Finding Places presented at Edge of Government

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The Finding Places project was presented in February 2019 at the Edge of Government conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Team members from both HafenCity University and from the MIT Media Lab attended to present the project to international leaders and innovators.

About Finding Places:

Finding Places is an HCI system for public participation and decision-making that was used to allocate refugee accommodations in the City of Hamburg, Germany in 2016. CityScope, a rapid prototyping platform for urban planning and decision-making, offered a technical solution complemented by a workshop process to facilitate effective interaction of multiple participants and stakeholder groups. As a result, the community was able to use the platform to find locations to house thousands of refugees throughout the city. Learn more about the project here:

About the OECD:

"The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems." Finding Places was submitted to the OECD open call for projects, and it was selected as Innovation Case Study by their Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI), and presented at Edge of Government.  

Learn about Finding Places in the OPSI submission:

About Edge of Government:

Edge of Government is an annual summit which focuses on innovation and governance with the goal to find  "counter-intuitive solve the most pressing public challenges of our time."

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