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Towards evaluation design for smart city development

Caird, Sally P. and Hallett, Stephen H. (2019). Towards evaluation design for smart city development. Journal of Urban Design, 24(2) pp. 188–209.

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Smart city developments integrate digital, human, and physical systems in the built environment. With growing urbanization and widespread developments, identifying suitable evaluation methodologies is important. Case-study research across five UK cities - Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Peterborough - revealed that city evaluation approaches were principally project-focused with city-level evaluation plans at early stages. Key challenges centred on selecting suitable evaluation methodologies to evidence urban value and outcomes, addressing city authority requirements. Recommendations for evaluation design draw on urban studies and measurement frameworks, capitalizing on big data opportunities and developing appropriate, valid, credible integrative approaches across projects, programmes and city-level developments.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISSN: 1469-9664
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
The Open University (OU) Smart CitiesNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: smart city developments; smart city measurement; smart city evaluation; urban indicators; evaluation design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 55043
Depositing User: Sally Caird
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 00:35
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