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Open Governance in the Smart City

“Open Governance in the Smart City” was developed in the framework of the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project smarticipate.

The report identifies four approaches to ICT enabled open governance at the local level. These are:
1. Data and information
2. Crowdsourcing
3. Co-creation
4. Collective decision making
By analysing the case cities and these four approaches, the report suggests eight recommendations. These do not constitute a check list, but can rather be used as guidelines when applying ICT to governance in a local context. In short, the recommendations are:
› Look for real problems to solve
› Go where your users are
› Set aside sufficient resources
› Prepare to change
› Keep your processes open and accessible
› Be transparent about your own role
› Build in future innovation