The Smart Flanders Program: A Collaborative and Co-Creative Approach to the Development and Implementation of a Joint Open Data Policy Amongst Cities

TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018

7 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2018 Last revised: 31 Jul 2018

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Nils Walravens

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, imec-SMIT

Mathias Van Compernolle

imec-MICT, Ghent University

Jan Waeben

imec-SMIT

Pieter Colpaert

imec-IDLab, Ghent University

Date Written: July 29, 2018

Abstract

The Smart Flanders program was initiated by the Flemish Government (Belgium) at the start of 2017. The goal of the program is to support the 13 so-called center cities in the Region (by and large the biggest cities) and a representation of the Flemish Community in the Brussels Region with defining and implementing a common open data policy. In order to achieve this, these cities needed to find a common framework on a relatively new topic. An Open Data Charter was established by employing co-creative methods. Going forward, the Charter will be translated into concrete actions, to be taken by the cities involved.

Keywords: open data, smart cities

Suggested Citation

Walravens, Nils and Van Compernolle, Mathias and Waeben, Jan and Colpaert, Pieter, The Smart Flanders Program: A Collaborative and Co-Creative Approach to the Development and Implementation of a Joint Open Data Policy Amongst Cities (July 29, 2018). TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141436

Nils Walravens (Contact Author)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, imec-SMIT ( email )

Pleinlaan 9
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

Mathias Van Compernolle

imec-MICT, Ghent University ( email )

Jan Waeben

imec-SMIT ( email )

Pleinlaan 9
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

Pieter Colpaert

imec-IDLab, Ghent University ( email )

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