FAPESP-ESRC-NWO Joint Call Sustainable Urban Development. Smart Governance of Sustainable Cities (SmartGov)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Stirling
Department Name: Management, Work and Organisation

Abstract

The SmartGov research project assesses the value of ICTs for engaging citizens in the governance of sustainable cities. The societal objective is to present the acquired insights in the form of a research-based knowledge system for government officials, which can be utilised to enhance sustainable urban goverance and service delivery. This knowledge is in dire need, since the alignment of ICTs and strategies for urban governance is a key challenge for cities: new technologies such as social media and open data promise 'smart governance' - if/when the technologies are integrated in strategies for citizen participation. Examples are abound: the City of Amsterdam uses Citizen Toolkits to engage citizens in environmental monitoring, the Greater London Authority uses open data to stimulate sustainability initiatives and Porto Alegre gathers information from residents to stimulate a dialogue about urban development. These new technologies are 'in vogue' but little is known about their effectiveness - and the drawbacks - in different organizational, institutional and political contexts. To assess the effectiveness, the research incorporates three main empirical research case studies which form a comparative analyses of smart governance in infrastructure, economy and poverty in Utrecht, Curitiba and Glasgow. The project elicits the mechanisms of smart governance, identifies the conditions that matter and assesses its contributions to (economic, democratic, social and environmental) sustainability. A novel theoretical perspective at the interface of e-governance and urban governance studies is developed to realize this aim and innovative research methods such as virtual ethnography are used. This project is carried out in close collaboration with officials from the Cities of Utrecht, Curitiba and Glasgow to ensure its value for policy-makers, practitioners and citizens.

The term 'Smart governance' refers to the use of new technologies, such as social media, the Internet, open data, citizen sensors, and 'serious' gaming, to strengthen the collaboration between citizens and urban governments (Hoon Lee, Phaal & Lee, 2013). In this research 'smart governance' is defined as aligning technological potential with urban governance strategies to form a consistent socio-technical approach to tackling urban problems (cf. Meijer & Thaens, 2010). The promise of smart governance is to create collaborative innovations for sustainable urban development.

Planned Impact

The project has direct impact with practitioners and policy-makers involved in the development of Smart Cities. Ito also engages citizens/service users directly.

The research will be conducted in close collaboration with local governments in the three cities through the following established contacts:
Drs. H. Sakkers Head of department of public affairs, city marketing, international and subsidy affairs,City of Utrecht
Ms C P.R.M. Miranda,Secretary of Information and Technology, Municipality of Curitiba
Ms Clare Holland, Public Relations Officer, Future City Glasgow, City of Glasgow

The aim of this research is to help government officials:
- Identify the situations in which smart governance has a chance of success
- Develop context-sensitive smart governance approaches for the selected situations

The direct beneficiaries of the research are local governments in Utrecht, Curitiba and Glasgow and other stakeholders in these cities (interest groups, media). The local government officials have frequent contacts with local research coordinators and virtual meetings with the research teams. Citizens of these cities will be involved in the project through a virtual citizen summit.

The impact will be broader as government officials from other cities will be engaged through the interactive internet platform and a final conference. Findings from the project will be communicated through the website and practitioners will be actively informed and invited to provide input and feedback to the research findings through the website. In addition, the project will contribute to the professional education of public managers since knowledge will be shared in (under)graduate courses in the Netherlands, Brazil and the UK, e.g. through teaching cases.

The research project will result in a research-based knowledge system for engaging citizens with ICTs to enhance urban sustainability. This system will focus on content-specific mechanisms by presenting insights in the form of contextual practices that provide interesting insights (i.e. rich cases). The guidelines, considerations and cases will be presented in the form of a knowledge system - possibly a wiki - to ensure easy use and to facilitate adding new knowledge, insights and practices to this 'living' knowledge system. The wiki will be maintained by the community of researchers and smart governance professionals that is formed in this research project.

