Saturday 15 February 2014

Urban Data Hack

Smart cities are about community-based organisations working with open-source tools and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques for civic science. We have the tools to create solutions where public authorities fail to offer them. We have the tools to co-create and design public services in a co-operative way. There are thousands of hacker spaces and media labs organising people to create local solutions and digitally-based civic engagement processes. And this is how a smart city becomes real. Smart cities are about transforming the public space by digital means to create new contexts for participation and to enjoy the city.
~ Manu Fernandez

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