Toward Sustainable ICT-Supported Neighborhood Development-A Maturity Model

Autor(en): Renyi, Madeleine
Hegedus, Anna
Maier, Edith
Teuteberg, Frank 
Kunze, Christophe
Stichwörter: CARE; COMMUNITY; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Environmental Studies; Green & Sustainable Science & Technology; ICT— information and communication technology; maturity model; neighborhood development; Science & Technology - Other Topics
Erscheinungsdatum: 2020
Herausgeber: MDPI
Volumen: 12
Ausgabe: 22
Scientists promote the fostering of caring communities as a means of sustainably coping with demographic changes. They consider community-based technologies to have a high potential for supporting the establishment of caring communities. However, implementing community-based technologies is a complex endeavor, making sustainable adoption difficult. We have developed a maturity model aimed at standardizing the monitoring and evaluation of neighborhood projects. Based on a maturity model for integrated care, we conducted a Delphi study, to develop a maturity model for information and communication technology (ICT)-supported neighborhood development. In eight case studies, the model was validated and subsequently adapted to the specific needs and requirements of neighborhood projects. These studies emphasized the importance of at least 12 decisive dimensions and showed that the maturity model could be applied at different stages of a project. The current form of the maturity model can be used to help orient, as well as monitor and evaluate, neighborhood development projects. Future work will be necessary to further develop accompanying materials and services and to foster the exchange of best practices and experience between projects.
DOI: 10.3390/su12229319

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