On the 21th November in Cascina Triulza (former Expo Area) there was a meeting organized by CSBNO (the network of public libraries in North West Milan) for administrators and entrepreneurs of the territory on the issue of smart city.
It was a comparison, a deep discussion on the following topics: what is a Smart City? How does a library contribute to the realization of projects of Smart City? What are the roles of the various social and economic subjects? And what are the legal and financial instruments to achieve them?
Smart City was discussed: what it means, what are the objectives, what are the most interesting experiences;
So how to involve citizens in such complex processes? How do they communicate?
Libraries can play a key role. Their “new” mission is emerging worldwide: to humanize the digitization through participation, digital literacy, procuring, accompaniment to the understanding of complex processes.
Participated in the debate:
Fabio Degani – President CSBNO
What role can public libraries play, new cultural hub for the territory and citizens, in smart city? Can they be the platform for engagement and involvement.
Gianni Stefanini – General Manager CSBNO
An overview on what is happening at the international level: what are the best practices that demonstrate how much the public library is strategic to achieve smart city projects together with the citizens.
Raffaele Gareri – President The Smart City Association Italy (TSCAI)
What is a smart city? Digitisation is an irreversible process that has, to strive more and more, a tremendous impact on people’s daily lives: how to face this so it’s human oriented?
Andrea Martino – Manager at Martino & Partners s.r.l
The strategy of a smart city project must remain firmly in the hands of the Government (local): what are the tools to activate the most interesting partnerships and not to select “vendors”?
Gilberto Fucili – Councillor of AUSED Associazione tra Utenti di Sistemi e Tecnologie dell’Informazione
The company’s voice: how does operating from a “smart” area impacts on competitiveness.
We also hosted an intervention via Skype of the councillor of Roma Semplice Flavia Marzano who told of the experience of the capital: from the Digital Agenda to the 25 points of Roma Facile (of which many within the public libraries of the city), how to set up, organize and then put in place a strategy of digitization.