Designing a smart society: from smart cities to smart societies

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Drir. Rianne Valkenburg, Drir. Elke Den Ouden, and Drs. Mary Ann Schreurs outline the challenges of modern co-creation with citizens and the new design approach which is needed when applying OI2. Smart solutions enable citizens to become an active producer of societal value, instead of a passive consumer of government services. Redefining smart cities to a focus on quality of life for their citizens implies creating a smart society. In this transformation lies the design challenge of how to enable and engage all citizens to make use of the new possibilities and employ themselves. To really become a resilient city, a different approach is needed to engage the people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2016
EditorsBror Salmelin
Place of PublicationLuxemburg
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-79-53366-2
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-53365-5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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