Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

A Case Study to Demonstrate the Applicability of a Risk Management Framework Based on Collaborative Governance and Integrated Risk-Resilience Strategies for Smart City Lighthouse Projects

Konstantina Karatzoudia and Terje Avenb

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning, University of Stavanger, Norway.


In a recent work, the authors of the present paper presented a framework and methodology for improving the risk management in smart city lighthouse projects. The work suggested ways of improving the risk management based on the collaborative governance concept and a risk-resilience-based framework. The current paper examines the practical applicability of the theoretical analysis. The aim of the work is to support and give substance to the theoretical findings and recommendations based on a study of a real-life smart city lighthouse project. The study will examine the benefits that the suggested framework can bring to the project and the challenges that the project might face when implementing the suggestions. The Positive CityxChange smart city lighthouse project will be used as the case study. The project has been granted funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and will experiment with how the participant cities can become leading cities integrating smart positive energy solutions.

Keywords: Risk management, Smart city, Collaborative governance, Resilience, Positive CityxChange.

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