Smart urban intermediaries came together in Birmingham in May 2019 for their final ‘local lab’ workshop. The event was a chance for participants to reconnect with one another and share their thoughts and experiences.
Much discussion of urban policy currently focuses on investment in ‘smart cities’ as incubators of advanced technology, engines of growth, and hubs of innovation.
I, Joke Kop, a SUI from Amsterdam, had a wonderful experience in Lisbon. Here are some of my reflections.
One of the partners of SmartUrbI, Han van Geel (Board Member of the National Platform of Area-based Working (LPB) and District Director municipality of Zutphen), reflects on his lessons learned from the latest Transnational Lab in Govan, Glasgow.
One of the key questions in this SmartUrbI project is how the work of a smart urban intermediary becomes effective. Andrew Magowan, a Link Up Programme Manager in Scotland was present during the recent Transnational Living Lab in Glasgow and tried to cover some essential characteristics in this new blog based on this paper.