Sociable Smart Cities: Rethinking Our Future through Co-creative Partnerships

  • Ingrid Mulder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)


The challenges of tomorrow’s society demand new ways of innovation – a shift in thinking, doing and organising. It requires releasing existing paradigms, changing perspectives and doing things differently. In the current work, we envision a sociable smart city that enables transforming society into a more participative domain where participatory innovation takes place. A city that combines best a two worlds; on the one hand, a social city that is people-centred, values active citizenship and embraces community-driven innovation, and, on the other, a smart city that welcomes the possibility of Future Internet and related technology-driven innovations, such as Open Data, Internet of Things and Living Labs offer. The biggest challenges cities face is not the technology, but having an open mindset and a participatory attitude to rethink our future is far more challenging.


Co-creative partnerships empowerment open mindset participatory citizenship social change transformation design transforming society 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Mulder
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  1. 1.Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied SciencesRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ID-Studiolab, Faculty of Industrial Design EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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