[JPI Urban Europe ENSUF] SMART URBAN INTERMEDIARIES - TRANS-EUROPEAN RESEARCH, LEARNING, AND ACTION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science

Abstract

European cities face complex challenges that demand smart solutions. This project puts urban intermediaries, those people who can bring people and resources together in innovative ways, at the heart of smart urban development and sets out to understand how they create social innovation. We will carry out fieldwork in four European cities (Birmingham, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Amsterdam) where we will develop collaborative working groups, or 'living labs', which will be sources of data as well as sites for learning across projects, fields of practice, cities and countries. In sum, we will advance knowledge of how intermediaries innovate and generate smart urban development, by creating opportunities for collaborative research, dialogue and learning across Europe.

Planned Impact

This project brings impact and value to potential user communities through its commitment to co-creation and its research design. Our diverse co-operation partners (18 organisations and institutions, 10 in the UK) and local and transnational living labs will ensure that the project is anchored in, and relevant to, user communities beyond academia. Our research questions and approach to understanding the role of intermediaries in social innovation and smart urban development are inherently collaborative and set out to be of value to potential user communities.

In particular, the project will seek to generate impact and value for two broad user communities, supporting each in understanding, contributing to and advancing smart urban development and social innovation:

* Urban governance: those institutions, organisations and individuals involved in determining the allocation and use of public resources within the urban environment, including local, city and regional governments, partnership bodies and policy interventions and initiatives, elected representatives, policy makers and practitioners.

* Civil society: those involved in fostering local, urban and transnational action and activity within and between communities, including, community and voluntary organisations, social movements and active citizens.

Reflecting the substantive focus of this project, a crucial impact will be on fostering new connections, collaboration and co-creation between, as well as within, user communities. Living labs provide a means for doing this site-specifically, within urban neighbourhoods and cities, and beyond, providing a platform for trans-disciplinary and trans-national European learning. An impact legacy for these user communities will be secured through the activities of the European Insights programme and a range of accessible, relevant tools for user communities and wider publication and dissemination.

The project anticipates three forms of impact:

* Strategic impact: The project will offer insight into the work, interactions and embedding of urban intermediaries, including enablers and barriers, thus providing new thinking for the design of urban governance supportive of intermediaries and conducive to social innovation and problem-solving;

* Applied impact: The project will redefine and enrich the roles of intermediaries in urban development by enabling participants to develop, test and learn from new approaches, providing evidence to action. Capacity building and skill development will be crucial, and the project will entail training of post-doctoral researchers and practitioner researchers in the living labs in action research and reflexive practice;

* Innovation impact: Creative collaboration between researchers, intermediaries and co-operation partners via living labs (L3+TL2) will foster policy and practice innovation in smart urban development.

Impact and the potential market for the project results are anticipated at three spatial scales:

* Local: Our research and each living lab are anchored in urban neighbourhoods within each case study city, ensuring that our research is embedded, connected and able to generate impact at the local level;

* Urban: Our research focuses on the links and collaborations fostered by intermediaries between different people, communities and institutions of urban governance, ensuring that our research is situated and relevant and able to generate impact at the urban level;

* Transnational: Our research brings together a delegation of co-operation partners, local living labs for each city and intermediaries themselves, providing a platform for trans-national European dialogue, learning, and impact.

Please see further information in the Pathway to Impact document (attached).
 
Description Joined Improvement Service Working Group for Elected Members Development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This new Working Group will develop a training programme for elected members across Scotland, drawing on learning from our research portfolios. We will also contribute to the delivery of the training sessions, which will help local politicians to grapple with key challenges in local governance.
 
