I've posted a blog entry item to highlight SCRAN's approach to policy mapping at the epractice.eu site: You can see it at http://www.epractice.eu/community/smartcities/blog/157
In this map the outputs and the work domains of the project are detailed.
We launched a community on Epractice.eu. Being part of the big European portal about developing services, sharing knowledge and best practices is important for the Smart Cities aims and goals.
This year's conference programme has been re-formatted to feature trackable sessions covering the 5 key areas of interest that are proving to be the main drivers in building connected communities acro
All Smart Cities project partners gathered in Kortrijk in the first Steering Committee of the project.
The attached figure illustrates the outcome of a eGovernment service capability mapping exercise undertaken by the Centre for Learning Communities (CLC), Napier University, Edinburgh.
The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Cities project will take place in Kortrijk, Belgium on wednesday 17 September 2008.
An international consortium of local governments and academic institutions will cooperate in a transnational e-government project led by Intercommunale Leiedal (B) and Napier University (UK). The project is called Smart Cities. All partners jointly will build better electronic services for local citizens and business. Academic research and user centric codesign will bring the quality, performance and take-up of those services to a higher level. Strong involvement of national governments and organisations will foster mainstreaming of the best pilots. Main themes of the project are personalised services, wireless and mobile applications and research about these themes. This will lead to the launch of several new applications in the next three years.