Smart Cities and Regions Papers

Chairs

Prof. Anna Stålbröst – Luleå Uiversity of Technology

Dr. Ali Payab – Luleå Uiversity of Technology

  • Citizen engagement and coping with marginalization via Living Labs in the design of the Smart Cities & Regions.
  • Adoption barriers and challenges.
  • Sustainable urban planning and development, Smart Villages, Urban and Rural Living Labs, Mobility and transportation.
  • Gamification, social media, big data and other digital technologies.
  • Security and privacy issues.

A Case Study of a Living Lab through a Bus Improvement Committee in the Yeongjong area of Incheon City

by Min-Ho Suh, Junghyun Park, Minki Kim and Won-Kyun Joo

Track:  Innovation Paper

Keywords: 

  • Transportation
  • Living Lab
  • Bus
  • Data Analysis

Abstract. The concept of the living lab has been developed as a social problem-solving tool and recently it is being reexamined as a social problem-solving tool for disasters and urban problems based on the social contributions of science and technology. In terms of science and technology, the data age, represented by the fourth industrial revolution, is emphasized such that the living lab is now based on the support of data analysis and ICT technology. The purpose of this study is to examine the planning, operation, and meaning of ICT support by means of a database analysis of a living lab case of a bus improvement committee in the Yeongjong area of Incheon, Korea. Based on the data analysis, it was found that evidence-based rational discussions among citizen members as well as the civil servants enable the living lab to operate on a more ground-based basis and facilitate problem solving. By systematizing the data analysis technology, it is expected that the effects of the living lab will accelerate as city officials and civic organizations share important information.

Speaker

Min-ho Suh

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Adapting Living Lab approaches to marginal contexts and urban regeneration: the case of Mapping San Siro Lab

by Elena Maranghi and Francesca Cognetti

Track:  Research-in-progress 

Keywords: 

  • Marginality
  • Urban regeneration
  • Local development
  • Living Lab as a physical space

Abstract. The aim of the following paper is to offer a reflection on the role and the characteristics that an Urban Living Lab could assume in processes of urban regeneration of marginal and deprived contexts of contemporary cities. The paper analyses Mapping San Siro case study: an on-going University-promoted Lab, opened in 2013 in one of the biggest Milanese public housing neighbourhoods (Milan, Italy). After briefly introducing the potential of Urban Living Labs in urban regeneration, the authors will contextualize the case study within the approach, highlighting the most significant points of contact. To conclude, they will open up the reflection on critical points to be considered when orienting an Urban Living Lab to the local development of a marginal context.

Speaker

Elena Maranghi

Mapping San Siro (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies – Politecnico of Milan)

Intelligent Living Lab: Supporting data-centric decision-making using ICT tools

by Minki Kim, Junghyun Park, Min-ho Suh, and Won-Kyun Joo

Track:  Innovation Paper

Keywords: 

  • Living Lab
  • Transportation
  • ICT Tools
  • Big data
  • GIS
  • Decision-making

Abstract. Many studies have reported a combination of information and communications technology (ICT) tools to support scientific analyses of living lab concepts which intend to solve various urban problems, such as urban traffic problems. Similarly, in this study, the results of a big data analysis focusing on traffic were visualized in a way that can be easily understood by citizens who lack specific domain knowledge. The goal was to improve a bus route, which is a typical public transport facility in a city. In this paper, we introduce the case study of an intelligent living lab that utilizes visualization ICT tools based on big data related to traffic.

Speaker

Minki Kim

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Open Innovation Camp (OIC) – A Tool For Solving Complex Problems Rapidly

by Teemu Santonen, Julia Nevmerzhitskaya, Aletta Purola and Harri Haapaniemi

Track:  Innovation Paper

Keywords: 

  • Innovation camp
  • Open innovation 2.0
  • Design sprint
  • Service design
  • Design thinking
  • Complex problem
  • Co-creation
  • Quadruple helix

Abstract. This paper proposes Open Innovation Camp (OIC) concept as a novel methodological solution for overcoming the constraints on upscaling Living Lab experiments. OIC is co-creation sprint type of multi-day event grounded on an open innovation 2.0 principles where a group of carefully selected stakeholders having diverse but complimentary expertise creates a common understanding of (a complex societal) challenge and work together to develop in a co-creative manner user centred concepts and solutions to pre-defined challenges in a set timeframe. Based on the experience from the OIC implementation it is suggested that OIC can be an effective tool for overcoming 1) lack of time and financial resources, 2) unbalanced stakeholder representation, 3) silo effect in co-creation activities problems. Based on the feedback analysis of 47 OIC participants, it is suggested that OIC provides the most value, when implemented in the very beginning of a project. How OIC can help to overcome multi-stakeholder engagement constrains in Living Lab setting is discussed.

Speaker

Teemu Santonen

Laurea University of Applied Sciences