Smart City - a Quest for Innovation within the EPS Framework

Hanzl, Małgorzata and Młynarczyk, Antonina and Tessier, Alizee and Meiriño Munoz, Marcos and Miciedes, Iban and Noirot, Fanny (2014) Smart City - a Quest for Innovation within the EPS Framework. REAL CORP 2014 – PLAN IT SMART! Clever Solutions for Smart Cities. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 563-571.

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The paper presents the process of education and its results which addressed the issue of innovation in the field of Smart City technology. The project was realised within the framework of a European Project Semester (EPS) at Lodz University of Technology. The Project Based Learning methodology enhances collaboration and creativity in finding solutions to defined problems. The first phase of the project was assigned to define germane areas of research under the general umbrella of Smart Cities. Further, brainstorming allowed students to choose a detailed task to be performed. The implementation phase entailed work on an application of their choice and its reality check in the urban environment of Lodz city centre. The students developed a smart phone application which may serve as a social platform allowing citizens to express their opinion on various spots in the city. The functionality is based on crowd-sourcing. The app structure is open and flexible and may be subsequently extended with the addition of new layers of information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creativity, education, EPS, Smart City, project based learning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 12:53
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 12:53

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