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Title of Challenge
"Extreme events. Using the information system technologies to create informed communities of citizens"
Description of city challenge
Bologna is located in a vulnerable area and its major critical elements in relation to climate change have been highlighted by studies connected with the definition of the city’s climate profile: draught and water shortage, heat waves in the urban area, unconventional events and hydro-geological risk.

Hence, in the last years, the City of Bologna has been working to deal with the actual and future impacts of climate change through both mitigation and adaptation strategies. A package of integrated actions have been launched and adjusted in the light of the Sustainable Action Plan and the Local Adaptation Plan: energy efficiency projects; improvement of the sustainable mobility; drinking water saving and water treatment; collection and storage of rainwater; targeted use of plant species to improve the microclimate and reduce air pollution; pre-emptive insurance against risks; among others.

In order to boost the efforts of the City against climate change, our Climathon will ask the participants to develop an innovative methodology to create informed communities of citizens being able to deal with extreme events, as these are projected to increase in frequency and strenght, as reported in the last IPCC AR.

In creating a new methodology, the participants should taken into account the efforts already implemented by the City and give a key role to technology instruments, as in the last years they played their part in climate change and, if directed in the correct way, they can change the course we're on.

For example, in order prevent catastrophes, and to promptly respond to events, IT could play an active part as an instrument in the hands of informed citizens.

Hence, the challenge is NOT just to create a new mobile or web App but finding a way to merge the existing policy instruments with technology to create new methodologies and instruments whose main objective will be to promote local communities of informed citizens. Many reports show that adults own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, and most of them use their devices to access news. Data also indicate that youth are increasingly turning to mobile devices for access to their news of interest. Sooner or later, mobile devices will definitely replace newspapers as a source of information.
So, why not taking advantage of this trend, to transform our technological devices in instruments to be used to prevent and deal with extreme events?

In this sense, the Climathon request to:

keep the Bologna citizens connected with the local climate change profile of their city, (an added value would be the capacity to positively exploit their longlast knowldege of participatory processes);
merge the existing instruments and combine them with technology to create a new methodology that will be able to inform citizens on the Bologna vulnerability, the risk of extreme events, the way they could all work together to prevent and deal with climate change impacts and extreme events. If needed, this new methodology, should also be able to take its part as a first response instrument in case of catastrophes connected to climate change.

The approach requested is strongly trans-disciplinary, combining IT specialists, architects, urban planners, communicators, business actors, designers, among others. All the processes and the results must be connected to the open source movement.

More info on the City's commitment against climate change impacts, are available on the Urban Center Bologna notebook "Bologna Resilient City. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation", available of download at the following link:

http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/images/quaderni/PAES_LR.pdf
City Host Organization
The event is organised by Urban Center Bologna, in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality.

Urban Center Bologna (UCB - http://www.urbancenterbologna.it) is a leading organization born to boost the transformation of Bologna in a more livable, sustainable and resilient city. For the last eight years UCB has been committed in promoting and protecting Bologna’s environment, its economic vitality, its cultural vibrancy, and above all its environmental sustainability and social diversity. We work to protect the best of Bologna’s existing landscape, and we encourage the concrete transformation of our city in a resilient organism.
UCB is also a communication center where citizens can learn about the local policy initiatives, the projects implemented in the city, and the urban transformation of Bologna. The Center is also one of the city's main venue for exhibitions, meetings, lessons, international workshops, seminars and laboratories.

