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Critical social innovation in the smart city era for a city-regional european horizon 2020

Igor Calzada
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Dr Igor Calzada is PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Future of Cities Programme at the University of Oxford (UK), COMPAS & InSIS and at Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science. More information at: http://www.about.me/icalzada ; http://www.igorcalzada.com; @icalzada

Abstract

In 2020, in the new EU strategic horizon[1] that is opening at present, the place should matter more than ever when it refers to territories that are envisaged from the Social Innovation paradigm (Moulaert[2], Mulgan[3] and Morgan[4]). Nevertheless, how will the suggested H2020 strategy based on Smart City and Communities[5], contribute and implement the so-called Social Innovation; facing realistic, economic and politic-driven issues in an increasingly territorially heterogeneous EU current context? This article aims to shed some light on the Critical Social Innovation (CSI) challenges from a constructive position.

[1]Horizon 2020- Work Programme 2014-2015: Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.

[2]Moulaert, F., MacCallum, D., Mehmood, A. and Hamdouch, A. (2013) International Handbook of Social Innovation. Social Innovation: Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

[3]Mulgan, G. and Puttick, R. (2013) Making evidence useful: the case for new institutions. London: NESTA.

[4]Morgan, K. (2013), The Rise of Metropolitics: Urban Governance in the Age of the City-Region. In: Bradford, N. And Bramwell, A. eds. Governing Urban Economies: Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City-Regions, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

[5]https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/socialinnovationeurope/node/4359

Resumen

En 2020, en el nuevo horizonte estratégico de la UE que se está abriendo en la actualidad, el lugar debe importar más que nunca si tratamos de observar a los Territorios desde el paradigma de la Innovación Social (Moulaert, Mulgany Morgan). Sin embargo: ¿Cómo, la citada Estrategia H2020 basada en la Smart Cities y Comunidades, puede contribuir, implementar y poner en práctica la manida Innovación Social, dando respuestas realistas, a las problemáticas económicas y políticas que están emergiendo en un contexto como el de la UE, cada vez más heterogéneo territorialmente hablando? El objetivo de este artículo es proponer la Innovación Social Crítica (CSI), es decir: exponer los retos de la Innovación Social, desde una óptica de construcción crítica.

Resum

Al 2020, en el nou horitzó estratègic de la UE que s'està obrint a l'actualitat, el lloc ha d’importar més que mai, si tractem d'observar els Territoris des del paradigma de la Innovació Social (Moulaert, Mulgany Morgan). Però: Com pot, l'esmentada Estratègia H2020 basada en la Smart Cities comunitats, contribuir, implementar i posar en pràctica, la tant utilitzada Innovació Social, donant respostes realistes, a les problemàtiques econòmiques i polítiques que estan emergint en un context com el de la UE, cada vegada més heterogeni territorialment parlant? L'objectiu d'aquest article és proposar la Innovació Social Crítica (CSI), és a dir: exposar els reptes de la Innovació Social, des d’una òptica de construcció crítica.

Keywords


Critical Social Innovation, Urban Experimental Governance, City-Regions, EU, H2020, RIS3, Smart Cities, Territorial Development Strategies and Penta Helix

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