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Participative Foresight for Smarter Cities

English title Participative Foresight for Smarter Cities
Applicant Furrer Bettina
Number 163866
Funding scheme Bilateral programmes
Research institution Institut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur ZHAW
Institution of higher education Zurich University of Applied Sciences - ZHAW
Main discipline Political science
Start/End 01.02.2016 - 31.01.2020
Approved amount 248'388.00
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All Disciplines (4)

Discipline
Political science
Other disciplines of Engineering Sciences
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Sociology

Keywords (4)

participative foresight; smarter cities; stakeholder-based scenario development ; implementation roadmap

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Smart City (SC) Konzepte gewinnen bei der Energie- und Stadtplanung stark an Bedeutung. Bei vielen umgesetzten SC-Projekten zeigt sich, dass ein systematischer, integrativer Ansatz essenziell ist. Dies hat zur Folge, dass bei der Planung solcher Projekte herkömmliche Planungswerkzeuge und Herangehensweisen oft an ihre Grenzen stossen und deshalb oft top-down sowie kurzfristige Ansätze verwendet werden mit limitierter Interaktion zwischen den Stakeholdern und den verschiedenen Disziplinen. Die Herausforderung ist Werkzeuge zu entwickeln, welche durch integrative Planung und Realisation systematischer, lokaler Lösungen diese Schwachstellen beseitigen und eine nachhaltige Zukunftsplanung ermöglichen.
Lay summary

Das Ziel dieses Forschungsprojekts ist es die existierenden Planungsansätze um systematische Methoden für Stakeholder-Beteiligungsprozesse und zukunftsorientiertes Denken in der Stadtentwicklung zu erweitern. Dazu werden, anhand der ausgewählten Städte Winterthur (CH), Zürich (CH), Moskau (RU) und Kazan (RU), bestehende oder geplante Smart City Projekte auf Bezirks- oder Stadtebene untersucht und die neu entwickelten Herangehensweisen und Planungswerkzeuge getestet und eingesetzt. Um dies zu erreichen, werden u.a. stakeholderbasierte Szenario-Entwicklungsprozesse, Workshops und systemdynamische Modelle angewendet. Das Endergebnis soll eine generische Umsetzungs-Roadmap sowie Empfehlungen zu integrativen Energie- und Stadtplanungswerkzeugen beinhalten.

Die Transformation des europäischen Energiesystems ist aus klimapolitischen, sicherheitstechnischen und wirtschaftlichen Gründen zwingend nötig. Durch dieses Projekt wird die Politik dabei unterstützt, heute die richtigen Entscheidungen für das Energiesystem im Jahr 2050 zu fällen.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 09.07.2016

