Circular city

Circularity is essential in energy, food production, water and waste management sectors, as well as, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. Data plays a key role in accelerating circular pathways for many corporate organizations, but what about cities? How can an effective use of city data improve circularity and environmental awareness? In this section we’ll discuss how can effective use of city data can help us to create a circular city.

Open source

This section will be as interesting for citizens as for government officials and smart city tech fans. We'll talk about how urban projects can embrace transparency and community engagement by going open source. We'll try to find answers to the questions: which technologies can help with open source data collection and management? What are the potential obstacles?

Data Innovation

Living labs and innovation hubs are trending within the topic of smart cities. Inspired by sustainable living, they test the latest technologies that accelerate sharing and connectivity. They also change the nature of data management and collection, accordingly. This section will explore urban data innovation and collection strategies in their current form as well as try to answer the questions about the future of city data. The discussion will revolve around how and why living labs and innovation hubs are affecting data pathways.

About

PCDC is hosted by the city of Prague to accelerate the sharing of the best practices, networking, and community engagement in the sphere of urban data. Each year we focus on excelling data practices in different areas and bring together experts from different fields to discuss the potential to change our cities for better through city-data.

Last year we’ve explored the consciousness of smart cities through the topics of mobility as a service, community engagement and sustainability, open data and API and building information modeling. Keynotes were delivered by Ira Winder (MIT), Ekim Tan (Play the City), Michael Woodbridge (New Cities) and Ross Douglas (Autonomy, Paris). A friendly atmosphere accompanied the discussion throughout two conference days. Small scale afternoon workshops that always follow the morning presentations enabled speakers and visitors to abandon the barriers and widen their horizons together.

This year we open a discussion about modularity in the city by picking three main areas that are gaining traction: circular economy, innovation, and open-source. Around three hundred attendees will come together to address practical concerns in regard to advancing circularity, open-source, and innovation hubs and living labs in their cities. Limited capacity workshops for professionals and municipal workers in respective fields will highlight the topics that Prague is aspiring to pursue in the future.

To embark on this two-day journey into the urban data world with us, please register in the Registration Section below and wait for approval.

Feedback


I am impressed by this reflective gathering of Prague’s leading technologists, and am proud to be part of a discussion that pushed beyond mere buzzwords. Every keynote challenged us to think critically about whether our computational “solutions” are solving the right problems, all the while sharing best practice techniques for implementing digital tools.

Ira Winder, Tactile Matrix Creator & Instructor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT, USA

Prague City Data Congress 2019 was exactly the sort of event that NewCities loves to be involved in; a convening of experts from across sectors, disciplines, and distances, working together to unearth new perspectives that will help improve quality of life in cities. We look forward to PCDC 2020!

Michael Woodbridge, Research Programs Manager at New Cities, Canada

Prague City Data Congress offers a very good opportunity to think about and plan the future of digital cities. People from different disciplines can join forces to improve the life of citizens.

Bahanur Nasya, project manager of PlaceCity & researcher at Eutropian, Austria

A smart city is the path, a data city is the aim. The more Prague learns about it, the more it will have an influence on citizens’ lives. And this knowledge will bring new jobs, new business opportunities that help create the economy of the Czech Republic.

Munish Khetrapal, Managing Director for Development and Smart Solutions at Cisco

This conference was very important and specific, because here in Prague you have a very progressive mayor who is moving the capital in a very positive direction. She can get together in one place academia, the private sector and the local authority so that they can openly discuss a topic that concerns every citizen. You are setting a new direction in global access based on co-operation with other cities

Hany Fam, Vice President of Mastercard

I think that it’s great for Prague that it’s paying attention to the topic of data and I can see that Prague is on a very good path in the area of Open Data. The congress was very useful because, in my experience, it is one of the few congresses in the world that is technical and specific. I could meet fellow experts here and share experience.

Paola Andrea Pollmeier, open innovation coordinator Corporación Ruta N, Medellín, Columbia

I’m really happy that we managed to arrange the congress, which was attended by experts on city data from three continents, in Prague. By holding the congress, Prague showed that, globally, it is a leading city involved in data. I was really pleased by the feedback from international experts about our Golemio data platform, which we presented to attendees at the congress. What is very important for us is to gradually build a community of data experts between individual cities. The involvement of data analysts is then particularly important. I strongly believe that the Prague Data Cities Congress has started a tradition of meetings between data experts and today I’m already looking forward to the next congress.

Adriana Krnáčová, former Prague Mayor

Speakers


Zdeněk Hřib

Zdeněk Hřib

The Mayor of Prague.

City of Prague

Javier Torner

Javier Torner

Since 2014 Javier works in the Urban Planning and Design Branch of UN-Habitat as an Urban Development Specialist and Programme Management Officer at UN-Habitat's Headquarters in Nairobi.

UN-Habitat

Michael Guerin

Michael Guerin

Michael is Programme Manager of Dublin’s smart city testbed – Smart Docklands – an initiative of Dublin City Council and CONNECT research centre.

Smart Dublin / Smart Docklands

Benedikt Kotmel

Benedikt Kotmel

Benedikt used to manage the Ministry of Finance’s Open Data project, and now is a lead for Prague Data Platform department.

Golemio

Tamara Streefland

Tamara Streefland

Tamara leads the Circular Cities Program at Metabolic, a consultancy and think-tank focused on tackling global sustainability challenges and advancing a circular economy.

Metabolic

Jan Vlasatý

Jan Vlasatý

Jan is a developer at the Prague Data Platform Golemio. He also co-created an open-source application CityVizor, which visualizes the income and expenditure of municipalities in Czechia.

Operátor ICT

Vojtěch Vosecký

Vojtěch Vosecký

Vojtěch is a co-founder of Prague Institute of Circular Economy.

City of Prague


Programme


Thursday, MAY 28

8:00

Registration

9:00

Welcome by Operátor ICT

9:15

Open Source Keynote

10:00

Circular City Keynote

10:45

Coffee Break

11:00

Open Source Session

12:15

Panel Discussion

12:40

Lunch

13:30

Circular City

14:30

Coffee break

14:40

Circular City

16:15

Recap & Feedback Session

18:00

Official Afterparty

11:00

Circular City Session

12:15

Panel Discussion

12:40

Lunch

13:30

Open Source

14:30

Coffee break

14:40

Open Source

16:15

Recap & Feedback Session

Friday, MAY 29

8:00

Additional Registration

8:30

Showcase & Coffee

9:30

Data Innovation Keynote

10:00

Data Innovation Session

11:15

Panel Discussion

11:40

Coffee Break

12:00

Data Innovation

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Data Innovation

15:00

Closing Feedback Session & Drinks

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City Data Podcasts


Organizer Intro

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Prague City Data Congress 2019 Intro

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MaaS & Open Data : How Will Cities and Operators Move Forward?

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TMaaS: Traffic Management as a Service

with Evelien Marlier
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Interactive Simulation: Novel interfaces for collaborative decision-making

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Play the City: Smart Community Engagement

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The Data Management Strategy & Open Data Barcelona

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Freebike: Radical innovations in dockless electric bike sharing

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