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FEATURED PANEL: Smart Cities: Politics, Policy and Governance. Sponsored by IPSA

Governance
Local Government
Political Participation
Internet
Political Engagement
Technology
P130
Karen Mossberger
Arizona State University
Pertti Ahonen
University of Helsinki
Karen Mossberger
Arizona State University
Open Section

Saturday 09:00 - 10:40 (09/09/2017)

Building: Eilert Sundts hus Floor: 1 Room: ES AUD7

Abstract

The idea of “smart cities” has spread globally, though it encompasses a wide range of applications. At its most basic, a smart city initiative is one that employs information and communication technologies to address urban needs. The European Commission defines smart cities as improving “urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions” (http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/). Operationally, smart city solutions have addressed a variety of policy areas, but there is an underlying theme that the use of technology makes possible new forms of governance that are more participatory, open, collaborative, accountable, networked, and efficient. How do we understand the politics, policy, and governance of the use of technology in cities – to what extent are these technologies transforming politics and governance, and what are the consequences for local democracy and effective governing?

Title Details
Measuring Political Online Participation and its Consequences for Local Governments and its Citizens View Paper Details
Does the Smartness of Cities Matter? View Paper Details
Crowd Sourced Monitoring in Smart Cities in the UK and China View Paper Details
Good Governance for creating Public Value in Smart Cities View Paper Details