Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research

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The Netherlands has pioneered the use of open data by public authorities, driven by a desire to exploit existing local government information and data to help solve other kinds of policy problem, to improve transparency of decision-making and to stimulate data commercialisation. But recently emphasis has shifted from improving transparency to improving municipality service delivery and policy development. In this chapter we question whether open data can improve regional decision-making. Drawing on a case study of a region in the east of the Netherlands, we identify potential opportunities for, and barriers to, using open data in delivering smart social cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
EditorsNicola Francesco Dotti
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter14
Pages193–205
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78643-364-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78643-363-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018

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NameNew Horizons in Regional Science series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

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Benneworth, P., Bakker, I., & Velderman, W-J. (2018). Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research. In N. F. Dotti (Ed.), Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions: From Research to Practice (pp. 193–205). (New Horizons in Regional Science series). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786433640.00026
Benneworth, Paul ; Bakker, Inge ; Velderman, Willem-Jan . / Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research. Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions: From Research to Practice. editor / Nicola Francesco Dotti. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018. pp. 193–205 (New Horizons in Regional Science series).
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Benneworth, P, Bakker, I & Velderman, W-J 2018, Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research. in NF Dotti (ed.), Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions: From Research to Practice. New Horizons in Regional Science series, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., pp. 193–205. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786433640.00026

Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research. / Benneworth, Paul; Bakker, Inge; Velderman, Willem-Jan .

Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions: From Research to Practice. ed. / Nicola Francesco Dotti. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018. p. 193–205 (New Horizons in Regional Science series).

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Benneworth P, Bakker I, Velderman W-J. Beyond big data, the open data revolution for research. In Dotti NF, editor, Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions: From Research to Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2018. p. 193–205. (New Horizons in Regional Science series). https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786433640.00026