This book presents a selection of the best contribution to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015 and was edited by Michiel de Lange and Martijn de Waal. It combines a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers.
In his new article, Dr Igor Calzada discusses the role of citizens and their relationship with data in the smart city paradigm. Through a closer look on the case of Barcelona, he argues that there is a growing consideration of citizens as decision-makers rather than data providers. The article is entitled “(Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers? The Case Study of Barcelona” and it is open access.
Martijn de Waal and Marloes Dignum have recently published an article entitled “The citizen in the smart city. How the smart city could transform citizenship” in the journal of it – Information Technology. The article explores the relation between smart cities and citizenship through the introduction of an heuristic sheme that includes (1) the Control Room, (2) the Creative City and (3) the Smart Citizens.