Smart cities: Making sense of urban data. Collaborative, participatory, equitable cities. #udhack @ds_ldn
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.