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1 ECN 98 Mapping CNs initiatives around European Union Fiorella De Cindio University of Milano, Italy A.I.Re.C. - Lombardia Barcelona, July 9, 1998.

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1 1 ECN 98 Mapping CNs initiatives around European Union Fiorella De Cindio University of Milano, Italy A.I.Re.C. - Lombardia Barcelona, July 9, 1998

2 2 CNs in Italy A comprehensive and reliable picture does not exist Telecities, Digital Cities, Community Networks (Reti Civiche), Servizio Telematico Pubblico, City Web

3 3 A survey by Censis, Assinform, RUR Digital Cities in Italy, Report 1997 More Local PA active on the Internet in Sicilia than in Lombardia As many Digital Cities in Calabria as in Lombardia CNs in Italy

4 4 Question:actors involved by promoters of on-line services and their role > 50% ISP and computer industry 92.1%citizens are not involved Question:actors whose role is considered crucial for the development of local on-line services 7.3%citizens CNs in Italy

5 5 Disregarding pure City Webs CNs conceived as a public service provided to the city, with poor attention to interactivity (Censis) Modena, Siena: - certification - payments - access to public acts and public databases CNs in Italy: a qualitative picture through paradigmatic cases

6 6 Disregarding pure City Webs CNs as a common field to enhance communication and cooperation among the various components of the local community: citizens, no profit associations, private sector, Public Administration. Milano and Lombardia CNs in Italy: a qualitative picture through paradigmatic cases

7 7 Disregarding pure City Webs Between the two Bologna: - citizens can submit questions/proposal - discussion of projects in newsgroups CNs in Italy: a qualitative picture through paradigmatic cases

8 8 Disregarding pure City Webs The City of Torino enphasis on the City Hall Intranet to redesign the PA and as a precondition to provide good on-line services to the outside (professionals) CNs in Italy: a qualitative picture through paradigmatic cases

9 9 Different polices to promote access to the Internet Bolognafull Internet for free to all the citizens Jan 98: a una tantum tax Milanojust for free to everybody Modena, Sienapublic poste (libraries) Torino, Cremona, Mantova: free access to the City Intranet; full Internet with strong limitations (e.g. late evening) CNs in Italy: a qualitative picture through paradigmatic cases

10 10 The Lombardia approach (A.I.Re.C.) An integration of City Web On line services Active citizens participation Les maisons font la ville, mais les citoyens font la cité Rousseau, Du Contrat social Les maisons font la ville, mais les citoyens font la cité

11 11 There are differences promoters different problems of sustenability and survival technologies (standard Web Site - pure BBS) Share a vision CNs in Lombardia Municipalities/Local PA Universities, Citizens Associations

12 12 CNs in AIREC: the vision 1 The Community as a resource for itself The CNs as a resource for the community to sustain, enhance and support with a public (civic) network (rete pubblica) the redesign of the res pubblica through the involvment of all the community in a new kind of citizenship/democracy

13 13 CN as a virtual town: the vision 2 That: interleaves the real town supports it to communicate and cooperate extends it offering new spaces for debating enhances it through better on-line services opens it to the future

14 14 CNs in AIREC: the vision 3 CNs need the support of the PA but even more the creativity of citizens which cannot be conceived as users which cannot be conceived as clients but that are owner of sovereignity


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