KIWI – an interactive tool for communities
How can smart technologies help communities contribute to a more sustainable urban environment?
Our KIWI app and website is a dedicated tool to reduce the negative impacts of pollution and noise in cities and empower communities to create their own environment. How is this done? Residents of a block or street can register on the platform, democratically propose ideas and make decisions that are relevant to the whole community, and then the smart signs help to implement these decisions by organising traffic or reorganising the block’s public spaces.
The KIWI platform was tested in the summer of 2021 in Užupis, Vilnius. During the platform’s testing period, the Paupio street section saw a significant reduction in car traffic and a safer pedestrian experience. Now we are looking to extend the platform to other cities.
- Client: Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA), Vilnius City Municipality
- Product: A concept and testing of an interactive tool-app with residents of Užupis
- Year: 2021
- Project website: kivigatve.lt
- Team: Tadas Jonauskis, Audinga Andruškevičiūtė, Vytautas Taujanskas, Rūta Vitkutė, Justina Muliuolytė
- Photos: Norbert Tukaj
Next project: Skaistakalnis park