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Project partner

Publications

Publication
Scenario-based identification of key factors for smart cities development policies
Sokolov Alexander, Veselitskaya Natalia, Carabias Vicente, Yildirim Onur (2019), Scenario-based identification of key factors for smart cities development policies, in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 148, 119729-119729.
Drivers and Barriers for Smart Cities Development
VeselitskayaNatalia, KarasevOleg, BeloshitskiyAlexey (2019), Drivers and Barriers for Smart Cities Development, in Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 14(1), 85-110.
Public Value Creation in a Smart City Context: An Analysis Framework
Neuroni Alessia C., Haller Stephan, van Winden Willem, Carabias-Hütter Vicente, Yildirim Onur (2019), Public Value Creation in a Smart City Context: An Analysis Framework, in Rodriguez Bolivar Manuel Pedro (ed.), Springer International Publishing, Heidelberg, 49-76.
Creating innovation systems: How resource constellations affect the strategies of system builders.
Musiolik Jörg, Markard Jochen, Hekkert Marko, Furrer Bettina (2018), Creating innovation systems: How resource constellations affect the strategies of system builders., in Technological Forecasting and Social Change..
Smart Cities in Theorie und Praxis: Szenarien, Strategien und Umsetzungsbeispiele
Eschenauer Ursula, Braunreiter Lukas, Kuehn Tobias, Yildirim Onur, Lobsiger-Kägi Evelyn, Spiess Harry, Carabias Vicente, Müller Adrian (2017), Smart Cities in Theorie und Praxis: Szenarien, Strategien und Umsetzungsbeispiele, in Energy Governance Working Paper Nr. 12, WinterthurZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur.
Konzepte für die Zukunft: Eine Delphi-Umfrage zu Smart Cities liefert konkrete Ansätze
Zwahlen Mirjam, Yildirim Onur, Eschenauer Ursula, Carabias-Hütter Vicente (2016), Konzepte für die Zukunft: Eine Delphi-Umfrage zu Smart Cities liefert konkrete Ansätze, in VSE-Bulletin, 2016(12), 16-19.
Participative Foresight for Smarter Cities: From Vision Seeds to the Development of Scenarios
Carabias-Hütter Vicente, Kuehn Tobias, Sokolov Alexander, Spiess Harry (2016), Participative Foresight for Smarter Cities: From Vision Seeds to the Development of Scenarios, in Smart me up!, HamburgREAL CORP 2016, Wien.
Treiber und Barrieren auf dem Weg zu einer Smart City: Erkenntnisse aus Theorie und Praxis.
Lobsiger-Kägi Evelyn, Weiss Sampietro Theresia, Eschenauer Ursula, Carabias-Hütter Vicente, Braunreiter Lukas, Müller Adrian (2016), Treiber und Barrieren auf dem Weg zu einer Smart City: Erkenntnisse aus Theorie und Praxis., in Umsetzung der Energiestrategie 2050: Herausforderungen und Chancen für Staat und Wirtschaft, WinterthurZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Hivemind AG Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Higher School of Economics Russia (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
City of Winterthur Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Smart City Alliance Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
SCCER5 CREST Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
COST Action TU1104 Smart Energy Regions Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
City of Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Smart City Switzerland Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Innovative approaches in the development of municipalities, cities and regions Talk given at a conference Overview on Process and Good Practices of Transformation to Smart Sustainable Cities in Switzerland 26.11.2019 Ostrava, Czech Republic Spiess Harry;
INUAS-Konferenz zu „Zukunft urbaner Lebensräume“ Poster Mit Smart Sustainable Cities zu mehr Lebensqualität gelangen 04.11.2019 Wien, Austria Carabias Vicente; Spiess Harry;
REAL CORP 2019: Is this the real world? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities Talk given at a conference Enhancing citizen participation through serious games in virtual reality 02.04.2019 Karlsruhe, Germany Yildirim Onur; Carabias Vicente;
Humboldt Kolleg Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Connecting Research, Education, Policy and Practice Talk given at a conference Speeding up the Transition of Cities? Exploring Systemic Changes in the Smart Cities of Vienna, Amsterdam and Santander 19.09.2018 Belgrad, Yugoslavia Musiolik Jörg; Carabias Vicente; Furrer Bettina;
Behave 2018 - 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency Talk given at a conference Energy Efficient Solutions for Smart Cities 06.09.2018 Zürich, Switzerland Yildirim Onur; Sokolov Alexander; Carabias Vicente;
International Sustainability Transition Conference 2018 Poster Speeding up the Transition of Cities? Exploring Systemic Changes in 12.06.2018 Manchester, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Musiolik Jörg; Furrer Bettina; Carabias Vicente;
RSA Annual Conference Lugano 2018. Special Session on smart city research meets the geography of innovation Talk given at a conference Speeding up the Transition of Cities? Exploring Systemic Changes in the Smart Cities of Vienna, Amsterdam and Santander 03.06.2018 Lugano, Switzerland Musiolik Jörg; Furrer Bettina; Carabias Vicente;
Smart, Sustainable Cities Talk given at a conference Tools for the SUI handbook 10.05.2018 Nicosia, Cyprus Carabias Vicente;
Smart Connected Future Talk given at a conference Smart Cities 03.05.2018 Winterthur, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development Talk given at a conference Drivers and barriers for smart cities development 11.04.2018 Moscow, Russia Sokolov Alexander;
Internat. Acad. Conference on Economic and Social Dev. Talk given at a conference Input on drivers and barriers for smart cities development 10.04.2018 Moscow, Russia Sokolov Alexander;
Tagung Sozialwissenschaften und Praxis im Dialog: Energiezukunft von Städten und Gemeinden Talk given at a conference Energiezukunft für Städte und Gemeinden – 100% dezentral? 26.01.2018 Biel, Switzerland Furrer Bettina;
Housing Foresight Workshop HSE Talk given at a conference International trends and experience of European smart city initiatives, Project: Smart City Innovation Office 13.12.2017 Moskau, Russia Carabias Vicente; Musiolik Jörg; Yildirim Onur;
RSA Research Network on Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability. Third Conference, Gdańsk. Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability – Spatial Smartness. Talk given at a conference Transition towards smart cities? Implication for analyzing and governing a radical innovation process 21.09.2017 Gdańsk, Poland Musiolik Jörg; Yildirim Onur; Furrer Bettina;
4TH ANNUAL SCCER CREST CONFERENCE Talk given at a conference Smart City Innovation Office 13.09.2017 St Gallen, Switzerland Furrer Bettina; Yildirim Onur; Musiolik Jörg;
Ministerial Conference & the 8th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development Talk given at a conference Towards Smart Sustainable Cities – Integrated Approaches 11.06.2017 Astana, Kazakstan Carabias Vicente; Yildirim Onur;
Behave2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency Talk given at a conference Socio-economic analysis of electricity consumption patterns as basis for behaviour change interventions and the management of smart urban isles 08.09.2016 Coimbra, Portugal Carabias Vicente;
