On this page, you can find an overview of the Centre for BOLD Cities' current projects. Please visit the project pages for more detailed information on the projects and team members.

Digital literacy in the public library (© Geralt/Pixabay)

Digital literacy in the public library

‘Digital literacy in the public library’ is a VSNU-funded Team Science digital inclusion programme that involves two BOLD Cities scholars, who will co-operate not only with other academics, but also with community members and other stakeholders…
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Big Data and Citizen Engagement in Urban Health Labs

The ‘urban lab’ is increasingly used as a site for experimentation. Are these labs actually able to give citizens more voice in decision-making, or do they rather amplify the voices of citizens that are already expressed through other channels?
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Urban Media Engagement

This research project focuses on the media consumption and production of young people in Rotterdam, and asks how these activities can contribute to what is called an ‘urban identity’ – an identity that is connected to the city.
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Data empowerment in the smart city

The aim of the data empowerment project is to create insights and tools for increasing citizens' awareness and empowerment with regard to the datafication of the public space.
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Breaking the cycle

This NWO-funded project focuses on using data to help create an inclusive school environment outside the classroom for adolescents with autism.
Big Data for Youth Policy (© image: Tom Barrett/Unsplash)

Big data for youth policy

The 'Big data for youth policy' project revolves around the possible use of big, open and linked data for determining how to recover ‘invisible youth’, i.e. unemployed, unregistered young people that are not enrolled in an education programme.
Jouw buurt, jouw data

Jouw buurt, jouw data - research game

This 'gamified survey' is designed to gain insights in the data awareness of Dutch citizens. At the same time, Jouw buurt, jouw data serves to increase this awareness.
Reintegration in BOLD cities

Reintegration in BOLD cities

This project focuses on the possibilities and challenges of designing personalised reintegration strategies for urban residents who are entitled to benefits.
Show Us The Data

Show Us The Data

In this 2017 project, the BOLD Cities team created a contest for designers to help create visibility and awareness with regard to urban (big) data.