In this session Paola Villarreal shares her experiences working with the city of Mexico, where she helped establish structures that empowered both citizens and local authorities to innovative and drive public sector innovation. Renata Avila shares her work with the <A+> Alliance and together with Geraldine de Bastion they discuss current issues around lack of public infrastructure and data exploitation systems and share ideas how our cities could be build on the idea of the data commons instead.
The session is supported by the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) commissioned by the Division Smart Cities of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. The network promotes the integration of digital solutions into citizen-centred urban development processes and facilitates the exchange of good practices and experiences between urban practitioners worldwide. In 2020, the ISCN implemented the ideas competition #SolutionsForCities, an international, digital open innovation format supporting cities and municipalities in finding digital solutions for their current local challenges based on a comprehensive set of criteria to ensure a ensure a sustainable, digital transformation oriented towards the common good.