Description Joined the Community Empowerment Advisory Group, Audit Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Joined the Glasgow City Council Participatory Budgeting Working Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This Group provides ongoing advice for the development of Participatory Budgeting in Glasgow. In 2018, £1 million pounds of council money was allocated to priorities within four council wards in Glasgow. The council wards and the themes for the projects include: Calton for Child poverty Canal in North Glasgow for Income and employment deprivation Pollokshields for Black and Minority Ethnic Greeter Pollok for Young People The practice of Participatory Budgeting is now being mainstreamed at Glasgow City Council level and will bring an investment of an estimated £21 million in the next two years.
URL https://pbscotland.scot/blog/2018/6/6/next-pb-step-for-glasgow-city-council
 
Description Joined the Research Advisory Group of the Local Governance Review co-led by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authority Areas (2018-2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Joined the Technical Reference Group of The Public Square
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Public Square is running a two-year programme of research and action to push forwards participation in local government across the UK. We will be working with councils, communities and citizens across the country to learn what's needed to take participation further. We'll be prototyping openly available tools, techniques and approaches to fill these needs - building on what already exists as far as possible.
URL https://www.thepublicsquare.org.uk/front/what-is-public-square/advisors/
 
Description INLOGOV Research Fund
Amount £1,170 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2018
 
Description Co-operation Partner 
Organisation Birmingham City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise and methodology
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop) Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe) Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research Help to identify opportunities to share the research
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partner 
Organisation Citizens UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise and methodology
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop) Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe) Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research Help to identify opportunities to share the research
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partner 
Organisation National Association for Neighbourhood Management
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise and methodology
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop) Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe) Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research Help to identify opportunities to share the research
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partner 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department INVOLVE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise and methodology
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop) Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe) Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research Help to identify opportunities to share the research
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation Inspiring Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department INVOLVE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Community Development Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description Co-operation Partners in Scotland 
Organisation Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum
PI Contribution Existing research base, expertise, methodology and facilitation. Option to attend transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe).
Collaborator Contribution Help to identify an anchor neighbourhood for the research. Use networks and knowledge to identify intermediaries with a connection to that neighbourhood. Use networks and knowledge to identify other stakeholders in the city to contribute to the local labs. Participate in four local labs over the course of the research (each lab is a half-day workshop). Option to attend one or more transnational labs (Southern, Central-Eastern Europe). Contribute to interpret and disseminate the research. Help to identify opportunities to share the research.
Impact Identification of anchor neighbourhood for research, suggestions for potential research participants, sharing of networks and expertise, generation of data and insights for local labs
Start Year 2017
 
Description International cooperation partners in Portugal 
Organisation University of Coimbra
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-design and delivery of a study visit for our 2nd Transnational Lab, which took place in Lisbon in January 2019
Collaborator Contribution Co-design and delivery of a study visit for our 2nd Transnational Lab, which took place in Lisbon in January 2019
Impact Multi-disciplinary peer-learning exchange between practitioners, researchers and policy-makers from the 4 core project countries (Scotland, England, Denmark, Netherlands) and our partners in Portugal (coordinated by the University of Coimbra)
Start Year 2018
 
Description 1st Local Lab Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 1st session of the Amsterdam Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. They joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/we-never-sit-together-as-a-group-like-this-local-living-la...
 
Description 1st Local Lab in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 1st session of the Birmingham Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. They joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/what-a-brilliant-place-i-live-in-blog-post-from-the-first-...
 
Description 1st Local Lab in Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 1st session of the Copenhagen Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. They joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon and Krakow. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/we-want-to-make-people-proud-of-their-neighbourhood-first-...
 
Description 1st Local Lab in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 16 local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/govan-a-hub-of-activism-building-the-first-govan-lab/
 
Description 2nd Local Lab Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 2nd session of the Copenhagen Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon and Krakow. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2nd Local Lab in Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 2nd session of the Amsterdam Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/what-is-worth-the-effort-local-lab-ii-in-amsterdam/
 
Description 2nd Local Lab in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 2nd session of the Birmingham Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow, Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/in-it-together-reflections-from-birminghams-second-local-l...
 