The event is supported by Kyoto Club.
City Host Email
valeria.barbi@urbancenterbologna.it
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Venue
THE EVENT WILL START AT 12.00 PM ON THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2016 AND IT WILL END AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 2016.
The venue will be the Urban Center Bologna headquarter, which is located at the second and last floor of sala Borsa, a unique place in the whole Europe as it represents not only a Library but also a Covered Public Square. Biblioteca Salaborsa is the main public library in Bologna. In 2001, the central offices of the public library were moved into the Sala Borsa in the northern portions of the Palazzo d'Accursio, flanking the Piazza del Nettuno, which opens just north of the Piazza Maggiore. Going along the underground path located under the glass pavement of the Sala Borsa Library, it is possible to admire the ancient excavations, found during the restoration works of the so called “piazza coperta” (that is “covered square”).
Hundreds of years of city’s history: from the first settlements out of straw huts of the Villanovian culture to the Etruscan Felsina, to the Roman Bononia, founded in 189 b.C. The different layers of the excavations proves the transformations, which took place in Roman time, and the following degradation events: from structure collapses to the robbing of precious materials between the end of the V and the VII century a.C. The spoiling of the territory caused a relevant reduction of the buildings, up to their almost complete disappearance in the beginning of the high Medieval Ages. Each human action or natural event has left a particular and unique trace on this place, which is still visible in present time. That’s why the stratification in the Sala Borsa is a privileged occasion to discover the history of Bologna through an unusual narration of its past landscapes.
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Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy
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Title of Challenge
"Extreme events. Using the information system technologies to create informed communities of citizens"
Description of city challenge
Bologna is located in a vulnerable area and its major critical elements in relation to climate change have been highlighted by studies connected with the definition of the city’s climate profile: draught and water shortage, heat waves in the urban area, unconventional events and hydro-geological risk.

Hence, in the last years, the City of Bologna has been working to deal with the actual and future impacts of climate change through both mitigation and adaptation strategies. A package of integrated actions have been launched and adjusted in the light of the Sustainable Action Plan and the Local Adaptation Plan: energy efficiency projects; improvement of the sustainable mobility; drinking water saving and water treatment; collection and storage of rainwater; targeted use of plant species to improve the microclimate and reduce air pollution; pre-emptive insurance against risks; among others.

In order to boost the efforts of the City against climate change, our Climathon will ask the participants to develop an innovative methodology to create informed communities of citizens being able to deal with extreme events, as these are projected to increase in frequency and strenght, as reported in the last IPCC AR.

In creating a new methodology, the participants should taken into account the efforts already implemented by the City and give a key role to technology instruments, as in the last years they played their part in climate change and, if directed in the correct way, they can change the course we're on.

For example, in order prevent catastrophes, and to promptly respond to events, IT could play an active part as an instrument in the hands of informed citizens.

Hence, the challenge is NOT just to create a new mobile or web App but finding a way to merge the existing policy instruments with technology to create new methodologies and instruments whose main objective will be to promote local communities of informed citizens. Many reports show that adults own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, and most of them use their devices to access news. Data also indicate that youth are increasingly turning to mobile devices for access to their news of interest. Sooner or later, mobile devices will definitely replace newspapers as a source of information.
So, why not taking advantage of this trend, to transform our technological devices in instruments to be used to prevent and deal with extreme events?

In this sense, the Climathon request to:

keep the Bologna citizens connected with the local climate change profile of their city, (an added value would be the capacity to positively exploit their longlast knowldege of participatory processes);
merge the existing instruments and combine them with technology to create a new methodology that will be able to inform citizens on the Bologna vulnerability, the risk of extreme events, the way they could all work together to prevent and deal with climate change impacts and extreme events. If needed, this new methodology, should also be able to take its part as a first response instrument in case of catastrophes connected to climate change.

The approach requested is strongly trans-disciplinary, combining IT specialists, architects, urban planners, communicators, business actors, designers, among others. All the processes and the results must be connected to the open source movement.

More info on the City's commitment against climate change impacts, are available on the Urban Center Bologna notebook "Bologna Resilient City. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation", available of download at the following link:

http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/images/quaderni/PAES_LR.pdf
City Host Organization
The event is organised by Urban Center Bologna, in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality.

