Project of the Week>>> Summer of Smart 2011

Veröffentlicht am 30. September 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Calendar, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Gesellschaftliches, New Work, New Life, Project of the Week, Videos | Trackback URL | Zur Diskussion

The „Summer of Smart“ in San Francisco is reaching its final with the last event on the 6th of October 2011. The Summer of Smart is a „new model for how citizens and government can work directly together to address urban issues. Developers, designers, city officials, urbanists, journalists, community members, and more are building rapid innovation prototypes and presenting them directly to government.“ The event next Thursday probably marks the first time in US political history that hackathon teams will present their projects to candidates in the course of an election.

The reason for choosing  ”Summer of Smart” as “Project of the Week” for “Week 39″ in 2011: The Summer of Smart successfully brings together the elements of collaboration, new technologies, civic responsibility and coworking. A society challenged to find the right answers in a more complex and fast moving global environment, needs to involve as many players as possible in an innovative mix of virtual and face-to-face development. Hackathons or Coworking are excellent ways to address urban issues as the Summer of Smart proved this year in San Francisco. I hope that many other communities will be inspired to follow this example!!!

Summer of Smart: Democracy in the Digital Age from GAFFTA on Vimeo.

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