The innovation lab PUSH organizes City as a Service, initiative that will take place in Sicily next Fall. The general topic of the event is the impact of new digital services on urban spaces and particularly the role that service design can play in marginal city contexts. Due to the complexity of the topic, the event consists of two different appointments: the first one, with an educational aim, is an Intensive School that will take place in Erice, Sicily, from September 25th to October 3rd; the second one, with a dissemination approach, is an Urban Thinkers Campus and will take place in Palermo, October 8th-10th. Arca Consortium, NETKITE project leader, is partner of the event.
The Intensive School aims at identifying and training young professionals in the field of urban innovation and service design, by developing and supporting their best ideas of new services able to change and improve the future of cities.
Applications are now open and students can ask for scholarships made available thanks to the support of our sponsors.
All the projects developed during the School will be presented at the upcoming event Palermo Urban Thinkers Campus and the most valuable teams will have the opportunity to build their own startup.
The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative promoted by the United Nations with the aim of sensitizing and creating awareness among citizens on urban issues and prepare the contents for the conference UN Habitat III that will take place in Quito in 2016.
We have launched a Call for Abstract in order to identify the most interesting innovative citizens-centered services looking towards cities’ future.
Participation to the event is free and it’s possible to apply and propose a contribution until the 15th of August.