The City of Nuremberg is bringing its citizens to the table to help develop its digital strategy in a scheme that has seen great participation across the board in an online survey, kick-off event and an open forum.
My Digital Nuremberg started with an online poll that saw 400 citizens rank their priorities for the digital future of the city. Mobility took the top spot with 61% of respondents ranking it in first place, followed closely by Data, Infrastructure and Local Services with 57% of respondents giving it high priority.
Energy and environment, education, and innovation and research rounded up the top 5 priority topics for citizens. The results were then carried into a kick-off event on 11 April, which welcomed 114 participants from society, science, industry and politics to discuss the priority topics further.
With the results of the survey and the kick-off event merged, citizens were again invited to have their say online by commenting on the contributions thus far or adding ideas and suggestions of their own in an open forum that run from the 17 April to 17 May.
As a participant in the Digital Cities Challenge, the scheme by Nuremberg is a great example of the citizen engagement that the European Commission programme was set up to foster around digital transformation of cities.
The contributions from My Digital Nuremberg are now set to act as a basis for discussion and development of the digital strategy at city level when they are presented to the City Council later this year, with the final umbrella strategy expected by early 2020.
You can follow the development of the Digital Nuremberg strategy online at onlinebeteiligung.nuernberg.de