SmartGov: CRISP awarded ESRC grant to study Smart Cities
Professor William Webster and the Stirling CRISP research team have been awarded a 4 year ESRC grant entitled 'SmartGov: Smart Governance of Sustainable Cities'. The award was made under the FAPESP-ESRC-NWO joint call on Sustainable Urban Development and the project will run between 2015 and 2019. The SmartGov project incorporates international comparative research of three Smart cities, in the UK, Netherlands and Brazil, and there are partner research institutions in Utrecht and Sao Paulo. The focus of the project is to assess the factors critical to the emergence of sustainable 'Smart' cities, with particular reference to the emergence of smart technologies, public services and citizen engagement.