My name is Alicja Kepka and I am a 3rd-year student of Media & Information programme at the University of Amsterdam. I am currently working on my thesis which focuses on the development of smart cities. I'm looking for people working on interesting projects, companies, or organizations that might help me with my project.
The main goal of my research is to take a closer look at the discourse around smart cities in the Netherlands and explore the role of citizens in the decision-making and implementation processes. I am especially interested in investigating how companies and organizations involve citizens and how they deal with more vulnerable groups in the society (for example, computer illiterate or older generations) when thinking about smart city technologies.
Would you be interested in giving a short interview to answer a few questions about your organization, the development of smart cities, and the involvement of citizens? The interview could take place in person, over the phone, or through the internet. It shouldn’t last longer than 1 hour. It would be also recorded and transcribed at the later stage. Your valuable input would be later used in the final publication, with all relevant acknowledgments.