On November 6, 2020, the Körber-Stiftung and Code for Germany, a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, jointly hosted the fourth Forum Offene Stadt conference - this time as a digital event.
Around 430 technology enthusiasts from public administration, politics, civil society, business and science followed the keynote, panel discussions and book presentation in the live stream. This year, the conference focused on the question of how the city of the future can be shaped in a participatory, digital and sustainable way. In the context of current challenges such as the corona and climate crisis, the focus was particularly on the participation of citizens, the needs and hurdles faced by city administrations in implementing Open Data and Open Government, and the resilience of cities to crises.
On the international panel, Bianca Wylie (Open Data Institute Toronto), Aik van Eemeren, (Head of Public Tech of the City of Amsterdam) and Martin Brynskov (Professor at the University of Aarhus and Chairman of the global initiative Open & Agile Smart Cities) discussed effective best practice examples of Open Government.