I´ll be speaking there on public spaces and civic engagement
The Catapult held a series of discussions with those who commission, procure, curate and manage displays and signage. Finn Williams, of the Greater London Authority, is responsible for urban regeneration projects across London. He discusses the Mayor of London’s strategies to de-clutter the high street, whilst reinforcing local culture through signage. Corinna Gardner of the Victoria & Albert Museum is part of a new team curating this emerging product category. She also describes the museum’s need for a more dynamic form of display. Jon Hunter is Head of Design for Transport for London, and responsible for design across a wide variety of complex environments, requiring high standards of accessibility, resilience and consistency. Nigel McKay is Lend Lease’s head of innovation for the Elephant & Castle development in London, and is exploring how such products might enable new amenities and services for residents and visitors, as well as realising strategic ambitions around low-carbon living.
The smart city does not need to be made into a spectacle of magical solutions out of reach of the public, or an odyssey towards submission to the rules of automatic control.
Hackable Cities: A Toolkit for Re-Imagining Your Neighborhood
A new forthcoming book by the great Rob Kitchin, another book I will read this year for sure.
If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.
In Praise of Messy Cities: Usman Haque (@uah) considers “smart” and “engaged” cities …
El viernes pasado tuve la oportunidad de participar en la sesión inicial del curso de verano de la Universidad de Cantabria Nuevas tecnologías y participación ciudadana, un nuevo contexto para la gestión de la ciudad. Planteé la intervención bajo el título Ciudad y tecnología. Participación ciudadana en la sociedad conectada con la idea de hacer una aproximación crítica, realista y constructiva sobre el nuevo escenario de incidencia ciudadana en los asuntos públicos relacionados con la vida urbana.