Seminar on Participatory Practices in Smart Urban Development - An (un)happy marriage between planning, ICTs, data and co-creation?

10 november 2017 11:30 t/m 13:45 - Locatie: Berlage 2 - Door: Webredactie OTB

This seminar aims to provide more insight in urban planning processes which attempt to integrate new (open) data, situation awareness, co-creation and transformative social design through making smart use of ICTs, particularly in the form of digital support systems. Early-career researchers from four different faculties will present their research in this domain.

About the seminar

In the wake of the optimistic discourse on smart cities, urban planners are struggling to accommodate increasing demands for collaboration between various actors and using the opportunities offered through integration of (open) data, ICT-based platforms and other knowledge production systems.In a context of budget cuts, welfare state retrenchment and other policy reforms, governments attempt to involve citizens and other private actors in planning activities and decision-making to achieve a greater understanding of their needs and knowledge, build a broader consensus and regain public trust. Citizens increasingly demand democratic practices to be engaged in public decision-making, claiming a strong potential for co-creation of places and services. Practices and settings differ, ranging from participatory city planning, data integration efforts, management of common-pool resources, crowdsourcing, and new governance settings which might ultimately allow for a transition towards more sustainable and inclusive citizen-government relationships and urban planning outcomes.

Within this framework, ICTs have come to play an important role as a potential facilitator and enabler of such efforts and practices.

This seminar aims to provide more insight in urban planning processes which attempt to integrate new (open) data, situation awareness, co-creation and transformative social design through making smart use of ICTs, particularly in the form of digital support systems. Early-career researchers from four different faculties will present their research in this domain.

About the speakers

This seminar is organised in the context of a meeting between:

  • the EU-funded JPI Urban Europe project SmartGov (Advanced Decision Support Systems for Smart Governance) at TU Delft,
  • the NWO-funded project Participatory City Making (TU Delft), and
  • the project Urbs-Data (Data integration and knowledge co-creation for smart urban development), which is based at the University of Aalto, Finland.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr. Reinout Kleinhans, Associate Professor of Urban Regeneration at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, and PI of the SmartGov project.

Time schedule

(lunch is included)

11.30–11.45

Opening words

Dr. Reinout Kleinhans (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment - TU Delft) and Dr. Aija Staffans (Aalto University)

11.45–12.00

Analysing the invisible planning process - supporting the generation of situation awareness in urban planning ecosystems

Susa Eräranta (PhD student - Aalto University)

12.00–12.15

Online community management of the urban commons: how to choose the optimal platform?

Arthur Feinberg (PhD Student, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management - TU Delft)

12.15–12.25

Questions and discussion

12.25–12.40

Revisioning planning processes - improvement of city planning processes by means of formalization

Otso Helenius (PhD student - Aalto University)

12.40–12.55  

Open-Source urbanism: the urban commons meets open source

Sergei Zhilin (PhD Student, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Faculty - TU Delft)

12.55–13.05

Questions and discussion

13.05–13.20

Shaping spaces for interaction for sustainability transitions

Dr. Emma Puerari, Dr. Jotte de Koning and Dr. Ingrid Mulder

(Faculty of Industrial Design, TU Delft)

13.20–13.35

Digital participatory platforms for co-production in urban development

Dr. Enzo Falco (Post-doc Fellow - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft)

13.35–13.45

Questions, discussion and closing words

 

Please reply to the OTB Secretary (secretariaat-OTB@tudelft.nl) before Wednesday 8 November 9:00 if you want to participate in the colloquium. Replies are necessary for the catering.

Looking forward to your attendance and a fruitful discussion.

Enzo Falco and Reinout Kleinhans