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Impact of technologies in urban life, mainly following this smart cities buzzword and the digital-urban links
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Smart technology is a solution looking for a problem

Smart technology is a solution looking for a problem | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Technologies like driverless cars and smart heating systems could end up making cities dysfunctional says Maarten Hajer, Rotterdam Biennale 2016 curator.
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Smart cities as socio-technical imaginary

Smart cities as socio-technical imaginary | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Outline of the PhD Dissertation Smart cities as socio-technical imaginary (Manu Fernández) @manufernandez
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Only Smart Citizens can enable true Smart Cities

Only Smart Citizens can enable true Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The logic of the city is based on chaos and diversity. Smart cities should have a bottom-up nature, initiated by the smart citizens.
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The Problem with Smart Cities - cat matson

The Problem with Smart Cities - cat matson | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
It’s easy to be seduced by the promises of a ‘smart’ city – a highly efficient system, fed by sensors and data that, promisingly ease many of today’s present and future challenges of urbanisation. Traffic flows are adjusted with smart traffic lights to ease congestion, car-parking pricing is offered dynamically based on demand and key …
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How emergence of smart urban services will change the way we work, move, and live in cities?

How emergence of smart urban services will change the way we work, move, and live in cities? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
For the past half-century, the central functions of our cities – housing, mobility, work and commerce – have remained more or less unchanged. Technical improvements have been incremental, business models have not diversified. Market structures are in many cases still very similar to how they were fifty years ago. It appears, however, that we are about to witness remarkable changes in the way we live, move, work and shop in cities.   Did you know sensors will soon contact everything that surrounds us to the Internet? These sensors can be…
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Issue-oriented hackathons as material participation

Issue-oriented hackathons as material participation
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Humanizing tech in New York City

Humanizing tech in New York City | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Rapid technological change has brought incredible opportunities as well as daunting challenges to cities around the world. In New York City, the de Blasio administration created a new team, the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, to grapple with these issues. We spoke with Minerva Tantoco and Jeff Merritt, the City’s first chief technology officer and director of innovation, respectively, to learn more.
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Technology & democracy: is there any hope?

Technology & democracy: is there any hope? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The presence of world famous publicist and Internet sceptic, Evgeny Morozov, was just one of the reasons why the Theatrum Anatonicum was filled to the brim last week. The European project D-Cent, Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies, provided the audience with inspiring perspectives on the use of technology for societal and democratic goals. The event was truly at the core of Waag Society’s topics and beliefs.
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Ciudades inteligentes: retos de diseño para las políticas urbanas

Ciudades inteligentes: retos de diseño para las políticas urbanas | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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MORNING SEMINAR: BITS, BYTES AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT - Danish Architecture Centre

MORNING SEMINAR: BITS, BYTES AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT - Danish Architecture Centre | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
What applications associated with the Internet of Things are involved in urban development in Denmark? How can we realise smart city solutions in the best possible way? At this professional morning seminar at DAC, you can hear input from the leading Danish players in the field of technology and urban development, expand your network, and join in the debate.
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Remote Controls, Switchboards, Dashboards, War Rooms: The Cybernetics DNA of Smart Cities

Remote Controls, Switchboards, Dashboards, War Rooms: The Cybernetics DNA of Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Is the smart city an authoritarian construct?
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La base física de la red: invisibilidad y privacidad

La base física de la red: invisibilidad y privacidad | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Why we should design smart cities for getting lost

Why we should design smart cities for getting lost | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Why we should design smart cities for getting lost
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Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption

Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The stories of places like Songdo in South Korea or Masdar city in Abu Dhabi fit the classic Smart City mold: technologically highly advanced, newly built cities, planned in a top- down manner by leading architects and technology companies. This, however, is not the reality in which most of us urban-dwellers live: In 30 years’ time, the majority of urban dwellers will still live in neighbourhoods built in the 20th century. Yet the Smart City approach is the paradigm of urban development in the 2010s. Nordic Cities Beyond Digital Disruption…
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It’s time for urbanists and technologists to start talking

It's time for urbanists and technologists to start talking - Sidewalk Talk - Medium
When Larry Page announced the creation of Sidewalk Labs last summer, he recognized that digital innovations have an enormous capacity to…
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No habrá libro (por ahora)

No habrá libro (por ahora) | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
@manufernandez - Understanding cities and urban policies, urban innovation, sustainable and human cities
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Design & The City (Amsterdam, 19-22 April 2016)

Design & The City (Amsterdam, 19-22 April 2016) | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Connecting Expertise to Government
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