Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data-Rich City

  • Chiara Certomà
  • Mark Dyer
  • Lorena Pocatilu
  • Francesco Rizzi

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Emergence of Collaborative Urbanism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dick Gleeson, Mark Dyer
      Pages 3-18
    3. Mark Dyer, Dick Gleeson, Thomas Grey
      Pages 19-30
    4. Thomas Grey, Mark Dyer, Dick Gleeson
      Pages 31-54
  3. Concepts and Perspective on Citizen-Centric Urban Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Chiara Certomà, Francesco Rizzi
      Pages 57-77
    3. Anita Milakovic, Nevena Novakovic
      Pages 79-90
  4. Tools and Case Studies Promoting Citizens’ Perspective on Urban Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Damjan Marušić, Barbara Goličnik Marušić
      Pages 125-142
    3. Filomena Pietrapertosa, Roberta Chiarini, Paola Clerici Maestosi, Claudia Meloni, Carmelina Cosmi, Monica Salvia
      Pages 143-157
    4. Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Alfonso Bahillo Martínez, Fernando J. Álvarez, Ina Šuklje Erjavec, Marluci Menezes, Montserrat Pallares-Barbera
      Pages 177-193
    5. Lorena Pocatilu Bătăgan, Daniela-Luminita Constantin, Liliana Mihaela Moga
      Pages 195-208
  5. Chiara Certomà, Mark Dyer, Lorena Pocatilu, Francesco Rizzi
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book analyzes the ongoing transformation in the “smart city” paradigm and explores the possibilities that technological innovations offer for the effective involvement of ordinary citizens in collective knowledge production and decision-making processes within the context of urban planning and management. To so, it pursues an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from a range of experts including city managers, public policy makers, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, and researchers. The first two parts of the book focus on the generation and use of data by citizens, with or without institutional support, and the professional management of data in city governance, highlighting the social connectivity and livability aspects essential to vibrant and healthy urban environments. In turn, the third part presents inspiring case studies that illustrate how data-driven solutions can empower people and improve urban environments, including enhanced sustainability. The book will appeal to all those who are interested in the required transformation in the planning, management, and operations of data-rich cities and the ways in which such cities can employ the latest technologies to use data efficiently, promoting data access, data sharing, and interoperability.


Collaborative Planning Smart Cities Intelligent Systems Big Data Urban Planning Urban Governance Open Government Data Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Chiara Certomà
    • 1
  • Mark Dyer
    • 2
  • Lorena Pocatilu
    • 3
  • Francesco Rizzi
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Law, Politics and Development & Institute of managementScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and EngineeringUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  3. 3.Economic Informatics and Cybernetics DepartmentBucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Institute of ManagementScuola Superiore Sant'AnnaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47903-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47904-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-259X
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2603
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