Urban Center Bologna (UCB - http://www.urbancenterbologna.it) is a leading organization born to boost the transformation of Bologna in a more livable, sustainable and resilient city. For the last eight years UCB has been committed in promoting and protecting Bologna’s environment, its economic vitality, its cultural vibrancy, and above all its environmental sustainability and social diversity. We work to protect the best of Bologna’s existing landscape, and we encourage the concrete transformation of our city in a resilient organism.
UCB is also a communication center where citizens can learn about the local policy initiatives, the projects implemented in the city, and the urban transformation of Bologna. The Center is also one of the city's main venue for exhibitions, meetings, lessons, international workshops, seminars and laboratories.

The event is supported by Kyoto Club.
City Host Email
valeria.barbi@urbancenterbologna.it
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Venue
THE EVENT WILL START AT 12.00 PM ON THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2016 AND IT WILL END AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 2016.
The venue will be the Urban Center Bologna headquarter, which is located at the second and last floor of sala Borsa, a unique place in the whole Europe as it represents not only a Library but also a Covered Public Square. Biblioteca Salaborsa is the main public library in Bologna. In 2001, the central offices of the public library were moved into the Sala Borsa in the northern portions of the Palazzo d'Accursio, flanking the Piazza del Nettuno, which opens just north of the Piazza Maggiore. Going along the underground path located under the glass pavement of the Sala Borsa Library, it is possible to admire the ancient excavations, found during the restoration works of the so called “piazza coperta” (that is “covered square”).
Hundreds of years of city’s history: from the first settlements out of straw huts of the Villanovian culture to the Etruscan Felsina, to the Roman Bononia, founded in 189 b.C. The different layers of the excavations proves the transformations, which took place in Roman time, and the following degradation events: from structure collapses to the robbing of precious materials between the end of the V and the VII century a.C. The spoiling of the territory caused a relevant reduction of the buildings, up to their almost complete disappearance in the beginning of the high Medieval Ages. Each human action or natural event has left a particular and unique trace on this place, which is still visible in present time. That’s why the stratification in the Sala Borsa is a privileged occasion to discover the history of Bologna through an unusual narration of its past landscapes.
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Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy
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Title of Challenge
"Extreme events. Using the information system technologies to create informed communities of citizens"
Description of city challenge
Bologna is located in a vulnerable area and its major critical elements in relation to climate change have been highlighted by studies connected with the definition of the city’s climate profile: draught and water shortage, heat waves in the urban area, unconventional events and hydro-geological risk.

Hence, in the last years, the City of Bologna has been working to deal with the actual and future impacts of climate change through both mitigation and adaptation strategies. A package of integrated actions have been launched and adjusted in the light of the Sustainable Action Plan and the Local Adaptation Plan: energy efficiency projects; improvement of the sustainable mobility; drinking water saving and water treatment; collection and storage of rainwater; targeted use of plant species to improve the microclimate and reduce air pollution; pre-emptive insurance against risks; among others.

In order to boost the efforts of the City against climate change, our Climathon will ask the participants to develop an innovative methodology to create informed communities of citizens being able to deal with extreme events, as these are projected to increase in frequency and strenght, as reported in the last IPCC AR.

In creating a new methodology, the participants should taken into account the efforts already implemented by the City and give a key role to technology instruments, as in the last years they played their part in climate change and, if directed in the correct way, they can change the course we're on.

For example, in order prevent catastrophes, and to promptly respond to events, IT could play an active part as an instrument in the hands of informed citizens.

Hence, the challenge is NOT just to create a new mobile or web App but finding a way to merge the existing policy instruments with technology to create new methodologies and instruments whose main objective will be to promote local communities of informed citizens. Many reports show that adults own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, and most of them use their devices to access news. Data also indicate that youth are increasingly turning to mobile devices for access to their news of interest. Sooner or later, mobile devices will definitely replace newspapers as a source of information.
So, why not taking advantage of this trend, to transform our technological devices in instruments to be used to prevent and deal with extreme events?

