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Cartell que anuncia el repte Barcelona-Kobe 2020.
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Barcelona and the Japanese city of Kobe convene the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge, a data visualization competition to identify the challenges of smart cities. The call for projects starts on the 14th of September.

 

 Woman using a laptop on the floor of her house.
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The “What if...? series of virtual conversations #desdecasa”, organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat, has attracted more than four thousand viewers, who also had the opportunity to participate and reflect in real time with the expert speakers. The series has tackled how to reformulate our digital environments to adapt to the new future brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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With the state of emergency for Covid-19, enforced private digital interaction has changed our relationship with emotions, people and ourselves. The second virtual dialogue in the “What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa” looks at this scenario with Marta Peirano, a journalist specialising in surveillance technologies and mass manipulation, and Liliana Arroyo, doctor in Sociology and researcher in the field of digital innovation and social impact with Esade.

 

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“What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa” is a series of virtual dialogues organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat as a window for discussion and reflection on the current health emergency and the digital transformation which may result from this exceptional time. The first session is devoted to digital rights and technological sovereignty.

Meeting of the members of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights in Barcelona in November 2019.
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On the 19th of November, the second Members took of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights took place in Barcelona, with a total of 15 cities present. We took the opportunity to reflect on the past  year, as well as to look forward to the next and to finalize the Coalition’s Strategy 2020.

 

Meeting "How to protect the commons of data extractivism" from the DSIPLAY cycle.
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DSIPLAY, the series of Digital Social Innovation experiences, has closed with the session How to protect the commons from data extractivism. Open networks and open knowledge , which took place in the Hangar on 26 November. Various projects concerning digital business, the conservation of digitally generated knowledge and crowdfunding explained the problems they were facing.

Project #Cuéntalo.
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What data do we generate? How are they used? What do we know as citizens about all this? Using data raises numerous questions and Barcelona’s DSIPLAY cycle of digital social innovation experiences has dedicated a session to projects that stand out for their ethical management and use of data, such as Raval Data Commons and Wikidata.

Diagonal Mar park.
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The climate emergency has been the focus of a good many of the finalist projects in the 2019 Barcelona-Kobe World Data Viz Challenge, with ideas for solving the effects of global warming in cities. These projects were presented on 19 November at the Smart City Expo World Congress.

Presentation of the DataCity project at the Mobile World Congress 2018.
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Barcelona City Council, through the Municipal Data Office (OMD) and i.lab, is supporting innovation by renewing its collaboration with the DataCity initiative, which aims to find innovative solutions to the challenges faced by today’s cities.

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Barcelona City Council is bringing to the Smart City Expo World Congress (19 - 21 November) its Espai Fòrum, a forum for presenting the city’s municipal projects and initiatives from third-sector organisations, associations, emerging enterprises and SMEs.

Final session of the DECODE pilot project “Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT)”
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The Catalan Institute of Advanced Architecture (IAAC) has hosted the final session of the pilot project Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT), an initiative that forms part of the European Decentralized Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem (DECODE) project.

The fourth workshop of the DECODE pilot project “Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT)”.
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The fourth workshop of the DECODE pilot project “Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT)” was held on 1 July, at the Catalan Institute of Advanced Architecture (IAAC), during the planned community work sessions.

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