Description 2nd Local Lab in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 13 local practitioners from the public, third and community sectors joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3rd Local Lab in Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 3rd session of the Amsterdam Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow (completed), Lisbon (completed), Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3rd Local Lab in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 3rd session of the Birmingham Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow (completed), Lisbon (completed), Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3rd Local Lab in Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 3rd session of the Copenhagen Local Lab, bringing together local practitioners and national cooperation partners from the public, third and community sectors. The lab will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Glasgow (completed), Lisbon (completed), and Krakow; concluding by hosting the final conference in Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3rd Local Lab in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 16 local practitioners from the public, third and community sectors joined the first lab session as an ongoing group that will meet 4 times over the course of the project and will also join study visits to Lisbon, Krakow and Copenhagen. Participants engaged with our ongoing research, shaping the next steps of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-hosting and presenting at the National Community Planning Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Co-hosted (with the Community Planning Network and the Scottish Government) this national gathering of practitioners working in Community Planning Partnerships across Scotland. Opportunity to showcase research and signpost the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-hosting the 2nd Transnational Lab in Lisbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the 2nd Transnational Lab of the project - a format that blends workshops, peer-learning exchanges and site visits as part of a 3 day study visit by delegations from the 4 countries that are core partners in the project (Denmark, Netherlands, Scotland and England) alongside our cooperation partners and co-hosts in Portugal, including the Institute of Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and urban policymakers and practitioners from Lisbon. The study visit included sharing our research findings so far and checking whether they resonated in a very different context from the nordic countries where most of our project takes place. The delegations from the 4 countries included researchers and practitioners from the respective Local Labs in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Birmingham. The cooperation partners in Portugal are now part of our growing European Network, and will send a delegation to our final project conference in Copenhagen in September 2019. We drew useful insights from the visit and our Portuguese partners found it helpful to inform their work on urban action and governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/smart-cities-need-smart-communities/
 
Description Contributed to design and facilitate the EUROCITIES Citizens' Panel in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We provided advice on the design and facilitation of the Scottish strand of this project, as well as facilitation practice on the day of the main event. This was a unique public engagement initiative across 20 European cities .In January 2019, Glasgow held a citizens' panel on economic development in relation to the European Pillar of Social Rights and as part of the Eurocities citizens' panel initiative (mini-publics formed by between 50 and 100 citizens selected by sortition). The objective of the citizens' panel event was to provide residents with knowledge and facts on economic development and European policies. They heard from expert speakers, discussed ideas, created informed opinions and worked together to make recommendations for the future of Europe. Small groups were asked to consider economic development from a range of specific perspectives such as the culture/creative industries and migration, as well as more general perspectives. Every group was also asked to ensure that recommendations contributed to 'inclusive growth'. All groups then voted on their top three priorities. The day's work and discussions resulted in three recommendations:

1. Education - lifelong learning to provide equal opportunities for everyone regardless of background, with emphasis on:
funding for economically demanding skills (e.g. STEM: science, technology, engineering and maths)
improving support packages for students (e.g. transport and childcare)
taking education out of classrooms (e.g. community courses)
keeping EU education initiatives beyond Brexit

2. Increased investment in public-led transportation systems: train lines, river, bus and underground.

3. Health - shift to preventing poor health while protecting vital parts of services that support health

These citizens' recommendations, together with those from other citizens' consultations taking place across Europe until the end of February, will be presented at the second mayors summit on the future of Europe on 20 and 21 March 2019. As part of the mayors summit, which will take place two months ahead of the European Parliament elections in the presence of more than 100 city politicians, EUROCITIES and the European Commission will present the panel results to national and European political leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.eurocities.eu/eurocities/news/Glasgow-citizens-panel-on-economic-development-makes-three-...
 
Description Contribution to the Conference "Democracy 21: Let's Build A Democracy Fit For The 21st Century" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I chaired and facilitated the session on Localism at this Conference hosted by the Electoral Reform Society Scotland in Glasgow. This gave exposure to our project and helped make connections to relevant networks, as well as to sign up readers for our newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/500-people-gather-in-glasgow-for-democracy21/
 
