Report

European Smart Citizens as Decision Makers Rather Than Data Providers

Published 1 November 2016 / By Michael Keith & Igor Calzada

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Introduction

On November 14th 2016 the Urban Transformations programme, funded by the ESRC, kicked off the first knowledge exchange activity[1] by bringing together academics and practitioners in the research/policy field of urban transformations from all over Europe. This workshop was the first of a series entitled Bridging European Urban Transformations that has been established in partnership between the Urban Transformations programme led by the University of Oxford at COMPAS and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), particularly with the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies. In this post-Brexit era, commitment and willingness to cooperate seems more important than ever before. Therefore, the workshop series, which runs from November 2016 to October 2017, emphasises the value of connections between institutions and key players in the field of urban transformations in the UK and in the rest of Europe. [1] http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/event/bridging-european-urban-transformations/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unplugging-data-in-smart-city-regions-tickets-26793797971#