Author Archives: Sally

About Sally

Dr Sally Caird (FHEA) is a Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability at the Open University with an extensive research and publication record in the design, development and evaluation of innovative products, services and systems. My current interests are in city innovation programmes.

New Cities Foundation ‘Special feature: Smartcities and technology’ in ‘The Big Picture’

I was delighted to be invited by the New Cities Foundation to write for ‘The Big Picture’ editorial’s ‘Special feature: Smartcities and technology’ with Cisco. My short article “A Tale of Smart Cities in the UK” published 10/11/2018 is available … Continue reading

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SmartDframe research news

Work on the SmartDframe research project is continuing with new ideas for evaluation design for smart city projects and programmes. This follows the publication ‘City approaches to smart city evaluation and reporting: case studies in the United Kingdom’ in the … Continue reading

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Presentation at First International Conference: Smart Cities Smart Regions

Sally Caird launched the Report ‘A Tale of Evaluation and Reporting in UK Smart Cities’ at the First International Smart Cities: Smart Regions Conference in Finland, May 2016.    

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Evaluating smart city success

The challenge to design the smartest cities has been embraced in most larger UK cities but less is known about how to evaluate and measure the “smartness” of each approach. Now, the SmartDframe project linked to the MK:Smart project led … Continue reading

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Welcome to SmartDFrame

Greetings from Sally Caird and Gerd Kortuem We were awarded funding following an application to The Open University’s Smart Cities Open Challenge Competition to work on the SmartDframe project 2014-2015. This aims to develop new cross cutting ‘smart city evaluation frameworks’ to … Continue reading

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