Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 637467
Sist endret: 14. november 2019 13:05

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 637467
Sist endret: 14. november 2019 13:05
Prosjekt

SMARTNORTH: Sustainable development and MAnagement by paRTicipatory governance practices in the High NORTH

prosjektleder

Evgenii Aleksandrov
ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Norges forskningsråd

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
41176469
Sted
Evgenii Aleksandrov

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. september 2018 Slutt: 30. september 2020

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Tittel

SMARTNORTH: Sustainable development and MAnagement by paRTicipatory governance practices in the High NORTH

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

The growing use of ICT technology and so-called Smart City-, community-, region- initiatives opens up new areas for public innovation, especially regarding the development of local dimension of governance in the High North. Such innovations can give greater voice to local stakeholders, in relation to strategic, urban and financial planning decisions in the High North territories. However, knowledge about the existing and new practices of local stakeholders’ involvement/participation and Smart Cities in the context of the High North is mostly missing. Smart City initiatives suggest technological development of cities with focus on infrastructures and services which improve citizens’ life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory governance (PG). PG concept suggests that local stakeholders (e.g. citizens) become active contributors into local governance, including strategic, urban and financial planning.

Founded on an international team of researchers from Norway, Russia and Finland, SMARTNORTH project combines the fields of public administration, management and organizational science. By these means, project group investigates the scope of and driving forces for the development of PG and Smart City initiatives in High North along with their potential effects on sustainable development in High North communities.

On the first phase of the project, the project team has been mapping existing experiences of PG and Smart City initiatives via a comprehensive media and documentary review of 76 cities in the High North of Norway, Russia, Finland and North America. The preliminary findings demonstrate that: while the smart city initiatives are growing in the High North, the concept, developed outside the High North, requires careful interpretation and translation into its unique context with the use of PG mechanisms and performance management. The results show that, with minority exceptions, the Smart City and PG initiatives are disconnected from each other. It seems that the global Smart City technological solutions are introduced regardless acknowledging local communities needs and unique challenges of the High North.

On the current phase of the project, the project team identified several cities to conduct in-depth studies of Smart City and PG initiatives in the High North, namely in Norway (Bodø), Finland (Oulu), Russia (Murmasnk, Tuemen and Solekhard) and North America (Anchorage). This in-depth investigation will give more comprehensive knowledge on challenges and opportunities of Smart City and PG initiatives to contribute into sustainable development of High North communities. Following up these cases, the project will summarize Smart City and PG initiatives in the High North by countries' comparison.

For the current moment, the project resulted in 3 peer-review publications, one paper under review and 3 working papers presented in international conferences/seminars in Norway, Finland, Russia and even New Zealand. In addition, the project group published 3 newspaper chronicles and actively promoted the project ideas and findings via presentations for public and practitioners. The expected output of the project is five papers in international academic journals, several chronicles in High North newspapers, a policy-oriented report with participatory practices' guidelines and a bank of participatory practices and Smart City initiatives in the High North.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The project investigates the scope of and driving forces for the development of participatory governance (PG) practices and their potential effects on sustainable development in High North communities. The growing use of ICT technology and so-called “smart” city/community/region concepts open up new areas for public innovation, especially regarding the development of new PG practices in the High North. Such innovations can give greater voice to local stakeholders, in relation to strategic, urban and financial planning decisions in the High North territories. However, knowledge about the nature of such PG practices in the context of the High North is mostly missing.

This project would address the need for new knowledge about 1) the variation of practices in the High North; 2) the driving forces behind the development of such PG practices, their divergence or convergence within the High North and towards global trends; and 3) the potential effects of such PG practices on the sustainable development of High North communities.

Founded on an international team, the project is an interdisciplinary research, combining the fields of public administration, management and organizational science. The two-year project will 1) map PG experiences in the High North via a comprehensive media review; 2) identify and conduct in-depth qualitative studies of several exceptional cases of PG experiences in the High North territories of Norway, Finland, Russia and North America, through documentary analysis, observations, interviews and experimental methodology. We will summarize and conceptualize PG experiences in the High North by incorporating the dimension of countries’ comparison.

The output of the project will be five papers in top international academic journals, several chronicles in High North newspapers, a policy-oriented report, participatory practices’ guidelines and a bank of best PG practices in the High North.  

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Evgenii Aleksandrov

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet

Anatoli Bourmistrov

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap ved Norges Handelshøyskole

Giuseppe Grossi

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

Elena Dybtsyna

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet

Nadezda Nazarova

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet
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Resultater Resultater

“Accounting for Smart and Sustainable Cities”.

Bourmistrov, Anatoli; Mouritsen, Jan. 2019, Call for papers in the JPBAFM. NORDPoster

Member of the panel: Citizen and local government interaction: enabling citizen participation.

Bourmistrov, Anatoli. 2019, Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum . NORDPopulærvitenskapelig foredrag

Smart Cities and citizen involvement for the High North.

Khodachek, Igor. 2019, Nordic Edge Expo. Populærvitenskapelig foredrag

SMARTNORTH project and Smart societies.

Bourmistrov, Anatoli. 2019, Meeting with Bodø Municipality. NORDPopulærvitenskapelig foredrag

Smart Cities and Participatory Governance in the High North.

Giltman, Marina; Khodachek, Igor. 2019, Public Administration: the role of citizens in constructing digital governance. Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
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