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Hop on the journey toward a better urban life and hear from top actors in the Smart City arena about stakeholders and themes most prevalent for today's citizens and tomorrow's generations.
At BABLE, through our platform and services, we enable processes from research and strategy development to co-creation and implementation. Visit us at www.bable-smartcities.eu

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Hop on the journey toward a better urban life and hear from top actors in the Smart City arena about stakeholders and themes most prevalent for today's citizens and tomorrow's generations.
At BABLE, through our platform and services, we enable processes from research and strategy development to co-creation and implementation. Visit us at www.bable-smartcities.eu

    #72 SMCNetZero Project: Social Tech Projects - AI for Urban Decarbonisation

    #72 SMCNetZero Project: Social Tech Projects - AI for Urban Decarbonisation

    In this fourth episode of our SMCNetZero series, we discussed decarbonisation in Small and Medium-sized Cities with Luca Leomanni, CTO and Co-Founder of Social Tech Projects, focusing on infrastructure maintenance and the role of AI in urban planning.
    The discussion explores innovative solutions for sustainable mobility, particularly cycling infrastructure, and the importance of community engagement in policy implementation to achieve a more proactive approach to city management.
     
    To learn more or to join the SMCNetZero project, you can visit the SMCNetZero Website.
     
    Overview of the episode:
    [00:00:43] Teaser Question: If you could have any superpower to assist in your work with Social Tech Projects, what would it be and why?
    [00:03:44] What is your background and what led you to Social Tech Projects?
    [00:04:55] What exactly is Social Tech Projects? What is the mission, and could you also mention the AI road system?
    [00:09:42] How are you working with, for example, small and medium-sized cities, and what challenges do you think these cities are facing, especially related to decarbonization?
    [00:13:29] Are you mostly working in mobility or are there other types of products that you're also doing?
    [00:14:12] How has working with the European Space Agency shaped what you're doing with small to medium-sized cities? Were there particular sites or other advancements that emerged from that collaboration?
    [00:24:29] Inspire Us: Our guest shares an inspiring story about the city of Oulu, Finland.
    [00:26:23] Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?
     
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    And for more insights, visit our BABLE Smart Cities Knowledge Hub!

    • 28 min
    #71 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Collective Learning & Urban Design

    #71 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Collective Learning & Urban Design

    In this third and last episode of our Urban Innovation Leadership Programme series, we discuss with Honorata Grzesikowska, Founder and CEO of Urbanitarian & spatial and equity designer, and Mela Atanassova, a Facilitator in Innovation Design.
    With them, we delve into the topics of collective learning, urban innovation, and the significant influence of city design on societal behaviours. Our guests highlighted the importance of embracing collective knowledge, challenging the glorification of individual achievements, and exploring innovative approaches to urban planning and design that prioritise communal well-being and environmental sustainability.
     
     Additional material :

    Sensemaking Methodology - what it is and how you do it
    Case studies:

    "Portfolio Approach" - Resolving Uncertainty Through Learning

    ‘Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones’ — A Portfolio Approach to Governance in Malawi



    Sensemaking Toolkit

     
    Urban Innovators Global and BABLE Smart Cities are proud to announce the launch of the Urban Innovation Leadership Programme – an academic programme that is tailored and totally customizable for your organization. If this sparks your interest, you can reach out directly to us at tamlyn@bable-smartcities.eu for more information.
     
    Overview of the episode:
    [00:02:03] Teaser Question: If you could redesign any city, which one would you pick and why?
    [00:04:18] What is your background, and how did you get to where you are today?
    [00:06:23] Why do you think we struggle with learning from what's already out there, and what makes collective learning so challenging?
    [00:08:10] How can we practically apply the concept of collective learning in our work and decision-making processes?
    [00:13:15] How do we address the challenge of not learning collectively, especially in urban development and innovation?
    [00:16:16] What new professions or approaches are emerging in the field of urban design and planning?
    [00:18:00] How important is asking the right questions in the process of urban development and planning?
    [00:19:30] Can you discuss the "Not Invented Here Syndrome" and its implications?
    [00:22:30] How does urban design influence societal behavior and identity?
    [00:24:11] What is collective sense-making, and how can it be effectively integrated into organizational processes?
    [00:28:43] Any final thoughts or important aspects you believe our listeners should know about urban planning and design?
    [00:33:55] Urban Dilemmas: Our guests steer the story, crafting cities one fictional challenge at a time.
    [00:36:23] Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?
     
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    • 37 min
    #70 [Turkish] Marmara Belediyeler Birliği: MARUF23 ve Çözüm Üreten Kentler

    #70 [Turkish] Marmara Belediyeler Birliği: MARUF23 ve Çözüm Üreten Kentler

    Smart in the Cities'in ilk bölüm Türkçe bölümünde MBB'den Veri ve Teknoloji Merkezi Direktörü Samet Keskin ve mimar ve Kıdemli Şehir Politikası Uzmanı olan İrem Kurtuluş ile bir araya geldik.
    Sohbetimizde Marmara Belediyeler Birliği (MMB) ve BABLE arasındaki yerel yönetimleri güçlendirmeyi amaçlayan, dinamik işbirliğini keşfederken MARUF23’ün bizde bıraktığı izleri konuştuk.
    MMB Türkiye'nin Marmara bölgesindeki 190 belediyeyi temsil eden bir bölgesel organizasyon olarak hizmet veriyor.
     
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    Want to join us for an episode? Contact our host Tamlyn Shimizu.
     
