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Reference no. 921-0023-1
Published by: RSM Case Development Centre
Published in: 2021
Length: 14 pages
Data source: Field research
Notes: This item is part of a free case collection. For terms & conditions go to www.thecasecentre.org/freecaseterms

Abstract

The case presents the opportunities and challenges facing the City of Rotterdam in the Netherlands surrounding the introduction of an open urban platform (OUP). It devotes particular attention to the issues of platform purpose, platform governance, financing, trust, and citizen engagement - all of which influence the adoption of OUP by city management and the possibilities for innovation in the city of Rotterdam. The case is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Smart City project RUGGEDISED, in which Rotterdam is one of the lighthouse cities. This project aims to develop and implement smart solutions in the field of energy, e-Mobility, and ICT to create smart, resilient cities. The overall goals of the RUGGEDISED project are to improve the quality of life of citizens, to reduce the environmental impacts of activities, and to create a stimulating environment for sustainable economic development. This case is part of the RSM free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/rsmfreecases for more information on the collection).

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2021.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
The Netherlands
Location:
Rotterdam

Featured company

Digital City Rotterdam
Type:
Government agency
Industry:
Urban development

Featured protagonist

  • Roland van der Heijden (male), Digital City Program Manager at the Municipality of Rotterdam

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Abstract

The case presents the opportunities and challenges facing the City of Rotterdam in the Netherlands surrounding the introduction of an open urban platform (OUP). It devotes particular attention to the issues of platform purpose, platform governance, financing, trust, and citizen engagement - all of which influence the adoption of OUP by city management and the possibilities for innovation in the city of Rotterdam. The case is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Smart City project RUGGEDISED, in which Rotterdam is one of the lighthouse cities. This project aims to develop and implement smart solutions in the field of energy, e-Mobility, and ICT to create smart, resilient cities. The overall goals of the RUGGEDISED project are to improve the quality of life of citizens, to reduce the environmental impacts of activities, and to create a stimulating environment for sustainable economic development. This case is part of the RSM free case collection (visit www.thecasecentre.org/rsmfreecases for more information on the collection).

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Settings

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2021.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
The Netherlands
Location:
Rotterdam

Featured company

Digital City Rotterdam
Type:
Government agency
Industry:
Urban development

Featured protagonist

  • Roland van der Heijden (male), Digital City Program Manager at the Municipality of Rotterdam

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