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1 4 2019
BOLD Cities co-signs national Smart Society Declaration
At the closing conference of the 'Nederland Digitaal' (Netherlands Digital) Days, the Centre for BOLD Cities co-signed a national declaration on the smart society. In the declaration, national and local government, as well as partners from knowledge institutions and corporations, express their intention to co-operate and help innovate and develop the Dutch 'smart society'. BOLD Cities researcher Jiska Engelbert joined a session on this topic, in which she argued for citizen inclusion in smart society developments.
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A new Centre strategy
The board of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus alliance has approved the Centre for BOLD Cities’ strategic plan for the period 2019-2024. In the past three years, the Centre for BOLD Cities has successfully contributed to NWA Route Smart and Liveable Cities, and in the Digital Cities and Communities theme in the VSNU Digital Society Programme. The Centre now aims to further develop these themes and has adapted three research lines: for, by and with citizens and civil servants, which will be developed with teams of LDE researchers. 
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PhD student selected for NWO research project 

Lisa van Klaveren was selected as the new PhD student in the project titled 'Breaking the cycle: an inclusive school environment outside the classroom for adolescents with ASD'. This multidisciplinary collaboration project, is supported by a NWO grant received in July 2018. Van Klaveren has started her PhD under supervision of prof. dr. Carolien Rieffe
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The use of big data is largely illegal under GDPR
Professor Peter Swire,
former privacy and security advisor to US president Obama, during this year's BOLD Cities Kick-off meeting... [read more]
Centre for BOLD Cities contributes to VNG's digital principles
The Centre for BOLD Cities proudly announces its role as knowledge partner in the VNG's (Association of Dutch Municipalities) road to developing a set of principles for the digital city. These principles will be applied to technical, social, legal and ethical issues. The BOLD Cities team has joined a process in which municipalities and institutions work together in identifying principles that all Dutch municipalities can use as guidance for their day-to-day data practices. Read more

Research game Jouw buurt, jouw data continues to gain widespread attention
The Centre for BOLD Cities’ research game Jouw buurt, jouw data (Your Neighbourhood, Your Data) continues to attract interest. Members of the research team have, for instance, given guest lectures and lessons at different schools. A press release with preliminary findings gained attention from various news outlets on the European Data Privacy Day, leading to national radio and television appearances. Read more

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The Centre for BOLD Cities conveys the socially responsible use of data and digital technologies for, by and with citizens and civil servants in the urban environment. The SHARED mission is carried out through multidisciplinary research, education and valorisation.

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