Communication and dissemination (beyond academia)
Valorisation through local partners. The Cities of Utrecht, Curitiba and Glasgow are directly involved in the research project and they are informed directly about findings.
- Coproduction of knowledge. The local partners will actively participate in the design of the knowledge system (WP4): this coproduction of this knowledge system strengthens knowledge utilization
- Virtual conferences. The project consists of annual virtual conferences between the researchers and local administrators to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences

Dissemination to other practitioners, public communication and dialogue (beyond academia)
- Interactive Internet Platform. This platform is set up to present the findings of the research project and to facilitate discussions about the findings and their implications.
- A newsletter will 'push' the content of the website to practitioners and citizens
- National conferences. The results of the research will be communicated to other cities through a national conference in each country
- Virtual citizen summit. In May 2019, a virtual citizen summit will engage citizens in the 3 cities
- Knowledge system. The research project will result in a knowledge system that provides access to insights, examples, contextual guidelines and considerations about smart governance. The system will be maintained by the community of smart governance professionals and researchers involved in the project

Publications


10 25 50
 
Description To date, the core findings from the SmartGov research relate to the completion of desk-based literature reviews. These findings will form the basis of publications in 2017-2020. Key finding relating to the empirical research will be delivered in years 3 and 4 of the project.
Exploitation Route The findings from this project will be useful for academic and practitioners working in related areas.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice
URL http://smartgov-project.com
 
Description The research has facilitated a closer working relationship between academics and practitioners involved in the project - shared knowledge and learning, and co-design of project research strategy, between Glasgow City Council practitioners and SmartGov research project academics. This has gone beyond the immediate interests of the project and encompasses knowledge sharing more generally. There have been discussions about collaborating in further national and international research projects.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services
 
Description Surveillance Camera Commissioner (WW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact WW has been appointed as a member of the Strategy Group for the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's Nation Strategy, which will be launched in march 2017 and will govern the use of surveillance cameras, including in Smart City environments across the UK.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/surveillance-camera-commissioner
 
Title Case Study Protocol 
Description Design of a case study protocol designed to guide selection and implementation of the SmartGov case studies. Involves academic and practitioner input. The objective of the case study protocol is to present a document which can be used in all of the cases for the SmartGov project in the UK, Brazil and the Netherlands whilst at the same time allowing for subtleties in local and national contexts. The protocol derives from the SmartGov literature review and is designed to guide the empirical case study research. The aim of each case study should be: • To collect research data that can be used for an international cross case comparison. The aim of this format is to ensure the comparability of the various case studies. This will be challenging since the cases may be quite different in scope, timing, scale, etc. Agreement on key issues will help to realise a certain level of comparability that is needed for a systematic case comparison, whilst at the same time allowing for subtleties in local and national contexts. • To highlight the specific dynamics of that case. Highlighting the specific dynamics of the case is important since each case will provide insights in the value of certain approaches. Certain cases, for example, provide insights in the dynamics of citizen-initiated initiatives while others focus on government initiatives. This means that this case study format will need to be adapted for each case study. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The case study protocol has be used to select a number of case study initiatives in the three countries. Semi-structured interviews start in 2016. Innovative practices combining new technology and citizen participation. The intention here is to research and understand more about the application and use of innovative technologies and practices. • Variation in governance approaches. We want to explore how different smart governance approaches work out. For this reason, we will explore diverse cases that vary in governance approach such as government versus citizen-initiated approaches. • Variation in contextual conditions. In addition, we want to explore a variation in context. This variation comes from selection of cases in the three different countries and also in different policy domains. Other impacts/outcomes: Contribution to citizen engagement Inclusion of new citizens in other forms of citizen engagement Effects on other or future forms of citizen engagement Gap between governments and citizens Contributions to organizational learning Contributions to social cohesion Contributions to stronger democracy Other perceived benefits (if any) Adverse effects 
URL http://smartgov-project.com
 
Title SmartGov Analytical Framework (2016) 
Description Following on from the literature reviews the SmartGov researchers have constructed a framework of analysis, to guide the empirical research and make academic and conceptual advances. Further literature has also been collected, including 'grey matter' relating to the development of smart cities, especially in relation to the three case study cities and countries. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The primary impact is to shape empirical research in SmartGov. 
 
Title SmartGov literature review (2015-7) 
Description International comparative literature review for Smart Cities, with a focus on participation and citizen engagement. Designed by research team and to be used in compataive empirical research. Will create database of relevant materials. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Shapes empirical research. Theory building. Academic dissemination. 
 
Title SmartGov literature review template 
Description A comparative template for collecting and reviewing academic materials relating to the SmartGov topic area. Developed in conjunction with project partners. Development is currently ongoing. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The literature review framework will guide the empirical work to be conducted during the project. 
 
