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Making the city smart from the grassroots up: The sustainable food networks of Bristol

Matthew Reed, Daniel Keech
2017 City, Culture and Society  
Smart cities are known for their top-down focus on technology.  ...  It suggests that as platforms of food provision, such on-line food networks offer a counter-point to top-down smart city development predicated on high-tech infrastructure.  ...  is directed at the development of the Smart City, although on the ground results are yet to be realised.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2017.07.001 fatcat:f6yudklcu5bx3dhpna7oebvil4

«SMART CITIES» OF THE DEBT CRISIS: GRASSROOTS CREATIVITY IN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE

LILA LEONTIDOU
2015 Greek Review of Social Research  
This is a popular, grassroots, Smart City that we are seeking here.  ...  .This creativity has inspired us to include the grassroots into the Smart City concept.  ... 
doi:10.12681/grsr.8626 fatcat:zxqkbfg6mfc2xiuq3gvjvfkir4

Initiatives towards a participatory smart city. The role of digital grassroots innovations

Alejandra Boni, Aurora López-Fogués, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor, Gynna Millan, Sergio Belda-Miquel
2019 Journal of Global Ethics  
Initiatives towards a participatory smart city. The role of digital grassroots innovations. Journal of Global Ethics. 15(2):168-182.  ...  We define them as Digital Grassroots Innovations (DGIs) and argue that they are redefining the role of citizens in the construction of a participatory smart city.  ...  around the concept of smart city.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17449626.2019.1636115 fatcat:ndmcdsdbuvgqtm5gtcr4d3ag5e

Barcelona's grassroots-led urban experimentation: Deciphering the 'data commons' policy scheme

Igor Calzada, Esteve Almirall
2019 Zenodo  
Smart city policy approaches have been gradually transitioning in parallel with data policy regulations.  ...  This is the case for Barcelona, which has been executing its policy framework called 'data commons' with the goal of further grassroots-led urban experimentations.  ...  ES/M010996/1"; the European Commission under the Grant "H2020-SCC-01-2015-691735-REPLICATE"; and the RSA under grant "Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2604618 fatcat:hzvdc2vexrao3c6skdl5dbbylq

(Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers? The Case Study of Barcelona

Igor Calzada
2018 Sustainability  
This paper examines how the city of Barcelona is marking a transition from the conventional, hegemonic smart city approach to a new paradigm—the experimental city.  ...  European city authorities claim that (smart) citizens are as important to a successful smart city program as data and technology are, and that those citizens must be convinced of the benefits and security  ...  smart citizens than smart cities . . .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10093252 fatcat:podk5fuobfhrzepkoplrput5nu

Corporate and Grassroot Frugal Innovation: A Comparison of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies

Liza Wohlfart, Mark Bünger, Claus Lang-Koetz, Frank Wagner
2016 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Can a city be an example of frugal innovation?  ...  Case study 3: Siemens SMART line (healthcare sector) Siemens started its SMART (Simple, Maintenancefriendly, Affordable, Reliable, and Timely-to-market) line to explore new growth options (Fraunhofer  ... 
doi:10.22215/timreview/977 fatcat:f23aksofqjbt5kq33bnamzvnhe

Corporate and Grassroot Frugal Innovation: A Comparison of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies

Liza Wohlfart, Mark Bünger, Claus Lang-Koetz, Frank Wagner
2016 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Can a city be an example of frugal innovation?  ...  Case study 3: Siemens SMART line (healthcare sector) Siemens started its SMART (Simple, Maintenancefriendly, Affordable, Reliable, and Timely-to-market) line to explore new growth options (Fraunhofer  ... 
doi:10.22215/timreview977 fatcat:gh6mubf56nhljdinnedgrjtmtm

Smart risks: How small grants are helping to solve some of the world's biggest problems

Susan Appe, Binghamton University
2017 Gobernar The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance  
The book is organized around the idea of "smart risks," that is, the investment of comparatively small amounts of money to grassroots, local civil society and community-based efforts.  ...  The book is organized around five 'smart risks': (1) investing in local expertise; (2) being non-prescriptive and flexible, with a long-term outlook; (3) looking to the grassroots for innovation; (4) rethinking  ... 
doi:10.22191/gobernar/vol1/iss1/8 fatcat:6kkeqgscgzejzh57pxntj26uni

