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Smart cities and technologies: connected or disconnected citizens?

Matthew Crawford
2017 Field Actions Science Reports  
In this interview, Matthew Crawford gives details on this phenomenon that precedes Smart Cities but could be amplified by new technologies.  ...  In his book The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction, Matthew Crawford describes attention as a cultural problem of modern life.  ...  What we need to look at is the driving intention in the design and dissemination of technology in people's everyday life.  ... 
doaj:d16d2f60e6444eb4a5763ddeb3c37b3f fatcat:nlnhr7i5frbcpbdnov5newc7mm

Challenges for Connecting Citizens and Smart Cities: ICT, E-Governance and Blockchain

Thays A. Oliveira, Miquel Oliver, Helena Ramalhinho
2020 Sustainability  
This interaction has the potential of being boosted within the scope of smart and digital cities, especially by recent advances in blockchain technology.  ...  This work introduces insights about how smart cities' concepts and innovative technologies can help society to face daily challenges for improving citizens' awareness.  ...  In particular, Vitor N. Coelho and Igor M. Coelho for their valuable contributions and revisions. Finally, Maria Emília Junqueira for her professional English editing and revising over this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12072926 fatcat:ykpdoiseezgcjij6gryefpzl5u

Closing the loop — From citizen sensing to citizen actuation

David N. Crowley, Edward Curry, John G. Breslin
2013 2013 7th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST)  
Human-in-the-loop" sensing or citizen sensing as a method for collecting, analysing, and mining information about events is becoming more mainstream.  ...  Citizen sensors observe, report, and collect data -we propose by supporting these citizen sensors with methods to affect their surroundings we enable them to become citizen actuators.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The work presented in this paper is funded in part by Science Foundation Ireland under grant number SFI/08/CE/I1380 (Líon 2) and by an NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics scholarship  ... 
doi:10.1109/dest.2013.6611338 dblp:conf/dest/CrowleyCB13 fatcat:hhgfckmpxva4hfwyh25etqb63a

Are Smart-City Projects Citizen-Centered?

Sánchez-Teba, Bermúdez-González
2019 Social Sciences  
Smart cities have become a new urban model for thinking and designing cities in the connected society. It is time to ask ourselves what kind of city we want and need.  ...  This autoethnography reveals different contradictions found during the preparation of my doctoral thesis, which studied the citizens' perception of smart city policies in a city in southern Spain, in my  ...  Author Contributions: The authors contributed equally to the preparation of this paper. Funding: This research received no external funding.  ... 
doi:10.3390/socsci8110309 fatcat:xxq5mi7s4zagfdifcoaawj7rm4

Towards Ambient Assisted Cities and Citizens

D. Lopez-de-Ipina, B. Klein, S. Vanhecke, J. Perez-Velasco
2013 2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops  
The city is a challenging environment for anybody elderly or with disabilities.  ...  Concretely, it lays out the ICT basis over which an ecosystem of user-centric urban apps aiding citizens in their daily activities may be assembled.  ...  It is an app designed to help define requirements for more inclusive Smarter Cities.  ... 
doi:10.1109/waina.2013.203 dblp:conf/aina/Lopez-de-IpinaKVP13 fatcat:r2dj3s75qnepnjkos4zrowl4eu

Citizen Sensing: An Action-Orientated Framework for Citizen Science

Saskia Coulson, Mel Woods, Making Sense EU
2021 Frontiers in Communication  
The authors argue that whilst data collection and data awareness are crucial to the citizen sensing process, there are precursory and subsequent stages which are necessary to equip citizens to address  ...  Citizen Sensing, a correlative of Citizen Science, employs low-cost sensors to evidence local environmental issues and empowers citizens to use the data they collect.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Authors would like to thank all project partners, in particular Drew Hemment. They would also like to thank Raquel Ajates for her advice and guidance in the final stages of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomm.2021.629700 fatcat:ychp66osfzf6tcodqmnkrztc7u

MobilitApp: Analysing mobility data of citizens in the metropolitan area of Barcelona [article]

Silvia Puglisi, Angel Torres Moreira, Gerard Marrugat Torregrosa, Monica Aguilar Igartua, Jordi Forné
2016 arXiv   pre-print
MobilitApp is a platform designed to provide smart mobility services in urban areas. It is designed to help citizens and transport authorities alike.  ...  The information obtained is processed and analysed to understand the mobility patterns of our users in the city of Barcelona, Spain.  ...  This work is supported by the Spanish Government through project INRISCO (INcident monitoRing In Smart COmmunities. QoS and Privacy, TEC2014-54335-C4-1-R).  ... 
arXiv:1605.06536v1 fatcat:vi7po5psa5gkppf4uejyy7pqd4

