The article below summaries initiatives from the cities of Barcelona and Amsterdam to put citizens in the center of datamanagement and ask them in the first place which dat are needed. Amsterdam and Barcelona participate with other participants like the Waag and the Radboud University in Nijmegen in a EU funded project DECODE in order to develop useful citizen orientated tools. The project has been discussed recently in a meeting in Pakhuis de Zwijger.
The 'smartest' cities are restoring citizen's ownership of data
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