Giovanni is currently a Senior Researcher at Ideas for Change. Giovanni has been Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Management Information Systems at the School of Business, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). Giovanni has achieved a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Engineering, both at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He earned a PhD in Information Systems at NUIM in 2016. This programme was funded by IRC and Intel Corporation. His research domains cover the concept of Smart Cities, Urban IT Governance, Design Science, Citizen Science, and Open Government Data.
Lucía Paz Errandonea
Lucía is a Civic Engagement Consultant and Researcher at Ideas for Change. She is a political scientist specialised in participatory design and management of city and community projects. She holds master degrees in “New Trends and Innovation Process in Communication” (UJI, Spain) and “Smart Communities, Design and Management” (UNITN, Italy). At Ideas For Change, she currently coordinates different European projects in the field of citizen science and environmental health such as D-Noses, WeCount and CitieS-Health, managing communication and participation strategies.
Local Champion: Xavier Marin Gimeno
After moving to a 1st-floor apartment down a narrow street with significant traffic in the Gràcia neighbourhood (Barcelona), I realised the necessity to show to fellow neighbours and pedestrians the health impacts vehicles are producing in the vicinity. I started a citizen science project where air and noise pollution data is gathered and published live (thanks to the Smartcitizen sensor, another EC's H2020 funded project) and results are shared and commented through social networks. However, the project lacked actual proof that noise & air pollution could be attributed to internal combustion engine vehicles. Hence, WeCount looked like the perfect keystone to complete the project.
Xavier Marin Gimeno is a 36-year old Civil Engineer living in Barcelona and one of WeCount's local champions.
Dr Margarida Sardo is a Senior Research Fellow in Science Communication and develops creative engagement and communication projects in collaboration with other researchers and academics. Within WeCount, Margarida leads on Monitoring and Evaluation. In her spare time, Margarida enjoys growing vegetables, reading and practising aerial hoop.