In this sense, the Climathon request to:

keep the Bologna citizens connected with the local climate change profile of their city, (an added value would be the capacity to positively exploit their longlast knowldege of participatory processes);
merge the existing instruments and combine them with technology to create a new methodology that will be able to inform citizens on the Bologna vulnerability, the risk of extreme events, the way they could all work together to prevent and deal with climate change impacts and extreme events. If needed, this new methodology, should also be able to take its part as a first response instrument in case of catastrophes connected to climate change.

The approach requested is strongly trans-disciplinary, combining IT specialists, architects, urban planners, communicators, business actors, designers, among others. All the processes and the results must be connected to the open source movement.

More info on the City's commitment against climate change impacts, are available on the Urban Center Bologna notebook "Bologna Resilient City. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation", available of download at the following link:

http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/images/quaderni/PAES_LR.pdf
City Host Organization
The event is organised by Urban Center Bologna, in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality.

Urban Center Bologna (UCB - http://www.urbancenterbologna.it) is a leading organization born to boost the transformation of Bologna in a more livable, sustainable and resilient city. For the last eight years UCB has been committed in promoting and protecting Bologna’s environment, its economic vitality, its cultural vibrancy, and above all its environmental sustainability and social diversity. We work to protect the best of Bologna’s existing landscape, and we encourage the concrete transformation of our city in a resilient organism.
UCB is also a communication center where citizens can learn about the local policy initiatives, the projects implemented in the city, and the urban transformation of Bologna. The Center is also one of the city's main venue for exhibitions, meetings, lessons, international workshops, seminars and laboratories.

The event is supported by Kyoto Club.
City Host Email
valeria.barbi@urbancenterbologna.it
City Host Phone

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Venue
THE EVENT WILL START AT 12.00 PM ON THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2016 AND IT WILL END AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 2016.
The venue will be the Urban Center Bologna headquarter, which is located at the second and last floor of sala Borsa, a unique place in the whole Europe as it represents not only a Library but also a Covered Public Square. Biblioteca Salaborsa is the main public library in Bologna. In 2001, the central offices of the public library were moved into the Sala Borsa in the northern portions of the Palazzo d'Accursio, flanking the Piazza del Nettuno, which opens just north of the Piazza Maggiore. Going along the underground path located under the glass pavement of the Sala Borsa Library, it is possible to admire the ancient excavations, found during the restoration works of the so called “piazza coperta” (that is “covered square”).
Hundreds of years of city’s history: from the first settlements out of straw huts of the Villanovian culture to the Etruscan Felsina, to the Roman Bononia, founded in 189 b.C. The different layers of the excavations proves the transformations, which took place in Roman time, and the following degradation events: from structure collapses to the robbing of precious materials between the end of the V and the VII century a.C. The spoiling of the territory caused a relevant reduction of the buildings, up to their almost complete disappearance in the beginning of the high Medieval Ages. Each human action or natural event has left a particular and unique trace on this place, which is still visible in present time. That’s why the stratification in the Sala Borsa is a privileged occasion to discover the history of Bologna through an unusual narration of its past landscapes.
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Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy
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Title of Challenge
"Extreme events. Using the information system technologies to create informed communities of citizens"
Description of city challenge
Bologna is located in a vulnerable area and its major critical elements in relation to climate change have been highlighted by studies connected with the definition of the city’s climate profile: draught and water shortage, heat waves in the urban area, unconventional events and hydro-geological risk.

Hence, in the last years, the City of Bologna has been working to deal with the actual and future impacts of climate change through both mitigation and adaptation strategies. A package of integrated actions have been launched and adjusted in the light of the Sustainable Action Plan and the Local Adaptation Plan: energy efficiency projects; improvement of the sustainable mobility; drinking water saving and water treatment; collection and storage of rainwater; targeted use of plant species to improve the microclimate and reduce air pollution; pre-emptive insurance against risks; among others.

In order to boost the efforts of the City against climate change, our Climathon will ask the participants to develop an innovative methodology to create informed communities of citizens being able to deal with extreme events, as these are projected to increase in frequency and strenght, as reported in the last IPCC AR.