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    • 45 min
    #69 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Talent Attraction and Upskilling

    #69 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Talent Attraction and Upskilling

    In this second episode of our Urban Innovation Leadership Programme series, we welcomed Jose Antonio Ondiviela, who after 29 years of experience leading Microsoft's Smart Cities initiatives, is now spearheading his own research department at the Universidad Francisco de Victoria in Madrid, Spain.
    The discussion focused on talent attraction and development within cities: the global competition for talent as a cornerstone for attracting investment, the significance of upskilling and creating a vibrant city brand to appeal emotionally and rationally to potential residents, and the essential role of public-private partnerships in fostering environments conducive to talent development.
     
    Urban Innovators Global and BABLE Smart Cities are proud to announce the launch of the Urban Innovation Leadership Programme – an academic programme that is tailored and totally customizable for your organization. If this sparks your interest, you can reach out directly to us at tamlyn@bable-smartcities.eu for more information.
     
    Overview of the episode:
    [00:02:22] Teaser Question: If cities were on a dating app trying to match with investors, what kind of upskilling would they put in their profile to become the ultimate catch?
    [00:07:17] How does the fight for talent manifest itself in cities striving to be smart? Are there specific sectors or industries more aggressive in this fight?
    [00:12:28] What jobs are most in demand in this fight for talent, especially considering the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
    [00:12:52] ​Examples of cities that have successfully attracted top talent for Smart City initiatives. What strategies did they employ?
    [00:16:32] ​How can public-private partnerships foster an environment conducive to talent development in smart cities?
    [00:19:24] ​In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, who is leading, and how do public-private partnerships impact a city's attractiveness?
    [00:23:14] How do mid-sized cities contribute to the global competition for talent?
    [00:25:41] ​How can the concept of time and efficiency in urban mobility change the landscape of city attractiveness?
    [00:26:08] ​How does Jose respond to concerns that the push towards smart cities might worsen regional disparities through brain drain?
    [00:30:18] ​Are there any common misconceptions about developing talent within cities that Jose would like to debunk?
    [00:33:44] Shoutout: our guest mentions a person, a city or any other organisation they think deserve more recognition in the field.
    [00:35:17] Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?
     
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    And for more insights, visit our BABLE Smart Cities Knowledge Hub!

    • 38 min
    #68 Schwalm-Eder-West: Creative Bureaucracy & Procurement for Smaller Cities

    #68 Schwalm-Eder-West: Creative Bureaucracy & Procurement for Smaller Cities

    This episode, part of our collaboration as one of the podcast partners for the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, features Dr. Philipp Rottwilm, Mayor of Neuental and District Council Member for the Schwalm-Eder-West region.
    The main topics discussed in this episode include the concept of creative bureaucracy and its importance in small and medium-sized cities, the transformation of the Schwalm-Eder-West region into a smart region, and challenges related to procurement in smaller cities, including the need for long-term financing and the benefits of collaborative efforts among cities.
     
    European cities face unique challenges in implementing innovative solutions. With BABLE Smart Cities, we're cutting through the complexity, offering a streamlined approach to procuring urban innovations 50% faster and 20% more cost-efficient. Learn more about our Navigating the Innovation Market offering by visiting the BABLE Knowledge Hub today.
     
    Overview of the episode:
    [00:02:32] Teaser Question: Does Dr. Philipp Rottwilm consider himself a creative bureaucrat?[00:05:57] Dr. Philipp Rottwilm's Background[00:09:14] Describing Neuental: A small, green, digitally aspiring city[00:13:16] The Smart Region Schwalm-Eder-West project[00:22:47] The significance and process of procuring innovative technologies[00:33:06] Challenges and strategies in navigating procurement processes[00:33:32] Ideal tools or support to accelerate Smart City projects[00:37:40] Roll with the Punches: Our guest answers 'this or that' questions quickly and with their first instincts.[00:42:44] Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?
     
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    • 44 min
    #67 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Navigating Change and AI in Cities

    #67 Urban Innovation Leadership Programme: Navigating Change and AI in Cities

    In this first episode of our Urban Innovation Leadership Programme series, we welcomed back Bas Boorsma - Founder and Partner of Urban Innovators Global, Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Management, Author of A New Digital Deal, and the former CDO of Rotterdam - and Jonathan Reichental – Founder of Human Future, Professor at the University of San Francisco, Author of Smart Cities for Dummies (among other books), and the former CIO of Palo Alto in California.
    Drawing from their experiences across public and private sectors, Bas and Jonathan discussed the integration of digital advancements in urban settings and the need to equip urban leaders and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to address the complexities of modern urban development.
     
    Remember our guest from somewhere? Listen to Bas Boorsma in his first episode with us: #23 Rotterdam: Digitalisation or "Learning To Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable"
     
    Urban Innovators Global and BABLE Smart Cities are proud to announce the launch of the Urban Innovation Leadership Programme – an academic programme that is tailored and totally customizable for your organization. If this sparks your interest, you can reach out directly to us at tamlyn@bable-smartcities.eu for more information.
     
    Overview of the episode:
    [00:02:49] Teaser Question: What Makes Jonathan and Bas Different?
    [00:03:32] Jonathan and Bas' Backgrounds
    [00:10:26] Design Shift and System Shift: What does it mean to be in a system or design shift?
    [00:19:30] Importance of Education in Urban Innovation: How does education play a role in urban innovation and leadership?
    [00:29:43] Public Sector Challenges: What is missing in the public sector to make it more agile and prepared for future challenges?
    [00:35:57] Private Sector's Need for Education: Why does the private sector also need more education, and what are their key challenges?
    [00:44:22] AI in Urban Development: What impact will AI integration have on city infrastructures and services?
    [00:51:28] Freaky Friday: Bas and Jonathan switch roles to promote each other's books.
    [00:55:03] Ending Question: To you, what is a Smart City?
     
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    • 57 min

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Amazing and insightful information, every time great guests and the host is very well informed. Always a pleasure to listen and discover more about the world of Smart Cities 🙏

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