Despite the structural lacks and the negative outcomes observed through the analysis of statistical indicators about smartness, especially when compared with the national scale results, the Metropolitan City of Palermo seems to be interested by an increasing growth of awareness of the Smart City theme. Even if it is currently lacking a governance framework coordinating the mosaic of initiatives that are being done in several fields of the smartness, the need and the will to go towards the development of a smarter city are now activating and calling to action both institutions - such us the University, local government agencies and research institutes - and associations, that are able to focus the debate on the promotion of more sustainable lifestyles, by paying particular attention to the themes of mobility, environment and energy. An emerging issue is the need for policies and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life, by strengthening social cohesion, helping society’s most vulnerable, fighting housing, social and cultural problems and lacks. The building of a really Smart City has to be done first taking into account equity and social sustainability of the interventions. In recent years, moved by these needs, the city of Palermo has seen the birth of an active citizenry, and technological innovation - such as ICTs and social networks - becomes a useful facilitating tool when it supports and is coupled with social innovation.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Città Metropolitane e Smart Governance. Iniziative di successo e nodi critici verso la Smart City|
|Numero di pagine||34|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
Oliva, J. S. (2016). Palermo: ricerca scientifica e sostenibilità per la social innovation. In Città Metropolitane e Smart Governance. Iniziative di successo e nodi critici verso la Smart City (pagg. 331-364)