CEPS Project

European Social Innovation Forum 2018

How to improve citizens’ quality of life in complex urban spaces?


The conference explored ways in which digital technologies can contribute to the resilience of EU society, with specific emphasis on smart urban spaces. In complex urban environments, where various systems will be integrated into a seamlessly integrated conundrum of technologies, the use of big data analytics can enable, if well implemented, a more secure and enjoyable environment, thus contributing to the quality of life and the fruition of opportunities for social interaction. But how can policy-makers and the private sector help to solve the social challenges linked to growing urban spaces? How can digital technologies contribute to improve the resilience of the society, enhance quality of life, enable thriving communities? And to what extent can technologies such as video intelligence allow transport operators, retailers, and public authorities to make spaces more convenient and secure, without fatally impinging on citizens’ privacy?

Ada Modzelewska

Antonella Zarra

Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy

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Théâtre du Vaudeville
Galerie de la Reine 11, 1000 Brussels

Participation at this event is free of charge.