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    Citizen budgets in the smart city – a good idea?

    Date: 12/01/2017
    Category: Opinions
    Citizen participation is essential to many smart city ambitions. Smart cities are supposed to be resourceful in using and harvesting scarce resources, including ‘ideas’. In this sense the ‘Citizen Budget’ is a great idea. By committing financial means, and at the same time exposing project ideas, the city attracts bottom-up ideas that could prove to be attractive to realise the city vision. At the same time the initiative contributes to a higher form of citizen participation, as the city does not limit itself to listening to citizen’s needs, but commits to the execution of a selection of these ideas. So the citizen budget is a good idea? Researcher Joachim Van den Bergh sees some attention points.
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