Two new research projects on Smart Cities

Our research group acquired funding for two projects in the NWO programme ‘Smart Culture – Creative Cities’ – a joint programme by NWO Social Sciences and Humanities and Top Sector Creative Industry:

BRIdging Data in the built Environment (BRIDE)

Dr. M. Nagenborg (UT), Prof.dr.ir. P.P.C.C. Verbeek (UT), Prof. dr. G.W. Kortuem (TUD), Prof. dr. mr. ir. N. Doorn (TUD) and Dr.ir. N. Meratnia (UT)

In the BRIDE-project, a team of philosophers, designers and computer scientists investigates how a 3D bridge can enhance citizens’ experience of “cityness”. The bridge, which is equipped with sensors, can respond to citizens’ interaction with the bridge. This will allow for the creation of new forms of smart urban space. Consortiumpartners: MX3D, Foundation for Responsible Robotics and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities

Prof.dr.ir. M.C. van der Voort (UT), Dr. M.L. de Lange (UU) and Prof.dr.ir. P.P. C.C. Verbeek (UT)

As Amersfoort Municipality is building a new Internet of Things infrastructure, this consortium of public-private partners wants to develop a government-citizen-academic-industry collaboration platform that allows a wide range of stakeholders in a series of co-design sessions to discuss ethical, juridical, and social controversies, and foster broader support. Consortiumpartners: Gemeente Amersfoort, Marxman Advocaten, Aerovision, Kennislab voor Urbanisme and Design Innovation Groep

For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2018/01/four-new-research-projects-into-transformations-of-cities-and-urbanity-in-relation-to-the-creative-industry.html

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