI NEIGHBOURHOOD 
WAITING FOR AN ANSWER 
A SMALL CORNER OF THE WOR...
CROWDED PUBLIC MEETING 
CAN WE BUILT A CITY AGAINST THEIR INHABITANTS? 
THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – BRIDGE IN A WATER CHANNEL 
C...
CAFFE MEETING’S 
PRODUCE OPINION COLLECTIVITY 
THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – BRIDGE IN A WATER CHANNEL 
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY SPIR...
USE THE PUBLIC SPACE 
THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – PUBLIC SPACE 
MANIFESTO FOR THE PUBLIC SPACE 
CELEBRATING PUBLIC SPACE 
SEVERA...
IMPACTS 
IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE A DECISION 
DESPITE 
DIFICULTIES AND LIMITATIONS 
LACK TRADITION 
ALL CHANGES AR...
SCALING-UP STRATEGY 
AVEIRO PARTICIPATIVE BUDGET - PARTICIPATIVE ITINERANT ROADMAP 
INVOLVE CITIZENS IN JOINT REFLECTION A...
‘CITIZENS DO PARTICIPATE WHEN THEY ARE INVOLVED’ 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION 
JOSÉ CARLOS MOTA, UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO 
jc...
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CITY CIVIC MOVEMENTS IN AVEIRO – PROMOTE SMARTER DECISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

  1. 1. PERIPHÈRIA FINAL CONFERENCE Human Smart Cities: from Vision to Practice Rome, 29-30 May 2013 Human Smart Cities: Making it Happen PECHAKUCHA CITY CIVIC MOVEMENTS IN AVEIRO – PROMOTE SMARTER DECISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY José Carlos Mota, Univ. Aveiro jcmota@ua.pt twitter.com/josecarlosbmota www.facebook.com/josecarlosmota
  2. 2. Amigos d’Avenida & other city civic movements Key words: engagement, future, civics Aveiro - Portugal City civic movements in Aveiro – promote smarter decisions for the future of the city more on: amigosdavenida.blogs.sapo.pt | www.facebook.com/AmigosdAvenida.Aveiro
  3. 3. Smart cities must take smart collective decisions, very often they don’t!
  4. 4. VISION: Give voice to citizens and create a more democratic, pluralistic and fair decision making process
  5. 5. PROJECT: informal but trustable city civic movements +/- 5 years [Aveiro 50.000 citizens] 3.300 posts (1/day) 130.000 visits (80/day) 340 members 960 members face-2-face meetings several other city civic movements
  6. 6. SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC SPACE THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – ALBOI NEIGHBOURHOOD WAITING FOR AN ANSWER A SMALL CORNER OF THE WORLD
  7. 7. CROWDED PUBLIC MEETING CAN WE BUILT A CITY AGAINST THEIR INHABITANTS? THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – BRIDGE IN A WATER CHANNEL CAN A WATER CHANNEL BE IN THE HART OF THE COMMUNITY?
  8. 8. CAFFE MEETING’S PRODUCE OPINION COLLECTIVITY THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – BRIDGE IN A WATER CHANNEL CELEBRATING COMMUNITY SPIRIT CREATE ARENAS FOR DEBATE 900 EMAILS EXCHANGED IN ONE MONTH
  9. 9. USE THE PUBLIC SPACE THE HUMAN SMARTNESS – PUBLIC SPACE MANIFESTO FOR THE PUBLIC SPACE CELEBRATING PUBLIC SPACE SEVERAL MOVEMENTS APPEARED
  10. 10. IMPACTS IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE A DECISION DESPITE DIFICULTIES AND LIMITATIONS LACK TRADITION ALL CHANGES ARE EPHEMERAL AND REVERSIBLE BUT WE CAN INFLUENCE THE CONTEXT PERSERVERANCE IS A KEY FACTOR! MYTHS AND PREJUDICES PEOPLE DO PARTICIPATE IF ADEQUATE ARENAS (VIRTUAL & FACE2FACE) COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT (TRUST & EMPATHY) THEY HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION (EXPERTISE) THERE IS A COMMON SHARE OF IDEAS (CO-CREATE) THEY FEEL THEIR VOICES CAN BE HEARD (INFLUENCE)
  11. 11. SCALING-UP STRATEGY AVEIRO PARTICIPATIVE BUDGET - PARTICIPATIVE ITINERANT ROADMAP INVOLVE CITIZENS IN JOINT REFLECTION ABOUT THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS FUTURE VALUE HIDDEN RESOURCES (KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKS, ABANDONED SPACES, CIVIC ENERGY) IDENTIFY MICRO TRANSFORMATIVE PROPOSALS (LOW-COST & HIGH-IMPACT) NETWORK OF CITY CIVIC MOVEMENTS WORLD-WIDE NETWORK – GLOBAL CITY 2.0 (http://www.globalcitynetwork.org/) SHARE, LEARN AND DO BETTER
  12. 12. ‘CITIZENS DO PARTICIPATE WHEN THEY ARE INVOLVED’ THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION JOSÉ CARLOS MOTA, UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO jcmota@ua.pt twitter.com/josecarlosbmota www.facebook.com/josecarlosmota more on: amigosdavenida.blogs.sapo.pt | www.facebook.com/AmigosdAvenida.Aveiro

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