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Wednesday, May 18 • 9:45am - 10:00am
Making The Open City

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Citizen-led initiatives in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bristol are currently demonstrating that it is possible to put people at the heart of smart city innovation and technology at the service of society. Tackling urban issues by appropriating technology, discussing data ownership and privacy, and exploring commoning and sharing dynamics they aim to co-create more inclusive, open and resilient cities. This presentation sheds light on how citizens are catalysing a new wave in smart city design that challenges existing power structures, amplifies the range of available solutions to urban issues and therefore creates value and opportunities for all. 

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Mara Balestrini

Partner and Director of Research, Ideas for Change
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) expert and technology strategist. Track record of successful independent technology interventions for community engagement as well as co-leading an innovation strategy firm. Computer Science PhD candidate University College London. Mara is a partner and Director of Research at Ideas for Change , a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on innovation... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am

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