Video registration of the seminar 'Resilient cities, smart citizens' in Rio.
How can cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century? How can we enable citizens to be at the center of the solutions? What can design and creativity bring to the table? And how can city governments find new ways to collaborate with these new actors? Can we facilitate a new economic model that helps to foster digital social innovation and entrepreneurship?
During the Dutch presidency of the EU, the Dutch consulate in Rio de Janeiro and the Rio Prefeitura brought together designers, civil servants, citizens and entrepreneurs for a weeklong design workshop, an exposition and a seminar. They prototyped new design and approaches to transforming cities, by using and enhancing the power of its citizens to take positive action.