‘The IT Living Platform Project’
Citizen-i is working with partners at the University of Salford’s Thinklab, SoBE unit and data-visualisation specialists Mirrorworld Technologies in developing a new collaborative platform for strategic planning and policy development. The ‘IT Living Platform’ project is supported through the University’s ‘Industrial Collaboration Zones’ (ICZ) initiative and HEIF funding, and seeks to support increased data-sharing, the use of real-time data, and enhanced data visualisation as the basis for better informed and more effective cross-boundary (GM-wide) strategic planning. The pilot project, working with Salford City Council as key partners, reported back in July 2017 and Phase 2, working across local authority boundaries with Salford CC and Manchester CC, will begin in autumn 2017.
‘Citizens & Inclusive Growth’ Report
Citizen-i is delighted to have led the recent ‘Citizen Engagement in Inclusive Growth’ project, working in partnership with the RSA and JRF. The final report, which draws on a range of international case-studies and which advocates for hyper-local and human-centred strategy and policy design, open and independent space, balance between ‘high tech’ and ‘high touch’ approaches, and a new understanding of ‘value’ as the basis for a more sustainable and inclusive growth model, is available to download here: Citizens & Inclusive Growth
‘The State of the City 2017’
Citizen-i Director Clare Devaney features in this piece for Manchester Confidential by Jonathan Schofield which reflects on the current state of play with Manchester and the Greater Manchester region, and asks ‘where to next?’ for 2017: State of the City
‘Citizen Engagement in Inclusive Growth’ Project
Citizen-i is delighted to be working with the RSA and JRF to deliver a new piece of research looking at the role of citizenship in the inclusive growth agenda. The project will explore international approaches to citizen engagement and the conditions for inclusive growth, and will work with selected UK cities in synthesising learning and co-designing a UK call to action. Emerging findings from the project can be found on the RSA’s Medium platform, here. A final report will be published in summer 2017