Description Academic Development 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RIPPED (Researchers into Policy, Place and Educational Disavantage), research groups for young and early career scholars. Participation by CL.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in meetings. Discussion of research and development of research skills.
Impact Attendance at meetings. Networking. Shared knowledge. Academic development
Start Year 2015
 
Description Advisory Board 
Organisation Scottish Cities Alliance
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Insight into the project. Part of SmartGov Advisory Board. Other partners include University of Edinburgh. Advisory Board membership comprises of one practitioner expert and one academic in each of the three participating countries.
Collaborator Contribution Practitioner advice and consultation. Independent peer review and feedback. Participation in research meetings.
Impact First SmartGov Annual Report, completed December 2016. Favourable comments received from Advisory Board members in all three countries in relation to the research activities undertaken and academic progress being made.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SmartGov academic partner 
Organisation Getulio Vargas Foundation
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The three universities are the core academic partners in the SmartGov project. Research design and implementation shared between partners. In year one the focus was on the completion of literature reviews and establishing links with practitioner partners, as well as establishing an Advisory Board and website. Also, undertaking a historical overview of 'Smart' developments in the three cities. In year two the academic focus has moved to designing a case study protocol and undertaking empirical research.
Collaborator Contribution Equal contribution to all aspects of the project
Impact Formal project partners in Netherlands and Brazil
Start Year 2015
 
Description SmartGov academic partner 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The three universities are the core academic partners in the SmartGov project. Research design and implementation shared between partners. In year one the focus was on the completion of literature reviews and establishing links with practitioner partners, as well as establishing an Advisory Board and website. Also, undertaking a historical overview of 'Smart' developments in the three cities. In year two the academic focus has moved to designing a case study protocol and undertaking empirical research.
Collaborator Contribution Equal contribution to all aspects of the project
Impact Formal project partners in Netherlands and Brazil
Start Year 2015
 
Title SmartGov research project Data Management Plan. 
Description A Data Management Plan was completed in September 2016 by the University of Stirling project team members and was then shared with the other two partners (Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil) to discuss and agree respective responsibilities for how information will be secured, managed and curated, shared, re-used, and common responses to issues of consent and anonymisation, copyright and intellectual property. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact The SmartGov research project Data Management Plan was created by the University of Stirling research team using DMPOnline software, and is being used as a model of good practice for (1) the SmartGov research project partners, and (2) other research projects at the University of Stirling, overseen by the Libraries and Information Services staff. The SmartGov Data Management Plan is fully compliant with all of the ESRC data management requirements.
 
Title SmartGov research project Ethical Review submission. 
Description An Ethical Review submission was approved by the University of Stirling, Stirling Management School, Research Ethics Committee on 9 September 2016. This will regulate how the research project will be conducted in relation to the research design, research methods, and the roles and responsibilities of the research team. As a good practice guide, the submission document has been shared with the other SmartGov project partners at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact The notable impact has been primarily in the area of sharing best practice with the other SmartGov research project partners. Ethical review processes are different in the Netherlands and Brazil compared to the requirements of higher education institutions in the United Kingdom relating to the conduct of empirical research. However, the project partners were keen to view how this subject had been approached by the University of Stirling, and they are considering their response to the issues raised. The second expected impact is in the design of a bespoke protocol which will be implemented in the event that personal information is inadvertently accessed. This protocol will ensure that an immediate stop will take place to any research involving a particular dataset or database which contains personal information, and that no further research will take place, or any findings, outcomes or publications will be generated from the particular database or dataset until such time as the data owner and the SmartGov Prinicpal Investigator are satisfied that the information contained therein has been anonymised to their satisfaction.
 
Description 'People Make Glasgow Smart' Conference, Glasgow (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Cities Glasgow Final Conference. SmartGov netwroking and dissemination. 20 January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Attendance at conference: 'Get the most out of your data - a workshop for local authorities'. (DR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in related workshop. 12 November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at conference: 'Wellbeing and learning for a better life: Reflecting across cultures and contexts' (CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Conference at Urban Big Data Centre. Opportunity for networking. 3 November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at inaugural meeting of Research Group: RIPPED (Researchers into Policy, Place and Educational Disavantage) (CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Link to related research group at Glasgow University. CL attends meetings. Shared interests around Big Data. 14 December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at launch of 'Smart Cities Scotland' (WW/CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of Smart Cities plan for Scotland. An opportunity for early dissemination about the SmartGov project. 5 October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand. 'Big Data: Issues for Public Policy and Public Services', 7 September, 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international audience from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), at a workshop, Wellington, New Zealand, on the theme: 'Big Data: Issues for Public Policy and Public Services', 7 September, 2016. Followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BSRIA Annual Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote presentation to BRSIA Annual Briefing: 'Smart Data; Silver lining or Black Cloud'. 13 November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bsria.co.uk/
 
