Smart City Resilience with Active Citizen Engagement in Helsinki

Mikko Martikka, Sonja Salo, Kristiina Siilin, Timo Ruohomaki, Pekka Tuomaala, Esa Nykänen

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    New solutions sometimes face challenges in acceptance as improvements and active citizen engagement plays a key role of resilient smart city development. This paper describes a set of actions in Helsinki as part of mySMARTLife project that are aimed to engage citizens in interaction. The actions range from online services and mobile applications to hands-on equipment implementations. They are mainly described from the technological but also from an economic and a social point of view. All the activities are connected to the Helsinki action plan to render the city carbon neutral by 2035. Motivation through positive experience requires practical solutions and reachable goals for approval and impact in smart cities progress.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research and Innovation in Applications, IS 2018
    EditorsJ. Martins, V. Jotsov, R. Bierwolf, J.P. Mendonca, R. Jardim-Goncalves, M. Marques
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7097-2, 978-1-5386-7096-5
    ISBN (Print) 978-1-5386-7098-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2018 - Funchal , Portugal
    Duration: 25 Sept 201827 Sept 2018


    Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2018


    • Citizen engagement
    • Climate change mitigation
    • Smart city energy solutions
    • User participation


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