MIOIR Seminar Series - Citizens’ inclusion and engagement in smart city development: the case of the ‘mobility point project’ in Stavanger
|8 November 2021
|15:30 - 16:30
|What is it:
|Alliance Manchester Business School
|Marte C. W. Solheim
Join us for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 21/22, webinar hosted by Marte C. W. Solheim, Associate Professor and Head of the Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research.
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Citizens’ inclusion and engagement in smart city development: the case of the ‘mobility point project’ in Stavanger
Scholars increasingly seek to understand smart cities through the lens of citizens’ inclusion. As a timely contribution to this debate, this study executes a systematic literature review, develops a conceptual model, and conducts a qualitative case study in Stavanger, Norway. The case focuses on a mobility point to shed light on citizens` engagement, finding that while citizen inclusion is highly regarded in smart city research and policy plans, it is lacking in practice. Concurrently, we contend that the ‘utopian’ high levels of citizen inclusion promoted in the literature should be balanced with the tasks at hand and urban planners’ expertise.
Solheim is an engaged academic and communicator. She is Associate Professor and Head of the Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research, UiS Business School, and a public speaker on diversity and innovation. Solheim carries out research on diversity and innovation, combining insights from organizational theory, innovation studies and economic geography. She is particularly interested in understanding how innovation is inspired when a variety of diverse knowledge intersect, and the contextual factors affecting this association. Solheim has studied the nexus between various forms of diversity and different types of innovation and has particularly focused on the role of foreign-born workers and innovation & export, experience-based and educational diversity and innovation, and diversity management.
Marte C. W. Solheim
Role: Associate Professor
Organisation: Head of the Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research
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