Urban Strategy and Governance                                                                                      

Exploring the capabilities that cities need to plan and govern the multitude of technology-enabled services that constitutes their “smart” agenda.

This research stream focuses on exploring the capabilities that cities need to plan and govern the multitude of technology-enabled services that constitutes their “smart” agenda. In these scenarios city authorities are the focal point of complex ecosystems where they are expected to coordinate the choice, the co-creation, and the value delivery of multiple IT-enabled services while continuing to deliver on their traditional expertise. The capability city require to effectively play this role are: a) the capability to govern, i.e. to ensure alignment with higher level city goals and to implement the correct structures, practices and relationship within the authority and within the ecosystem; and b) the dynamic capabilities of effectively sensing and understanding the technology market, the capability to take on board appropriate technology, and to use this technology to further city goals.

 

Projects                                                                                                                                                                                              

All Ireland Smart City Forum 

Urban Digital Strategies

Urban IT Governance

Adoption of Technology and the Sustainable Development Goals