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What Smart Campuses Can Teach Us about Smart Cities: A Case Study on Open Data

Version 1 : Received: 2 September 2018 / Approved: 3 September 2018 / Online: 3 September 2018 (09:39:24 CEST)

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Vasileva, R.; Rodrigues, L.; Hughes, N.; Greenhalgh, C.; Goulden, M.; Tennison, J. What Smart Campuses Can Teach Us about Smart Cities: User Experiences and Open Data. Information 2018, 9, 251. Vasileva, R.; Rodrigues, L.; Hughes, N.; Greenhalgh, C.; Goulden, M.; Tennison, J. What Smart Campuses Can Teach Us about Smart Cities: User Experiences and Open Data. Information 2018, 9, 251.

Journal reference: Information 2018, 9, 251
DOI: 10.3390/info9100251

Abstract

Universities, like cities, have embraced novel technologies and data-based solutions to improve their campuses with ‘smart’ becoming a welcomed concept. Campuses in many ways are small-scale cities. They increasingly seek to address similar challenges and to deliver improved experiences to their users. How can data be used in making this vision a reality? What can we learn from smart campuses that can be scale up to smart cities? A short research study was conducted over a three-month period at a public university in the United Kingdom employing stakeholder interviews and user surveys, aiming at gaining insight into these questions. Based on the study, the authors suggest that making data publicly available could bring many benefits to different groups of stakeholders and campus users. These benefits come with risks and challenges such as data privacy and protection and infrastructure hurdles. However, if these challenges can be overcome, open data could contribute significantly to improving campuses and user experiences, and potentially set an example for smart cities.

Subject Areas

Smart city; smart campus; open data

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