In our journey to understand the intricacies of smart city development, civic engagement emerges as a fundamental element. Our latest research in Czechia, utilizing the Civic Engagement Scale (CES), offers valuable insights into how citizens interact with and shape their urban spaces.
Our study uncovers a fascinating trend: as individuals age, their levels of civic engagement, both in terms of attitudes and actions, tend to rise. This finding highlights the evolving nature of civic participation across different life stages.
Additionally, the CES reveals subtle yet intriguing differences in how men and women engage with their communities. Women generally exhibit higher scores in the attitudinal aspects of civic engagement, while men tend to have slightly higher scores in behavioral participation. These variations open up a dialogue about the influence of gender roles in shaping civic activity.
Our research transcends mere statistics; it narrates the diverse ways people connect with and contribute to their urban ecosystems. This study is a window into the lives of city dwellers and their role in the tapestry of smart cities.
🔗 Keep an eye out for more in-depth analysis and insights from our study here.
We are excited to share more about the multifaceted nature of civic engagement in smart city contexts!