Centre for Urban Policy Studies and Public Participation GIS research group The University of Manchester Jenni Viitanen and Richard Kingston firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. What Horizon 2020 theme (s) fits your living lab?.
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Centre for Urban Policy Studies and Public Participation GIS research groupThe University of ManchesterJenni Viitanen and Richard Kingstonjenni.firstname.lastname@example.org@manchester.ac.uk
What Horizon 2020 theme(s) fits your living lab? Societal challenges: energy efficiency, climate change and smart cities: We have developed online map-based (GIS) systems in the field of climate change adaptation, housing, smart engagement, and energy efficiency
What is your living lab allabout? …track record of research: • SMARTiPEU Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) Future Internet enabled services in Smart Cities • Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS) is a €3m project funded by the INTERREG IVC programme • Energy Innovation Fund and UK transmission industry collaboration “TellUs”
The toolkit transformed energy distribution network and asset data into geographically representative digital maps allowing the user to identify capacity constraints on the network; propose solutions to capacity limitations; add and remove site characteristics and contextual data to the map; analyse impacts and costs of planned additions
Our pitch: two strands of research The smart city is a data-driven city • Smart City Energy Map (technology) • The governance of data driven cities (social science) • Ref: Viitanen and Kingston (forthcoming) Smart Cities and green growth – outsourcing democratic and environmental resilience to the global technology sector, Environment and Planning A
Smart City Energy Map • Aim: to undertake a feasibility study and produce a technical platform using live data combining energy with other relevant city data • High level objective 'ICT for energy efficient neighbourhoods' (Horizon 2020) • Holistic view of neighbourhood and community energy use assessed alongside other spatially referenced data, e.g. built environment, socio-economic attributes and the weather • Step forward in moving from individual 'smart meter' displays or building level information towards a more holistic model of energy management at the neighbourhood scale • Starts with a feasibility study to work with cities (or LLs) to assess and transform available data, explore the policy dimensions and drivers for the energy map and its functionality • The outputs are 1) feasibility and concept design (year 1), 2) technical platform development and testing (year 2 and 3)
Governance • Aim: to create a framework of understanding how the material infrastructures of ‘data driven cities’ are reorganising governance • Create an analytical framework of how and with what capabilities do different actors in the data driven city co-create outcomes • Conduct city case studies of 3 or 4 (tbc) cities • Analyse the results of the case studies to produce a European framework for understanding the actual and potential of governance models in a data-driven cities • Make recommendations for European research and policy (Horizon 2020)
Potential partners • We are looking to develop and lead both bids (but would join as partners if there is consortium building already in either area) • Potential European partners, ideal research interests and expertise in: • Technical development in web-enabled data services/ energy/ urban data platforms/ sustainability (Smart City Energy Map) • Urban governance and data/ public participation/ policy process (Data-driven cities)
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