REAL CORP2016: 21st International Conference on Urban Planning,Regional Development and Information Society SMART ME UP! Talk given at a conference Participative Foresight for Smarter Cities: From Vision-Seeds to the Development of Scenarios 21.06.2016 Hamburg, Germany Kuehn Tobias; Carabias Vicente;
International Seminar at Nazarbayev University Talk given at a conference Towards Smart Sustainable Cities – Integrated Approaches 15.06.2016 Astana, Kazakstan Yildirim Onur; Carabias Vicente;
International Conference SENIX: The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix Talk given at a conference Smart Energy Region Zurich 2050 – formative and intuitive Scenarios 13.06.2016 Stockholm, Sweden Spiess Harry;
XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development Talk given at a conference Global horizon scanning on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) issues of relevance for the SDGs & Agenda 2030 19.04.2016 Moskau, Russia Carabias Vicente; Kuehn Tobias;
Energiestrategie 2050: Herausforderungen für Kantone, Gemeinden und Energieversorger Talk given at a conference Treiber und Barrieren auf dem Weg zu einer intelligenteren Energiestadt (Smart City) 16.03.2016 Winterthur, Switzerland Eschenauer Ursula; Yildirim Onur; Furrer Bettina; Carabias Vicente;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
AG Digitalisierung, Schweiz. Städteverband: Partizipation in Smart Cities Talk 04.12.2019 Bern, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 24. Workshop Workshop 03.12.2019 Bern, Switzerland Kohler Anna; Yildirim Onur;
Expertenworkshop im Rahmen des NFP 73 - Projekts "Postfossile Städte" Workshop 03.06.2019 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 22. Workshop Workshop 10.04.2019 Basel, Switzerland Carabias Vicente; Musiolik Jörg; Yildirim Onur; Kohler Anna;
IG Smart City, 21. Workshop Workshop 07.02.2019 Bern, Switzerland Vögeli Pascal;
Nationale Smart City Tagung 2018 Workshop 04.12.2018 Pully, Switzerland Yildirim Onur; Musiolik Jörg; Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 20. Workshop Workshop 20.10.2018 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente; Braunreiter Lukas; Yildirim Onur;
IG Smart City, 18. Workshop Workshop 30.08.2018 Bern, Switzerland Kuehn Tobias;
SMART and the CITY Workshop 15.05.2018 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
Smart City Hub Schweiz, 5. WS Workshop 12.04.2018 Basel, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
Axa Zero Gravity Event: Smart City – ein zukunftsweisender Ansatz Talk 22.03.2018 Winterthur, Switzerland Furrer Bettina; Yildirim Onur;
Smart City Hub Schweiz, 4. WS Workshop 22.02.2018 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 16. Workshop Workshop 08.02.2018 Bern, Switzerland Yildirim Onur;
Smart City Hub Schweiz, 3. WS Workshop 15.12.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 15. Workshop Talk 05.12.2017 Bern, Switzerland Kuehn Tobias; Carabias Vicente;
AG Smart City Thematik in der Schweiz Workshop 21.11.2017 Bern, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
Smart City Hub Schweiz, 2. WS Workshop 03.11.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
IG Smart City, 13. Workshop Workshop 29.06.2017 Bern, Switzerland Yildirim Onur;
Frühjahrstreffen des GPV: Smart City als innovatives Entwicklungskonzept für Städte und Gemeinden Talk 16.03.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Furrer Bettina;
IG Smart City, 11. Workshop Workshop 21.02.2017 Bern, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
AG Smart City Thematik in der Schweiz Workshop 21.02.2017 Bern, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
Tage der Technik 2016 Talk 02.11.2016 Winterthur, Switzerland Carabias Vicente; Yildirim Onur; Eschenauer Ursula;
IG Smart City, 10. Workshop Talk 17.10.2016 Luzern, Switzerland Yildirim Onur; Eschenauer Ursula;
FH-Delegationsreise Smart Cities Talk 04.09.2016 Delhi, India Spiess Harry;
Urban Hive Workshop 16.08.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Carabias Vicente;
DV-Tagung Digitalisierung: Einfluss auf die Projekte von SBB IM Talk 09.05.2016 Bern, Switzerland Kuehn Tobias; Carabias Vicente; Eschenauer Ursula;
IG Smart City, 8. Workshop Talk 12.04.2016 Bern, Switzerland Yildirim Onur; Eschenauer Ursula;
Smart Cities Summit Talk 06.04.2016 Frankfurt, Germany Carabias Vicente; Eschenauer Ursula; Kuehn Tobias;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
ZHAW Public Manangement Seminar on Smart City Strategies & Foresight 14.05.2019 Winterthur, Switzerland
INUAS-Ringvorlesung Zukunft urbaner Lebensräume FS2018 14.03.2018 Winterthur, Switzerland
INUAS-Ringvorlesung Zukunft urbaner Lebensräume HS2017 04.10.2017 Winterthur, Switzerland
INUAS-Ringvorlesung Zukunft urbaner Lebensräume FS2017 20.02.2017 Winterthur, Switzerland
INUAS-Ringvorlesung Zukunft urbaner Lebensräume HS2016 19.09.2016 Winterthur, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: radio, television «Die Stadt der Zukunft ist intelligent» SRF, Espresso German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Smart Sustainable Cities : Innovationen für mehr Lebensqualität eTrends German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Was an Smart Citys smart ist netzwoche German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: print media, online media "Und was haben die Bürger davon?" Landbote German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Talks/events/exhibitions Diskussionsrunde: Smarte Lösungen für Städte und Gemeinden German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Talks/events/exhibitions Innovative und digitale Planung für die smarte Stadtentwicklung German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Talks/events/exhibitions SMART and the CITY - wie leben wir in der Stadt der Zukunft? German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Talks/events/exhibitions Smart City - ein zukunftsweisender Ansatz German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Talks/events/exhibitions Innovation durch Smart City?! German-speaking Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Plattform Smart Cities & Regions Web International 2017
Talks/events/exhibitions Smart City Winterthur: Entwicklung Smart City Innovation Office German-speaking Switzerland 2017
Other activities FH-Delegationsreise Smart Cities Indien International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Geht es um smarte Ideen, reichen sich auch Moskau und Winterthur die Hände Landbote German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Massnahmen für smarte Quartiere – Ein Leitfaden German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Powertage Zürich German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Smart Cities in Russia and Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Treiber und Barrieren auf dem Weg zu einer Smart City German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Wie man smarte Städte entwickelt ENERGY.NOW! German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Winterthur entwickelt sich von der Energiestadt zur Smart City Die Volkswirtschaft German-speaking Switzerland 2016
Talks/events/exhibitions Wohnen 4.0 – Quartier- und Städteplanung der Zukunft German-speaking Switzerland 2016

