On Monday 10 December, at an event in Milton Keynes, the ESRC-funded smart city project launched its toolkit for avoiding excluding people from smart city projects.
More and more cities are going smart, using digital data to improve their performance. But it's increasingly obvious that smart activities aren't effective unless they involve the people who live and work in the smart city. The engagingsmartcities toolkit provides key pointers and case studies showing how to avoid inadvertently excluding people from smart projects. Based on two years of research in the UK city of Milton Keynes funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the toolkit will be useful for smart city councils, businesses and the voluntary sector.
The toolkit is available from the Engaging Smart Cities website.