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The Cooperative City : a Participatory Framework for Using Technology in the City and Beyond.

Kamst, H. L. (2019) The Cooperative City : a Participatory Framework for Using Technology in the City and Beyond.

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Abstract:In the ‘smart’ city, rigorous sensor networks optimize processes in the city such as traffic and electricity management. In the approach of the smart city, most residents are excluded and data is taken to be neutral and objective. Rather than this instrumental perspective, this thesis proposes a normative and inclusive framework for using technology: the cooperative city. The framework will be applied in a case study of the citizen sensing project Hollandse Luchten. The thesis examines the question ‘how can the participatory approach to using technology of the cooperative city be captured in a framework to evaluate the participatory practices in Hollandse Luchten?’. To answer this question, three sub-questions are addressed in subsequent chapters. In the first chapter, the participatory framework of the cooperative city is developed, using participatory democracy as the political theory and citizen sensing as a technological practice. In the second chapter, the framework is applied to Hollandse Luchten, a citizen sensing project in which air quality is measured. In the case study, Hollandse Luchten is evaluated based on three criteria from the framework. In the third chapter, using the results of the case study, several tensions are identified that require attention in the framework.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
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