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2020-07-10Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00020
Zooming Into the Ecosystem: Agency and Politics Around Open Data Platforms in Lyon and Berlin
dc.contributor.authorSlobodova, Olga
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Sören
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-10T18:03:07Z
dc.date.available2022-11-10T18:03:07Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-10none
dc.date.updated2022-09-05T18:19:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/26136
dc.description.abstractOpen data platforms provide free access to datasets in key areas of urban development. Often managed by the local state, open data platforms constitute a part of smart city strategies worldwide, serving different, potentially contradictory aims, i.e., fostering economic development, pursuing civic objectives or improving administrative efficiency. Reflecting these diverse orientations, our interest lies in understanding how open data platforms are coproduced by different actors based on their conceptions of open data. Taking a critical stance toward the often functionalistic interpretation of open data initiatives as ecosystems, we conceptualize the development of open data initiatives through a dynamic approach to agency, focusing on the strategies of different actor groups shaping open data initiatives and platforms in specific local governance contexts. Empirically, the paper analyses the development of open data initiatives and platforms in two European cities, Lyon and Berlin. Starting with the initial steps for setting open data on the agenda, we apply a process perspective unpacking actors' conceptions of open data and their strategies to shape open data initiatives and platform design. The analysis is based on tracing development processes and on interviews with representatives of city administrations, open data initiatives and civil society. Our findings indicate the objectives of open data initiatives were narrowed down to economic development and administration efficiency, despite broader visions on open data among other actors. This can be traced back to the high importance of personnel, financial and technical resources for defining the implementation of open data initiatives.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectopen dataeng
dc.subjecturban platformseng
dc.subjectdata policyeng
dc.subjectstructure and agencyeng
dc.subjecturban governanceeng
dc.subject.ddc005 Computerprogrammierung, Computerprogramme, Datennone
dc.subject.ddc550 Geowissenschaftennone
dc.titleZooming Into the Ecosystem: Agency and Politics Around Open Data Platforms in Lyon and Berlinnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/26136-1
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/frsc.2020.00020none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/25457
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleFrontiers in sustainable citiesnone
local.edoc.pages16none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionIntegrative Forschungsinstitutenone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameFrontiers Medianone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLausannenone
local.edoc.container-volume2none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber20none
dc.identifier.eissn2624-9634

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