A City in Common: A Framework to Orchestrate Large-scale Citizen Engagement around Urban Issues

Mara Balestrini, Yvonne Rogers, Carolyn Hassan, Javi Creus, Martha King, Paul Marshall

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Abstract

Citizen sensing is an approach that develops and uses lightweight technologies with local communities to collect, share and act upon data. In doing so it enables them to become more aware of how they can tackle local issues. We report here on the development and uptake of the 'City- Commons Framework for Citizen Sensing', a conceptual model that builds on Participatory Action Research with the aim of playing an integrating role: outlining the processes and mechanisms for ensuring sensing technologies are co-designed by citizens to address their concerns. At the heart of the framework is the idea of a city commons: a pool of community-managed resources. We discuss how the framework was used by communities in Bristol to measure and monitor the problem of damp housing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages2282-2294
Number of pages13
VolumeMay 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017

Conference

Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17

Keywords

  • Citizen engagement
  • Citizen sensing
  • Commons
  • Framework
  • Methods
  • Open data
  • Publics
  • Smart cities

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