Invited by the G4 (municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht), the Centre for BOLD Cities team showcased its citizen engagement projects at the Cities for Digital Rights conference, which was organised as part of the WeMakeTheCity programme.
The Cities for Digital Rights conference revolved around dilemmas, problems and solutions in a rapidly digitising urban environment. This development leads to a renewed focus on the protection of human rights. With its focus on ethical dilemmas in the digital city and examples on how to make informed decisions or form your opinion, the organisation invited the Centre for BOLD Cities to show its different projects on citizen involvement and creating data awareness. As part of the 'best practices area', the BOLD Cities team provided examples of its research game 'Jouw buurt, jouw data', data dialogues and data walks.
WeMakeTheCity, which hosted the conference, is the biggest city festival in Europe. Its 7-day programme, which takes place in different venues in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, consists of various events that deal with questions on how to make better cities.
- Luuk Schokker