• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Anthony Towsend_ A planet of civic laboratories
 

Anthony Towsend_ A planet of civic laboratories

on

  • 1,039 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,039
Views on SlideShare
1,036
Embed Views
3

Actions

Likes
3
Downloads
36
Comments
0

1 Embed 3

http://www.expoconsulting.it 3

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Anthony Towsend_ A planet of civic laboratories Anthony Towsend_ A planet of civic laboratories Presentation Transcript

    • a planet of civic laboratories bottom-up innovation for the smart city Anthony Townsend Research Director INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE SmartCity Expo and World Congress Barcelona 29 November 2011
    • What is a smart city? Let’s look back in time…
    • 1855 city of the telegraph
    • “calm and tranquil, almost motionless manof the earlier generations that preceded us” vs.“active, daring, entrepreneurial man… whoin a few brief instants travels vastdistances…the man who in just minutes transmits andcirculates his news, his instructions, hiscommands right around the globe.”
    • 1855 four utilities
    • 2011 “the network is the fourth utility”Wim ElfrinkChief Globalization OfficerCisco Systems (2011)
    • 1890 urban analytics 1.0
    • “smart” technology unlocked urban growth 6,000,000 5,000,000 4,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 0 1890 1900 1910 1920 New York Chicago
    • global urban population 1900 13% 1950 29% 2008 50% 2100 90%
    • double the world’s urban population in 100 years
    • completely urbanize the planet
    • 2008urbanization and ubiquity collide again
    • 2008 more than 50% urban 5 billion people connectedmore mobile broadband than fixedmore things online than people
    • a symbiosis
    • “in the lifetimes of our children, the urbanization project will be competed.We will have built the system of cities that their descendants will live with forever” -Paul Romer, economist
    • so we get one chanceto urbanize properly
    • ubiquity is a driver of urbanization also a toolkitto address its challenges
    • 2011 New Songdo City
    • behind the scenes innovations re-inventing existing systemsefficiency, control, convenience
    • there’s another visionentrepreneurs + citizen hackers sociability, transparency, fun
    • environmental monitoringla montre Verte / City Pulse
    • crisis managementUshahidi
    • citizen sentiment dynamics Pulse of the Nation
    • city governmentsfuel the fire with open data
    • we all believe…we are building technologies that make cities better
    •  “better” 
    • fast-emerging conflicts over… what should be measured how it is measuredhow it is used to analyze and control who owns it who has access where it goes later
    • a battle for the smart city?
    • in my city!
    • the battle for the motorized city
    • “Cities have the capability ofproviding something for everybody only because and only when they are created by everybody.” -Jane Jacobs
    • a planet of civic laboratories??good technology design is just like good city designevery city must address its own unique problems every city has to adapt, repurpose, create its own solutions every city is a laboratory for smart
    • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Center for Urban Science and Progress “Using cities as living laboratories will be essential to this research enterprise.”
    • avoiding the battle:aligning smart city stakeholdersindustry startups government
    • a planet of civic laboratories bottom-up innovation for the smart city Anthony Townsend Research Director INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE SmartCity Expo and World Congress Barcelona 29 November 2011