How can a city become smarter? What makes places attractive to global talent? How to improve public space and reduce segregation?
The world is experiencing growing urbanization. Although most of the growth comes from Asia and Africa, we can still see this process going on in already urbanized Europe. The growing population in the cities affects the access to public services, puts heavy pressure on public infrastructure and affects the overall living environment.
At the same time, the population in Europe is ageing which means that countries, regions and cities in Europe must compete for global talent if they want to remain competitive on the global scale. Cities in Europe are also seeing the moral and physical decay of dormitory districts built after WWII, the most likely destinations for minority groups and people with a lower socioeconomic background. Because of this trend, cities in Europe are also seeing growing segregation and are in front of the question of how to address the dwellers that live in these districts and improve the overall living environment of these districts. These are the topics that Tallinn Innovation Camp wants to address because Tallinn is not an exception here.
Challenges of the camp:
1) How to increase citizen participation and promote co-creation to improve the living environment and quality of life?
2) How to smarten up the region?
Tallinn Innovation Camp is organized by Tallinn City Enterprise Department in collaboration with Aalto University and Tallinn University of Technology.
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