Team members from Utrecht, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Albert Meijer is the General Project Leader and the Principal Investigator for the team at Utrecht University. He holds chair in Public Innovation and specialized in research into innovation and technology in the public domain.
Zsuzsanna Tomor is a PhD project-researcher from the University of Utrecht. She studied human geography and urban planning and has working experience on the field of sustainable regional development (people-planet-profit). This involved policy evaluation and the mapping of stakeholder involvement / relationships in the search of new forms of shared val
ue creation, network governance and change competence.
Prof. Dr. Stan Geertman is Chair of the Spatial Planning group within the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht
University. He is Professor of Planning Support Science and is specialized in the application of ICT-instruments for the support of spatial planning activities in different policy contexts.
Dr. Ank Michels is assistant professor at Utrecht University School of Governance. She has a background in political science. Her research focuses on citizen participation and democratic innovations.
Ms Muriël Pels holds a Master’s degree in Geosciences from Utrecht University, and is Advisor European cooperation and funding affairs since 2010 at Municipality of Utrecht. She specialized in participation of Municipality Utrecht in research and innovation projects, advising the city’s departments on European cooperation and funding opportunities, particularly in the fields of sustainable urban traffic and transport, resource efficiency, adaptation to climate change, and smart governance.
Hans Sakkers is a sociologist working for the municipality of Utrecht. One of his main responsibilities is cooperation with other European cities, developing networks and projects in the field of urban and social innovation. His recent projects deals with searching for ways to translate the international legal human rights discourse into a local human rights culture, and rethinking the role of cities in the process of globalization for example my re-thinking the value of multi-lingual cities.
Team members from Glasgow, Scotland
Professor C. William R. Webster is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Stirling. He is a Director of CRISP, a research centre dedicated to understanding the social impacts and consequences of technologically mediated surveillance. Professor Webster has research expertise in the policy processes, regulation and governance of CCTV, surveillance in everyday life, privacy and surveillance ethics, as well as public policy relating to data protection and e-government. He is chair of the Scottish Privacy Forum and the LiSS COST Action, and is involved in a number of research projects, including IRISS, ASSERT and SmartGov.
Professor Douglas Robertson’s research expertise focuses on sociological understandings of place, belonging and identity, examining how these interact and influence society, particularly in relation to both social and housing policies at both local and national scales. He also has a long standing interest in governance, spatial planning and housing policy. Having spent his teaching career contributing to post-graduate MSc / Diploma in Housing Studies, following a five year term as Head of School, he moved over to teach undergraduate Sociology and Social Policy.
Charles Leleux is the Research Assistant for the team at the University of Stirling. Based within the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), his research interests include: normalisation of surveillance in everyday life, and inappropriate use by the state of datasets containing citizens’ personal information.
Team members from Curitiba, Brazil
Prof. Maria Alexandra is the Principal Investigator for the team at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She has experience in Administration, with emphasis in Public Organizations, acting on the following subjects: e-government, public information, the information society, public administration and information technology management.
Prof. Eduardo Diniz is a project member for the team at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He has experience in Administration, with emphasis in Information Systems and his research interest is focused on: ICT and development, banking technology, technology in the public sector and government, e-commerce and management of virtual environments of business.
Prof. Dr. Eduardo de Rezende Francisco is a project member from the team at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. He is specialized in Geoanalysis, Spatial Statistics and Big Data.
Erico Przeybilovicz is a PhD project-researcher from the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. He studied e-government, e-participation and smart cities.
Renata Barão Leal is a undergraduate student at the Public Administration School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Her research interests are linked to urban studies, smart cities, local development and citizen participation.