«Those who control data, AI and digital infrastructures will determine the nature of future institutions. To maintain European social models and defend values and rights, citizens must hold the reins of technology». The Smart City according to Francesca Bria, Chief Technology Officer of Barcelona
The Fab Cities that meet for their Summit in Paris today promise to transform cities into centers for local production and global connection. The Fab Lab in Barcelona explains why this is not a utopia but a possible, citizen-focused future
Sci-fiction writer Bruce Sterling about smart cities: urban intelligence design should originate from the desire to solve social issues. But it doesn’t. And that’s not smart at all…
The Fuorisalone at BASE in Zona Tortona will be a critical investigation of Smart Cities and City Making. Among the initiatives, Trouble Making by Raumplan: on how mass phenomena and the web are redesigning cities. Bottom up.
A week end visit in Athens with Costas Voyatzis, aka Mr Yatzer, to discover the Greek capital’s contemporary twist.
In 2002, Richard Florida had imagined cities becoming forges of prosperity through talent, technology and tolerance. They did. But inequality also came along. In this interview he explains how to restore fairness, and where to start.
The Italian city has changed, and not just in the looks. Milan is rewriting its future: by giving space to small digital manufacturing, to places for open discussions and to citizen’s engagement.
In Eindhoven, the new digital IoT public services made possible through a city-wide grid are being co-designed by citizens. A good example of how cities can keep the driving seat when it comes to Big Data.
The Dutch philosopher Rutger Bregman is convinced that we can design a more just society, without revolutions or “strong men”: to do so we need a utopia for realists, a dream that makes the hearts beat but also the world. To be proposed as the system will collapse.
Ideas change the world. And Danish city Aarhus is using them to bring out a new Europe. The reportage published on D – with pictures by Giuliano Koren – on Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, where art, architecture, design, music and technology are used as agents of social change.