Description Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) Workshop, University of Stirling, 24 February 2017. Being Digital: Digital technologies and citizen-centred approaches to participation, surveillance and privacy (WW/CL). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Six presentations were delivered at the Workshop on different aspects and models of digitally-enhanced citizen participation and co-production, and implications for governance. There was a discussion after each presentation, followed by plenary session. Two of the presentations were delivered by SmartGov researchers (from the Netherlands: Utrecht University, and from the United Kingdom: University of Stirling). (WW/CL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.crisp-surveillance.com/event/82/being-digital-digital-technologies-and-citizen-centred-ap...
 
Description Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), Doctoral Training School, visit by twenty international PhD students to the Glasgow City Observatory, run by the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde, and used in the analysis of city big data to help inform policy-makers and practitioners, 22 June 2016 (WW/CL). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of Stirling Doctoral Training School: organised visit through the SmartGov research project by twenty international PhD students to the Glasgow City Observatory, run by the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde, used in the analysis of city big data on, for example, statistics and trends relating to health, crime, housing etc. to help inform policy-makers and practitioners, 22 June 2016, followed by question and answer session. (WW/DR/CL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.crisp-surveillance.com/event/46/third-crisp-doctoral-training-school
 
Description Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of Stirling, Doctoral Training School, visit by twenty international PhD students to the Glasgow Operations Centre, to witness state of the art integrated Smart technologies for assisting the delivery of services for local authority, Police and other agencies, 22 June 2016 (WW/DR/CL). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of Stirling Doctoral Training School: organised visit through the SmartGov research project by twenty international PhD students to the Glasgow Operations Centre, to witness state of the art integrated Smart technologies for assisting the delivery of services and prompt responses to societal issues, for local authority, Police and other agencies, 22 June 2016, followed by question and answer session. (WW/CL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.crisp-surveillance.com/event/46/third-crisp-doctoral-training-school
 
Description Meeting with Director and Research Fellow of Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Director and Research Fellow of Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow to present details of the Smartgov project, and to discuss arrangements for accessing Big Data datasets in relation to Glasgow city. 12 January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with National Health Service: Greater Glasgow and Clyde (WW/CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with National Health Service: Greater Glasgow and Clyde, to discuss methods/databases used for spatial/demographic/health analysis of Glasgow city. 11 January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with South Lanarkshire Council to present the SmartGov project and to discuss Open Data, Big Data Data datasets (CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss preactical concerns with Smart Cities and Big Data. 14 December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Zealand Police National Headquarters, Wellington. Seminar Presentation: 'Managing Information Flows in an Era of Big Data', 14 September, 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov project to an audience of New Zealand Police professionals, with particular emphasis on managing information flows in an era of big data. Presentation was followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Colloquium: 'Leading Change in Public Services', 13 May 2016. (DR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to a Colloquium held at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: 'Leading Change in Public Services', 13 May 2016. (DR)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://iancelliott.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/call-for-abstracts-final.pdf
 
Description Queens University, Kingston, Canada. Conference, Big Data Surveillance: 'Key Issues in Big Data Surveillance Studies', 12-14 May 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international conference: Queens University, Kingston, Canada. Conference - Big Data Surveillance: 'Key Issues in Big Data Surveillance Studies', 12-14 May 2016. (WW)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sscqueens.org/resources/key-issues-in-big-data-surveillance
 
