Urban Digg Infra prestudy - digital infrastructure for smart cities

Reference number 2018-04496
Funding from Vinnova SEK 925 325
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

Through a viable consortium of actors, take inventory on the city´s infrastructure of today and together investigate the road ahead; a wide look over its technology, economy, environmental and societal aspects.

Expected results and effects

We expect the formation plans and guidelines for the IT infrastructure serving an urban population to emerge from a list of assorted challenges; the main strive to obtain an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable environment; its technology, planning, legislation, policy, environmental, business, energy, ethics, and the digital divide. Who owns it? Who produces what service, and for whom? Who is responsible if it breaks down? What are reasonable demands on it now and in the future? How do we secure the infrastructure in the future, what assets are worth protecting?

Planned approach and implementation

By gathering actors from various parts of the ecosystem, in workshops in a Think-Do tank format, we will address these challenges and form conclusions. "Think" implies creating high-quality, evidence-based research, and where Do is about dialogue, experimentation and trials of concepts, aimed to create input in staged yet health life-like conditions for the next iteration of thoughts.

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