Smart City Regensburg?

New ideas for politics, administration and civil society in digitization

At the end of the last term of office the city council of Regensburg decided on a Smart City framework strategy. It is about future joy and the readiness to innovate, e-government and related services for citizens, the digital competence of city administrations and civil society, about security, a developed data culture and the protection against the misuse of personal data. The framework strategy is not very specific. It can be read as a mandate to the new city council elected in 2020 and the new first mayor, Getrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer, to fill the Smart City of Regensburg with life.

The 7th edition of #digit-R – Consequences of the Digital World would like to make a contribution by feeding ideas into the discussion. On the basis of various topics, the participants of the event are invited to take part in the discussion, to describe their experiences and to contribute ideas.

Speakers:

  • Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer, First Mayor of the City of Regensburg:
    Born in Upper Franconia (Oberfranken), Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer graduated from high school in Regensburg and studied Pre- and Protohistory as well as Classical Archeology. For many years she worked as an archaeologist until the SPD politician was elected 2nd mayor of the City of Regensburg in 2014. Since Joachim Wolbergs’ provisional suspension on January 27, 2017, Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer has been in charge of the mayor’s affairs according to the rules of representation provided for in the bavarian municipal code. In the local elections 2020, she was elected first mayor in the runoff election on March 29. Since 1995 she has been an active member of the SPD, focusing on women’s, social and integration policy, but also on school, cultural and environmental policy as well as urban planning. The equal participation of everyone in city life is her central concern. Especially the dialogue with citizens is important to her. Since 2008 she has been the deputy parliamentary group leader and spokeswoman for the parliamentary group in the social affairs committee, member of the planning committee, the school committee and the culture committee in the city council of Regensburg.
  • Kristina Lemmer, Research Associate/PhD student at the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Siegen:
    Kristina Lemmer works as a research assistant at the chair of Business Informatics and at the research project “Humanly Shaping the Future” at the University of Siegen. After completing her master’s degree in Controlling and Risk Management, she is now doing her doctorate in the subject area “Strategies of digital transformation” with a specialization on the use of information technologies in private and professional contexts, as well as the development of digitization strategies. Kristina Lemmer is the coordinator of the research project “Digitization Strategies for Municipalities” and of the “Joint Initiative Digitization Siegen-Wittgenstein”
  • Tina Lorenz, Member of the Chaos Computer Club & Project manager for digital development at the State Theatre of Augsburg:
    Born in Berlin, Tina Lorenz grew up in the Chaos Computer Club around the turn of the millennium, but then she studied Theater Studies and American Literary History in Vienna and Munich. After a brief stop at the United Nations Environment Program in Bonn, she wrote her master’s thesis at the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, on the concepts of localization in victorian and early silent film pornography in 2011 as a DAAD scholarship holder. Since then she has been at first a lecturer in Theater History at the Academy for Performing Arts in Bavaria, later a dramatic adviser at the Regional Theatre of Upper Palatinate (Landestheater Oberpfalz) and finally a consultant for digital communication at the State Theater in Nuremberg (Staatstheater Nürnberg). In the legislative period 2014-2020, she was also a member of the city council of Regensburg and, among other things, member of the culture committee. She is a founding member of the hackspaces metalab Vienna and Binary Kitchen Regensburg and sits on the selection committee of the Dortmund Academy for Theater and Digitality. At www.diycity.de she blogs on the subject of Smart City and art in public space. Since September 2020 she has been project manager for digital development at the State Theater Augsburg (Staatstheater Augsburg).
  • Cindy Schäfer, Research Associate/PhD student at the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Siegen:
    Cindy Schäfer works as a research assistant at the chair of Business Informatics and at the research project “Humanly Shaping the Future” at the University of Siegen. After studying Industrial Engineering (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) with specialization on electrical power engineering at RWTH Aachen University, she is now doing her doctorate in the subject area “Transformation strategies for cities and regions” with a focus on mobility behavior and its options, as well as the environmental aspects that lead to an increase in quality of life.

Monday 2020-10-12, 07:00 pm, hybrid workshop format (Live event in Degginger + digital on the internet)

More information about participation: https://www.digit-r.de/

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