From Users to Citizens

Marcus Foth, Martin Tomitsch, Christine Satchell, M. Hank Haeusler
2015 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15  
and top-down-only vision of the smart city and consider alternative approaches that focus on the "smart citizens" (Foth & Brynskov, 2016, in press; Foth, Brynskov, & Ojala, 2016; Foth, Hudson-Smith,  ...  , personal devices; broadband connectivity; open data; urban interfaces; and, cloud computing.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2838739.2838769 dblp:conf/ozchi/FothTSH15 fatcat:feizodthezellidop7qll435bm

A Cloud-Based Architecture for Citizen Services in Smart Cities

Zaheer Khan, Saad Liaquat Kiani
2012 2012 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing  
In this regard, we present a Cloud-based architecture for context-aware citizen services for smart cities and walkthrough it using a hypothetical case study.  ...  With continuous increase in urban population, the need to plan and implement smart cities based solutions for better urban governance is becoming more evident.  ...  However, the absence of a common and standardised platform for collection, storage and utilisation of such data for collection, storage, analysis and dissemination of such data severely curtails the prospects  ... 
doi:10.1109/ucc.2012.43 dblp:conf/ucc/KhanK12 fatcat:hod5tbhifvdurmlehpn3wvji2e

Removing Barriers for Citizen Participation to Urban Innovation [chapter]

Annika Wolff, Daniel Gooch, Jose Cavero, Umar Rashid, Gerd Kortuem
2018 The Hackable City  
In this chapter, we describe how a smart city project in Milton Keynes, UK, is supporting multiple stages of citizen innovation, from ideation to citizen-led smart city projects.  ...  The potential of open data as a resource for driving citizen-led urban innovation relies not only on a suitable technical infrastructure but also on the skills and knowledge of the citizens themselves.  ...  they have to shape the cities they live in.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3_8 fatcat:w6up7ubvpzdn5emh5dqpigpomy

Citizen Science and Citizen Energy Communities: A Systematic Review and Potential Alliances for SDGs

Daniel Wuebben, Juan Romero-Luis, Manuel Gertrudix
2020 Sustainability  
Cities and Communities, 13: Climate Action, and 17: Partnerships for the Goals.  ...  Our searches for "citizen science" and "energy" produced limited results and "citizen science" and "energy communities" produced zero.  ...  For example, Bruce Baer Arnold outlines the challenge that citizen scientists face when attempting to collect, analyze, integrate, and disseminate environmental data from public and private sources.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su122310096 fatcat:5z2y3obn6fauzfihl2lml2l5da

Cities in Citizens' Hands

Leonel Morgado, Rui Rodrigues, António Coelho, Olga Magano, Tânia Calçada, Paula Trigueiros Cunha, Cynthia Echave, Olga Kordas, Sara Sama, Jennifer Oliver, Jim Ang, Farzin Deravi (+2 others)
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
Thus, it aims to facilitate new levels of empowerment of users in the use of digital systems and data.  ...  Our approach is based on leveraging the rich diversity of meaning associated with cultural gestures, traditions, folklore, and rituals, and using them in augmented reality systems, in order for citizens  ...  This work is financed by the FCT -Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) within project UID/EEA/50014/2013.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.09.288 fatcat:vba63aeucvfl5av5dk3p5i52sm

Citizen Sensing for Improved Urban Environmental Monitoring

Qijun Jiang, Frank Kresin, Arnold K. Bregt, Lammert Kooistra, Emma Pareschi, Edith van Putten, Hester Volten, Joost Wesseling
2016 Journal of Sensors  
With the emergence and rapid development of sensor technologies, citizens potentially have more powerful tools to collect data and generate information to understand their living environment.  ...  The paper focuses on a case study of Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab using NO2sensors for air quality monitoring.  ...  Acknowledgments The valuable support of Huib  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/5656245 fatcat:jtpekfo67nbc5a2ui2frhtwwxi

Large scale regional citizen surveys report (D1.4)

Anastasia Panori, Thomas Bakratsas, Dimitrios Chapizanis, Efthymios Altsitsiadis, Christian Hauschildt
2022 Zenodo  
Approximately 2.000 citizens per region were interviewed, and the outcomes from the analysis resulted in the identification of challenges in each region associated with: (i) citizens and societal engagement  ...  in designing open and inclusive territorial R&I ecosystems; (ii) the factors associated with openness and inclusiveness in Regional Dilemma; and (iii) what are the (unstructured) weak societal signals  ...  stakeholder group in the three different areas of smart cities, smart transport and smart energy.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5918426 fatcat:bivs5x2xi5aafg4i2mhxox3cvu

Deconstructing citizen science – Analysis of communication about, from and within citizen science

Susanne Hecker, Monika Taddicken, Aletta Bonn
2020 Zenodo  
This paper-based thesis asks the question: What is the understanding and relevance of citizen science and how can we capture the concept of science communication in citizen science?  ...  Science communication and citizen science span far more than conventional uni-directional communication between science and society - as conceptualised in the so called deficit model.  ...  citizens to collect local data and to participate in the BirdLife Hungary network; prizes given for best data provider, best photo provider, etc.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4439688 fatcat:p46lip5vsjctxaixybt46jinni
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