Supported by European candidate cities, this ‘COST Action’ – brings together a trans-disciplinary network of experts and non-experts that investigate the alignment of the “hardware” and “software” of a city with user needs to promote well being, good health, and a sustainable use of resources.
Cities are the future – as long as they’re people-smart‘People-friendly Cities in a Data-rich World’ aims to develop an evolving, people-centred consultation framework for economic, cultural, and political development.
As co-leader of the working group for a smart & liveable cities research roadmap, Benita Lipps supports the collaboration between Action members, supports the development of new initiatives and joint research proposals. The DaVinci Institute will also be working on the development of the action website, the online membership platform and the dissemination channels such as newsletter and social media.
The Action is financed by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as part of its Transport and Urban Development domain. Action leader is Prof. Dr. Mark Dyer, Director of TrinityHaus, Dublin.
May 2013 – ongoing