Description Delivered workshop at the Development Day of the new Community Empowerment and Equalities directorate at Glasgow City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a research and capacity-building workshop for all the staff at the newly formed Community Empowerment and Equalities Directorate at Glasgow City Council. This built on previous relationships established through other events and ongoing advice about the development of the new unit. This advisory role is ongoing and may be formalised in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Delivered workshop on 'Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Community Empowerment and Social Inclusion' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact My workshop was part of a one-day conference organised by Northern Bridge DTC for doctoral researchers in the universities of Durham, Newcastle and Queens Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gathering of municipal workers from Amsterdam, Malmo and Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A group of over 28 civil servants from the municipality of Amsterdam visited Copenhagen and Malmo. And SmartUrbI joined them. This work-trip, organized by the municipality of Amsterdam and Platform31, aimed to learn, to bond and to exchange ideas about daily practices and dilemmas. Especially concerning area management (in Dutch: gebiedsgericht werken) which has been implemented in Copenhagen and Malmo in different ways, and therefore could offer inspiration to Amsterdam civil servants. SmartUrbI researchers went along with the program and observed the 'walk and talk' of these civil servants: noting down their practices, dilemmas and how they cope with issues. Next to this 'shadowing' practice, Annika Agger from the Danish SmartUrbI team also organized a meeting between the Amsterdam group of civil servants and 14 of their Danish counterparts in Copenhagen. The session was organized as a "giftgiving - sharing session", where the two teams talked about their best and worst practices in relation to local work in close contact with citizens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/amsterdam-meets-copenhagen/
 
Description Hosting 1st Transnational Lab of Smart Urban Intermediaries in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 1st Transnational Lab of the project, bringing together delegations of participants from Denmark, Netherlands, England and Scotland. We shared the early research findings and the Lab was an opportunity for peer-learning amongst urban practitioners from different European cities. Participants contributed to shoe the next stage of the Smart Urban Intermediaries project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.smart-urban-intermediaries.com/who-are-the-suis-and-what-do-they-do/
 
Description LPB meeting about SmartUrbi, (national network of civil servants working in neighbourhoods) in Amersfoort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of the SmartUrbI project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NIG workshop, 'professionals in the front line', Conference Panel, Netherlands Institute of Governance, The Hague 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of SmartUrbI project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation about SmartUrbI in course Triomf van de Stad (Triumph of the City), in Amsterdam Nieuw West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of SmartUrbI project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation about SmartUrbI on 15 years of Vrouw and Vaart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation about local labs at the SURF conference in Amersfoort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about the local lab methodology as part of this conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Danish Conference - Place-based approaches and working with local stakeholders for area-based initiatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at PhD Conference on shadowing at EURA Conference, Tilburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion of the SmartUrbI project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the session 'Conceptualising Community: Reframing Research' at the University of Strathclyde 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of this event was twofold. The first is to explore concepts of community. Given the emphasis on 'community' in policy rhetoric and initiatives, we think that understanding how community as a concept is variously invoked, understood and framed is timely. Who and what, for example, is the community that Government seeks to empower and in which individuals are expected to engage and participate? To what extent do Government's assumptions about community accord with the views and experiences of community members?
The other aim of the event is to consider how this discussion might interface, intersect and inform two of SCCJR's nascent research themes: that of 'Rights, Resistance and Marginalisation' and 'The Praxis of Listening to the Seldom Heard'. Participants discussed the implications of the presentations for these broad themes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation for Norwegean planners about Smart Urban intermediaries and what it means to work locally 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to local practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To launch, promote, raise awareness and elicit participation in the project. Held at Clifton Road Mosque, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, hosted by Citizens UK: Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to local practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To launch, raise awareness and elicit participation in the research. A follow-up workshop at Stirchley Baths, Birmingham, hosted by Birmingham City Council's Neighbourhood Support and Development Unit, for intermediaries from public, voluntary, community and social enterprise sector working in Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to local practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To launch, raise interest and awareness and elicit participation in the research. Event held at Stirchley Baths, Birmingham in September 2017, hosted by Neighbourhood Support and Development Unit, Birmingham City Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public lecture for public planners in Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar for Elected Members organised by North Ayrshire Chief Exec, Improving Local Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This session shared early research findings related to the theme of 'Improving Local Governance'. It galvanised previous relationship with the Chief Executive Department at the North Ayrshire Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar for the Social Research Unit at the Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of ongoing research to the Social Research Unit at the Scottish Government as part of their annual Evidence Fortnight programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop for Glasgow City Council Elected Members 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop was delivered as part of the 'away day' of the Elected Members that form the current administration at Glasgow City Council. It introduced the project to them and helped to make connections to related policy agendas in Glasgow. It also started an ongoing relationship of collaboration with the political side of the council, in addition to previous ongoing collaboration on the public servants / managers / officers side.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018