Smart Cities Week is a global platform for cities to collaborate and discover and a forum for city officials to preview the new technologies that will soon be impacting their city and their citizens.
Smart City PDX Open Data Coordinator Hector Dominguez will present on Open Procurement and Contracting for the Smart City from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1.
Local governments often struggle to publish comprehensive, consistent, open data on public procurement. However, doing so can open governments' doors to residents and give the public a say in how public dollars are spent. As smart cities enter into new partnerships or contracts, officials need to understand how transparency, collaboration, and community engagement can help ensure that new programs work for residents. In this session, civil society and city government officials will share the strategies they've used to make procurement open and responsive to residents' needs.
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