Smart Cities: Innovative eGovernance systems for government and citizens´ participation.
|Coordinator||SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB - SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB, Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 442 000|
|Project duration||May 2014 - January 2015|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2014 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The long term goal of the project is to contribute to the development of open, transparent and living cities that * utilize modern technology for effective data collection and communication * are open and communicative towards stake holders and across jurisdictional boundaries * include citizens, corporate and civil society in the development process * have citizens trust in policy and engage in the development of the city During phase one of the project we have made considerable progress towards these goals and will continue through phase two.
Results and expected effects
We have reached the expected goals thanks to strong commitment from the project partners, participating cities, citizens and civil society. The strong commitment from participating citizens (the Norrby district), interest groups and public officials indicate that progress had been made towards the expected goal. Dialogs and discussions arising between the various stake holders indicate that new insights have been made. A stronger consortium and gained knowledge is yet another outcome.
Approach and implementation
The project groups cross disciplinary approach, the establishment of a theoretical framework for e-Governance and the involvement of end users has yielded many creative ideas but also revealed some critical deficiencies in the cities internal organisations and routines. The workshops, interviews, prototype evaluations, seminars and the Hackathon for sustainable urban development have provided valuable insights concerning the concrete challenges, needs and potential solutions. The approach has turned out very well.