First SoPoLab Session in Messina
Apart to address the main objective of the initiative that is trying to answer what the trust and attitude of public services in the use of disruptive technologies is, the key objectives in Messina are
1) fostering the use of ICT technologies in the Municipality Departments and
2) Creating a Forum of stakeholders experts at local (Municipality) and international (URBACT) level around urban mobility topics and URBANITE.
The idea is to incrementally involve more stakeholders and experts within the URBANITE SoPoLabs, that would serve as a meeting point and networking space for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum (both the physical sessions and the online platform).
The key outcomes of the meeting are mainly related to the participatory involvement of stakeholders in the SoPoLab activities related to the URBANITE project. People has shown interest and explicitly availability to actively collaborate.
The stakeholders identified some of their activities and project that could be supported by the tools developed in URBANITE, such as the definition of PUMS, in particular for improving the planning actions and for the participation of citizens in the decision activities, and for the management of the parking areas.
The PUMS drafting expires in April and the Municipality officers asked to make the Decidim platform available as soon as possible for sharing, discussing and finalizing proposals for the city mobility plan.
Agreed collaboration with the stakeholders involved in the URBACT project that has common goals of URBANITE in promoting technologies for urban mobility. Such stakeholders will be contacted to participate in the next SoPoLab meeting.
The session in Messina was held on the 29th of January 2021 at 10.00 a.m (EEST) and it last three hours. It was a virtual meeting carried out through Microsoft Teams videoconference service and 33 people attended.