Awards

Title Year
Professor ZFH 2018

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
153769 Using formal social groups to promote energy sufficient behaviour in cities 01.10.2014 NRP 71 Managing Energy Consumption
187381 Scaling Smart City Projects - from Individual pilots towards a Common strategy of industry Emergence (SPICE) 01.03.2020 NRP 77 Digital Transformation

Abstract

Recently, the smart city concepts have gained increasing importance in current energy and city planning. Various smart city projects which have been realized show that a systemic, integrative approach is crucial. However, in the projects the delineation of boundaries for integrative planning and the realization of systemic local solutions are challenging as the prevailing conventional planning tools and routines are limited. They usually propose top-down and short-term approaches with limited interactions with the stakeholders and limited interdisciplinary research (in particular involving areas of political sciences and sociology).To tackle these challenges, the proposed research project aims to enhance the existing planning routines by developing and testing systemic tools for multi-level stakeholder participation processes as well as for future-oriented thinking in city development. For this purpose, two Swiss and two Russian cities were selected, namely Winterthur, Zurich, Moscow and Kazan. These cities will be examined from the smart cities perspective with current and future applications at different implementation levels. Ideas and instruments will be developed to support their ongoing or planned smart city projects at district or city level by introducing participative and long term perspectives.In a series of workshops, participants’ visions, goals and interests will be elicited, compared with each other and contrasted with available data applying participative foresight methods and group model building techniques. Tools such as a GIS and a system dynamics simulation model will be developed to support the planning process, allow the integration of data and serve as a test-bed for proposed solutions. The systemic intervention and participation techniques will be continuously monitored and systematically evaluated. Moreover, a stakeholder-based scenario development process will be applied to envision future developments towards a smarter city and to distil roadmaps for the most desirable scenarios. The final outcomes include a scientifically based generic implementation roadmap and recommendations on integrated urban and energy planning routines and tools.
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