The KT4D project is developing a distinctive approach to the emerging tensions between AI and big data on one side, and civic participation and democracy on the other. KT4D will do this by framing its research and innovation activities under the lens of culture and identity. To do so the consortium is taking a strong user-centric approach and all results will be validated via four case studies. Each use case is based on a user scenario which crosses over with at least two of the project’s stakeholder groups as per the descriptions below. Each use case will be hosted in a different city and this is to allow the project to test the outputs in different contexts as each city has its own cultural norms, language, and expectations. This is intended to allow the studies to test the KT4D methodologies in a clear and concrete context.