Deciphering Smart City Citizenship: the Techno-Politics of Data and Urban Co-operative Platforms

The hegemonic ‘smart city’ approach in the European H2020 institutional framework is slowly evolving into a new citizen-centric paradigm called the ‘experimental city’. While this evolution incorporates social innovations –including urban co-operative platforms that are flourishing as (smart) citizens are increasingly considered decision-makers rather than data providers– certain underlying ethical and democratic issues concerning the techno-politics of data remain unresolved.

Smart cities. Living labs. Urban co-operative platforms. Social innovation. Europe. Techno-politics of data. Digital rights. Penta Helix.