ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Webinar Series Part 8: Digital Tools for Enhanced Community Engagement in Urban Planning


ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Webinar Series Part 8: Digital Tools for Enhanced Community Engagement in Urban Planning

13 April 2021

New urban infrastructure investments in the context of smart city development have an impact on the lives of the city’s citizens. But while citizens provide a wealth of insights into how they live and interact with the city, their voices are often left out of the urban planning process, which leads to developments that lack vital social considerations. Ensuring a participatory, socially-inclusive, and data-driven city planning process can help local governments to prioritize investments that will not only improve the city’s livability and sustainability, but also its ability to respond to external shocks and stresses.

Digital technologies offer a broad range of engagement mechanisms that allow city governments to collect valuable feedback, insights, and data from an equally broad scope of community stakeholders. This interactive webinar explored how smart digital solutions can encourage meaningful civic participation that will enable cities to shift to a more user-centric urban planning methodology to create truly smart and livable cities. Panelists shared the benefits and experiences in implementing various digital civic participation platforms, along with best practices and specific use cases.

(Part 8 of the ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund Webinar Series)

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
13 Apr 2021 Brief AASCTF Digital Solutions Brief: Digital Community Engagement Solutions for City Planning
This brief sets out opportunities, benefits and prerequisites for pursuing smart digital solutions in enhancing public participation in urban planning...
13 Apr 2021 Presentation Maptionnaire: The Digital Heart for Building Cities Together
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Maarit Kahila
13 Apr 2021 Presentation Participatory Urban Mapping for Better Urban Planning
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Ahmad Rifai
13 Apr 2021 Presentation Digital Tools for Enhanced Community Engagement in Urban Planning
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Mark Thomas
13 Apr 2021 Presentation Her City Toolbox
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Christelle Lahoud


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