Smart city participation: Dream or Reality? A comparison of participatory strategies from hamburg, Berlin & Enschede

Ton A.M. Spil*, Robin Effing, Jaron Kwast

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Abstract

Urbanization is forcing local government to revisit their way of communicating with citizens. By using Information Technology, cities can become smarter, more livable and more sustainable. The purpose of this study is to identify critical success factors for local government regarding smart city strategy and participation. The literature study consists of concepts such as smart city, participation and digital strategy. The qualitative study shows that the city of Hamburg defined a digital vision while the other two cities lacked setting such strategies. Bottom-up planning was their primary approach for smart city activities. Regarding the topic of participation we recognize that Hamburg can be recognized as a best practice example. Although the participatory practices were still in its infancy, they showed promising results. Remarkably, all three cities stress the importance of collaboration of different types of stakeholders. The quadruple helix structure ensures effective participation of citizens, companies, universities and government.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation, and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publication16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages122-134
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-68557-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-68556-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017: Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability - Delhi, India
Duration: 21 Nov 201723 Nov 2017
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10595
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017
Abbreviated title13E 2017
CountryIndia
CityDelhi
Period21/11/1723/11/17

Keywords

  • Digital strategy
  • Intelligent city
  • Participatory governance
  • Smart cities
  • Urban planning

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