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Toward Sustainable ICT-Supported Neighborhood Development—A Maturity Model

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Care & Technology Lab (IMTT), Furtwangen University, 78120 Furtwangen, Germany
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Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Institute for Information Management and Information Systems (IMU), Osnabrück University, 49069 Osnabrück, Germany
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Careum School of Health, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
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Department of Economics, University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9319; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229319
Received: 9 October 2020 / Revised: 30 October 2020 / Accepted: 7 November 2020 / Published: 10 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: maturity model; neighborhood development; ICT—information and communication technology maturity model; neighborhood development; ICT—information and communication technology
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Renyi, M.; Hegedüs, A.; Maier, E.; Teuteberg, F.; Kunze, C. Toward Sustainable ICT-Supported Neighborhood Development—A Maturity Model. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9319. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229319

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Renyi M, Hegedüs A, Maier E, Teuteberg F, Kunze C. Toward Sustainable ICT-Supported Neighborhood Development—A Maturity Model. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9319. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229319

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Renyi, Madeleine, Anna Hegedüs, Edith Maier, Frank Teuteberg, and Christophe Kunze. 2020. "Toward Sustainable ICT-Supported Neighborhood Development—A Maturity Model" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9319. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229319

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