In creating a new methodology, the participants should taken into account the efforts already implemented by the City and give a key role to technology instruments, as in the last years they played their part in climate change and, if directed in the correct way, they can change the course we're on.

For example, in order prevent catastrophes, and to promptly respond to events, IT could play an active part as an instrument in the hands of informed citizens.

Hence, the challenge is NOT just to create a new mobile or web App but finding a way to merge the existing policy instruments with technology to create new methodologies and instruments whose main objective will be to promote local communities of informed citizens. Many reports show that adults own a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, and most of them use their devices to access news. Data also indicate that youth are increasingly turning to mobile devices for access to their news of interest. Sooner or later, mobile devices will definitely replace newspapers as a source of information.
So, why not taking advantage of this trend, to transform our technological devices in instruments to be used to prevent and deal with extreme events?

In this sense, the Climathon request to:

keep the Bologna citizens connected with the local climate change profile of their city, (an added value would be the capacity to positively exploit their longlast knowldege of participatory processes);
merge the existing instruments and combine them with technology to create a new methodology that will be able to inform citizens on the Bologna vulnerability, the risk of extreme events, the way they could all work together to prevent and deal with climate change impacts and extreme events. If needed, this new methodology, should also be able to take its part as a first response instrument in case of catastrophes connected to climate change.

The approach requested is strongly trans-disciplinary, combining IT specialists, architects, urban planners, communicators, business actors, designers, among others. All the processes and the results must be connected to the open source movement.

More info on the City's commitment against climate change impacts, are available on the Urban Center Bologna notebook "Bologna Resilient City. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation", available of download at the following link:

http://www.urbancenterbologna.it/images/quaderni/PAES_LR.pdf
City Host Organization
The event is organised by Urban Center Bologna, in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality.

Urban Center Bologna (UCB - http://www.urbancenterbologna.it) is a leading organization born to boost the transformation of Bologna in a more livable, sustainable and resilient city. For the last eight years UCB has been committed in promoting and protecting Bologna’s environment, its economic vitality, its cultural vibrancy, and above all its environmental sustainability and social diversity. We work to protect the best of Bologna’s existing landscape, and we encourage the concrete transformation of our city in a resilient organism.
UCB is also a communication center where citizens can learn about the local policy initiatives, the projects implemented in the city, and the urban transformation of Bologna. The Center is also one of the city's main venue for exhibitions, meetings, lessons, international workshops, seminars and laboratories.

The event is supported by Kyoto Club.
City Host Email
valeria.barbi@urbancenterbologna.it
City Host Phone

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Venue
THE EVENT WILL START AT 12.00 PM ON THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2016 AND IT WILL END AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 2016.
The venue will be the Urban Center Bologna headquarter, which is located at the second and last floor of sala Borsa, a unique place in the whole Europe as it represents not only a Library but also a Covered Public Square. Biblioteca Salaborsa is the main public library in Bologna. In 2001, the central offices of the public library were moved into the Sala Borsa in the northern portions of the Palazzo d'Accursio, flanking the Piazza del Nettuno, which opens just north of the Piazza Maggiore. Going along the underground path located under the glass pavement of the Sala Borsa Library, it is possible to admire the ancient excavations, found during the restoration works of the so called “piazza coperta” (that is “covered square”).
Hundreds of years of city’s history: from the first settlements out of straw huts of the Villanovian culture to the Etruscan Felsina, to the Roman Bononia, founded in 189 b.C. The different layers of the excavations proves the transformations, which took place in Roman time, and the following degradation events: from structure collapses to the robbing of precious materials between the end of the V and the VII century a.C. The spoiling of the territory caused a relevant reduction of the buildings, up to their almost complete disappearance in the beginning of the high Medieval Ages. Each human action or natural event has left a particular and unique trace on this place, which is still visible in present time. That’s why the stratification in the Sala Borsa is a privileged occasion to discover the history of Bologna through an unusual narration of its past landscapes.
Venue on map
Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy