Social Smart City: Introducing Digital and Social Strategies for Participatory Governance in Smart Cities

Robin Effing, Bert P. Groot

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Abstract

Cities increasingly face challenges regarding participatory governance in order to become a “smart city”. The world’s best cities to live in are not the ones with the most advanced technological layers but cities that create an atmosphere where citizens, companies and government together build a vital and sustainable city. This study compares various definitions of smart cities and integrates current insights from the field of e-participation. Five best-practice examples from over the world illustrate the various ways participation can be developed from various leadership perspectives. A new conceptual framework, the Social Smart City framework, is derived from both e-participation theory and these best-practice examples. The framework comprises of a set of digital strategies for participatory governance in smart cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Government
Subtitle of host publication15th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2016, Guimarães, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsHans Jochen Scholl, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Bram Klievink, Ida Lindgren, Peter Parycek, Efthimios Tambouris, Maria A. Wimmer, Tomasz Janowski, Delfina Sa Soares
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages241-252
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44420-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016
Event15th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2016 - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20168 Sep 2016
Conference number: 15

Publication series

Name
PublisherSpringer
Volume9820
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2016
Abbreviated titleEGOV
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period5/09/168/09/16

Keywords

  • METIS-320862
  • IR-103014

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    Effing, R., & Groot, B. P. (2016). Social Smart City: Introducing Digital and Social Strategies for Participatory Governance in Smart Cities. In H. J. Scholl, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, B. Klievink, I. Lindgren, P. Parycek, E. Tambouris, M. A. Wimmer, T. Janowski, ... D. Sa Soares (Eds.), Electronic Government: 15th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2016, Guimarães, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 241-252). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44421-5_19