This is a panel is about "ownership" as alternative design approach to the so-called Smart City paradigm. The session is hosted by Virtueel Platform and The Mobile City, and moderated by Tracy Metz, renowned journalist of NRC. A copy of the new study "Ownership in de hybride stad" (in Dutch) will be available for all participants.
The “Smart City” paradigm in urban design promises a future in which our cities will be more efficient and sustainable through the use of digital media technologies. That's great, but are cities really all about calculation and efficiency?
In this session we present “ownership” as an alternative design approach. How can we employ new technologies to keep our ever more complex cities livable and lively for humans? How can we design cities where citizens feel they belong, and feel the city belongs to them as well... where they have the power to act on communally shared issues? In short: how can digital media aid in strengthening a sense of “ownership” among urbanites?
This session is the official launch of the study “Ownership in the Hybrid City”, conducted by Virtueel Platform and The Mobile City. A copy of the study will be available for all participants.
This session features talks by Virtueel Platform, Michiel de Lange & Martijn de Waal (TheMobileCity.nl) and Carl Lens (verbeterdebuurt.nl). Tracy Metz of NRC Handelsblad is moderator.
"Future Cities: Designing for Ownership" is the official launch of "Ownership in de hybride stad", a study conducted by Virtueel Platform and The Mobile City as part of a bigger project on the Hybrid City / Media en de Stad.
Researching mobile media, urbanism, identity | Lecturer new media studies Utrecht University | co-founder @themobilecity bio from Twitter
Journalist at NRC Handelsblad, intl correspondent Architectural Record, Loeb Fellow '07 Harvard GSD bio from Twitter
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