Description SmartGov Annual Research Conference, Utrecht University, 13-16 June 2016 (WW/DR/CL). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The SmartGov Annual Research Conference, took place at Utrecht University from 13-16 June 2016. SmartGov project partners attended from: the University of Stirling (UK); Utrecht University (the Netherlands), and Fundacao Getulio Vargas, (Sao Paolo, Brazil), including a municipality representative from Curitiba (case study city). Each of the partners delivered presentations on (1) the results of the collective approach adopted by the three research teams to undertaking a systematic literature review; (2) proposals for undertaking detailed case study analyses of individual projects involving citizens using ICTs to engage in Smart sustainable governance, and (3) proposals for future collaborative and comparative research, which will see the exchange of Junior Researchers attached to the project to each of the partner institutions and case study cities. Various site visits were organised within the city of Utrecht to experience projects involving citizen-led engagement in Smart sustainable governance. Organised visits to the municipalities of Rotterdam and Utrecht involved presentations from the municipality officials on their approaches to and challenges with delivering the Smart city agenda. WW delivered a presentation on 'big data' to the municipality of Utrecht.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://smartgov-project.com/
 
Description SmartGov Project meetings (via Skype) (WW/DR/CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SmartGov Project Meetings. Monthly via Skype. Involves research teams in Scotland, Netherlands and Brazil.
- 19 October 2015
- 30 November 2015
- 18 January 2016
- 22 February 2016
- 4 April 2016
- 23 May 2016
- 15 November 2016
- 19 December 2016
- 23 January 2017
- 20 February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description SmartGov Virtual Conference, 10 March 2016, involving the three SmartGov project partners and affiliated practitioner partners, at which a socio-demographic overview of each of the three case study cities was presented, including an historical outlook on developments of smart governance. Also discussed new technologies, citizen co-production, citizen participation, and sustainability. (WW/DR/CL). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The SmartGov Virtual Conference held on 10 March 2016, involved a four-way video-conferencing event, participating in which were the three SmartGov project partners, affiliated practitioner partners including the municipality of Curitiba, Brazil. A socio-demographic overview of each of the three case study cities was presented, including an historical outlook on developments of smart governance. Also discussed were new technologies, citizen co-production, citizen participation, and sustainability. This was a particularly useful event for practitioners to share experiences, and for Advisory Board members to learn more about the project: one member of the University of Stirling, SmartGov project Advisory Board, participated in the Virtual Conference. (WW/DR/CL).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://smartgov-project.com
 
Description University of Glasgow, PASCAL Conference, Learning Cities 2040: Global, Local, Connected, Sustainable, Healthy and Resilient: 'SmartGov, Smart Governance of Sustainable Cities', 3-5 June 2016. (CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international conference held at the University of Glasgow: PASCAL Conference, Learning Cities 2040: Global, Local, Connected, Sustainable, Healthy and Resilient, 3-5 June 2016. (CL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://conference2016.pascalobservatory.org/
 
Description University of Stirling, Public Services and Governance Research Group: 'Digital citizenship and digital co-production', 27 April 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov project to the University of Stirling, Public Services and Governance Research Group: 'Digital citizenship and digital co-production', 27 April 2016. (WW)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stir.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/researchgroups/publicservicesandgovernance/
 
Description University of Stirling, Stirling Management School, Annual Research Conference: Presentation of SmartGov project. (WW/CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of project at research Conference. Includes debate about project. 7 December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Stirling, Stirling Management School, Annual Research Conference: Presentation of SmartGov project. (WW/CL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of SmartGov project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Victoria University of Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand. eGovernment Evolutions: 'Managing Information Flows in an Era of Smart Cities and Big Data', 13 September, 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international audience, on the theme 'Managing Information Flows in an Era of Smart Cities and Big Data'. Followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.victoria.ac.nz/vbs/about/archived-events/2016-archived/egovernment-evolutions
 
Description Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dean's Lunch Seminar Presentation: 'Delivering the Big Data Revolution: Leadership and Governance Issues', 8 September, 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international audience, focusing on the theme: delivering the big data revolution: leadership and governance issues. Followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sog/about/news/governance-of-citizens-data-reaches-critical-point
 
Description Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Msc Public Policy Workshop. 'Big Data: Issues for Public Policy and Public Services', 31 August 2016 (WW). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Msc Public Policy Workshop- 'Big Data: Issues for Public Policy and Public Services', 31 August 2016, followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2016
 
Description Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. eGovernment Evolutions: 'Managing Information Flows in an Era of Smart Cities and Big Data', 2 September 2016. (WW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and dissemination of the SmartGov research project to an international audience at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: eGovernment Evolutions - 'Managing Information Flows in an Era of Smart Cities and Big Data', followed by question and answer session, 2 September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.victoria.ac.nz/events/2016/09/big-data-and-smart-cities