Project meeting 4: Comparing our preliminary findings

On April 23, the KNOWING project group reconvened in Utrecht for the fourth project meeting. The 4th Knowing meeting was dedicated to catch-up on progress of the individual working groups. All KNOWING project members assigned themselves (and their national cases) to two or three of the working groups which were set-up after the third project … More Project meeting 4: Comparing our preliminary findings

On Barcelona’s NoiseBox: Smart cities need thick data, not big data

In Barcelona, high-tech data platforms generate demand for old-fashioned community development. In the Guardian, Adrian Smith wrote about the measurement of noise levels by the inhabitants of Plaça del Sol, a square in Barcelona that has a long-standing position as venue for large, noisy groups drinking late into the night. Read more on the Guardian’s … More On Barcelona’s NoiseBox: Smart cities need thick data, not big data

Project meeting 2: Exploring our case studies

In March 2017, the project’s second meeting took place in Toulouse. The main aim of this meeting was to present and select the case studies for the project. Prior to the meeting, all partners had described a wide variety of cases along two dimensions: empirical focus (urban regeneration; sensing and mapping; data platforms; smart mobility; … More Project meeting 2: Exploring our case studies

Kick-off meeting in Utrecht

In October 2016, the KNOWING project officially started with a kick-off meeting. Through an intensive 2-day programme, we set a shared agenda based on the research proposal. This shared agenda-building started with a revisiting of the project’s research proposal, which was written in 2014. We agreed that the possibility to do comparative research, the project’s … More Kick-off meeting in Utrecht