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Transcript of Smart Cities
Smart Public Safety
How can we think about the
Open / Closed
Scale of Intervention
Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Open Source Urbanism: Problematization
Academic articles according to Google Scholar
Cyber Physical Systems
Actor Network Theory
...makes information machine-readable
Conservation of forms
Smart City Translation from major past urban interventions
2. Theoretical Framework
4. OS Urbanism
iCities and ICTs:
An introduction to the challenging relation between Cities and Information and Communication Technologies
Dylan Roman Corzo
Slum - profiling
Slum - Profiling
Rio de Janeiro
Printed Media for OWS
Open Source Urbanism
Prof. Günter Meinert
Change of Scale
What happens to the character (
) of the Cities-ICT-relation as system, when submitted to a
change of scale
Central Research Question
Smart City Findings
1. No consensus about definition
2. "It is all about Data"
3. Closed Systems (until now)
4. Lessons from the past:
Characteristics of Open Systems:
Open Source Urbanism Findings
1. Urban scale ICT based spontaneous initiatives
2. Summed Up initiatives not necessarily better
3. Particularization of initiatives appropriated and capitalized upon for private interest: exacerbated by ICT
Information and Communication Technologies
TU Berlin Urban Management
Main references and further readings
Cityofsound.com. (2014). Cityofsound: essay: on the smart city; or, a 'manifesto' for smart citizens instead. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2013/02/on-the-smart-city-a-call-for-smart-citizens-instead.html [Accessed: 30 Jan 2014]
Dutton, W. H. (2013). The oxford handbook of internet studies. Oxford: Oxford University
Harvey, D. (2011). The enigma of capital. London: Profile Books.
Harvey, D. (2012). Rebel cities. London: VERSO BOOKS.
Harvey, D. (1990). The condition of postmodernity. Oxford [England]: Blackwell.
Hollands, R. G. (2008). Will the real smart city please stand up? intelligent, progressive or entrepreneurial?. City, 12 (3), pp. 303--320.
Sassen, S. & Latham, R. L. (2005). Digital formations: constructing an object of study. IT And New Architecture In The Global Realm, [Accessed: 10 Oct 2013].
Sennett, R. (2013). The open city. [e-book] http://www.richardsennett.com/site/SENN/UploadedResources/The%20Open%20City.pdf [Accessed: 9 Jan 2014].