Campuses as Living & Lived-in Laboratories for Smart City Development

Volker Hartkopf
2016 Software Engineering  
MetroLab is a recentlylaunched network of more than 20 city-university partnerships focused on "smart cities" with the mission is to bring together university researchers with city decision-makers to research  ...  Carnegie Mellon University, for example, has undertaken four major initiatives with significance to the smart and sustainable cities objectives.  ...  cities.  ... 
dblp:conf/se/Hartkopf16 fatcat:xl7w5onuajfllmav5654erqheu

Reclaiming the Smart City: Toward a New Right to the City [chapter]

Maša Galič, Marc Schuilenburg
2020 Handbook of Smart Cities  
(b) Grassroots Initiatives and Communing Lefebvre (2014 Lefebvre ( [1989 , p. 205) pointed out that the city needs to fully embracein fact, set as a "key priority"commons and other grassroots urban initiatives  ...  Reclaiming the Smart City: Toward a New Right to the City  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-15145-4_59-1 fatcat:wpaea2umnvasdnte5jldypeb7q

Undone Science and Smart Cities: Civil Society Perspectives on Risk and Emerging Technologies [chapter]

David J. Hess
2021 Knowledge and the Economy  
AbstractThis study contributes to the analysis of civil society and knowledge by examining mobilizations by civil society organizations and grassroots networks in opposition to wireless smart meters in  ...  Three types of mobilizations are reviewed: grassroots anti-smart-meter networks, privacy organizations, and organizations that advocate for reduced exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields.  ...  Undone Science and Smart Cities: Civil Society Perspectives on Risk and Emerging… Undone Science and Smart Cities: Civil Society Perspectives on Risk and Emerging… Undone Science and Smart Cities  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-71147-4_4 fatcat:x4dwywpeyjhhtm5ogrnvvkh55e

Smart City Readiness in South African Municipalities: A Qualitative Study

Prince Chukwuneme Enwereji, Dominique Uwizeyimana
2022 Holistica  
This study investigated the meaning of a smart city concept, the limitations of municipal role players to adopt the smart city, and the recommendations to facilitate the adoption of a smart city concept  ...  Findings from the study depict that a smart city concept entails a city that enables communication using advanced technology, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things  ...  The study discovered that the concept of a smart city has emerged to resolve municipal problems such as delivering equitable services to the grassroots level.  ... 
doi:10.2478/hjbpa-2022-0006 fatcat:zz4gwak6gfccxeofzcz7yahuju

The social innovation–(re)politicisation nexus: Unlocking the political in actually existing smart city campaigns? The case of SmartCity Cologne, Germany

Stephen Leitheiser, Alexander Follmann
2019 Urban Studies  
Beyond critiquing the powerful discourse of The Smart City, the social innovation–(re)politicisation nexus (SIRN) spells out a framework for contesting and co-producing radically transformative smart city  ...  As a prominent and performative discourse, The Smart City has the potential to shape urban futures.  ...  existing smart city initiatives.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0042098019869820 fatcat:p32cvmkefbgehfd2lfnbkuxqf4

Unpacking the Smart City Through the Lens of the Right to the City: A Taxonomy as a Way Forward in Participatory City-Making [chapter]

Irina Anastasiu
2018 The Hackable City  
The exploration of the smart city through Lefebvre's lens enables the reconceptualisation of the emerging notion of participatory city-making as a translation of the right to the city into practice.  ...  , top-down and corporatedriven smart cities are ill-equipped to deliver their promised civic, economic and political benefits.  ...  smart city (de Lange 2015) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3_13 fatcat:sxrbys6qwfglfaz4kup2ok6bcm

The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility, and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities

Carolyn Cartier, Manuel Castells, Jack Linchuan Qiu
2005 Studies in comparative international development  
Disengaged from institutions of agricultural and industrial production, the information have-less make use of such inexpensive ICT services as Internet cafés, prepaid phone cards, and Little Smart mobile  ...  In this paper, we conduct a preliminary assessment of ICT usage in key city-regions in China and consider the consequences of translocal network formations for evolving information inequality in China.  ...  Little Smart is also city-specific, i.e., it cannot operate outside the city of registration, which eliminates roaming charges.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02686292 fatcat:57v67yksz5b4djsbosonznyp3i
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