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Reimagining the role of citizens in Smart City projects

Gooch, Daniel; Wolff, Annika; Kortuem, Gerd and Brown, Rebecca (2015). Reimagining the role of citizens in Smart City projects. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ACM, New York, pp. 1587–1594.

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The technological focus of many Smart City projects relies on top-down innovations, ignoring the role that citizens can play in improving their local communities. In this paper we outline our approach to supporting citizens in playing an active role in urban innovation, from the crowdsourcing of initial ideas through to facilitating citizen involvement in the realization of community projects. This extends previous work in the field by exploring how to go beyond identifying issues and ideas to securing a commitment from citizens to assisting a project intended to address an identified issue.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-3575-6, 978-1-4503-3575-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
MK:SMART, an integrated innovation and training programme leveraging large-scale city data to drive economic growth (Q-13-037-EM)H04HEFCE
Extra Information: Ubicomp/ISWC'15 Adjunct Proceedings.
Keywords: citizen innovation; public engagement; smart cities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 43770
Depositing User: Daniel Gooch
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 09:01
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 13:07
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