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SMART CITIES WILL BE…<br />GREEN<br />SAFE<br />CONVENIENT<br />(AND POSSIBLY)FUN<br />…IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIV...
a planet of civic laboratories    the future of cities, informationand inclusion<br />Anthony Townsend<br />Research Direc...
CURRENT VISIONS OF SMART CITIES <br />DON’T ADDRESS <br />THE NEEDS OF THE POOR <br />AND EXCLUDED<br />
bugs in the smart cityis debugging a century-long project?<br />
brittle intelligencecan we secure the underlying foundation?<br />
surveillance societyare smart cities merely instruments of control?<br />
SO HOW CAN WE MAKE SMART CITIES MORE INCLUSIVE?<br />
mobile broadband<br />=<br />infrastructure for the marginalized<br />
a supercomputer in every pocket?<br />
open<br />government data infrastructure<br />
envisioning pro-poor smart cities<br />13 solution templates for inclusion<br />www.iftf.org/inclusion<br />
crowdsourced public servicesfrom reporting to action<br />“Gather the volunteers at your current location and come to E 17...
participatory public services<br />
continuous countingfrom the periodic census to on-demand surveys<br />
data control<br />
pro-poor interfacesre-inventing access at public computing centers<br />
proliferating digital divides<br />
???<br />Cisco, Shanghai, 2010<br />=<br />General Motors, New York, 1939<br />
a battle for the smart cityis something we can’t afford<br />
pro-poordoing things for the poor<br />para-poorworking with the poor<br />per-poorempowering innovationby the poor<br />
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A Planet of Civic Laboratories

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Pecha kucha talk at MIT's Forum on Future Cities April 12, 2011.

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A Planet of Civic Laboratories

  1. 1. SMART CITIES WILL BE…<br />GREEN<br />SAFE<br />CONVENIENT<br />(AND POSSIBLY)FUN<br />…IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN ONE<br />
  2. 2. a planet of civic laboratories the future of cities, informationand inclusion<br />Anthony Townsend<br />Research Director<br />INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE<br />Presented at <br />Forum on Future Cities<br />Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br />April 12, 2011<br />
  3. 3. CURRENT VISIONS OF SMART CITIES <br />DON’T ADDRESS <br />THE NEEDS OF THE POOR <br />AND EXCLUDED<br />
  4. 4. bugs in the smart cityis debugging a century-long project?<br />
  5. 5. brittle intelligencecan we secure the underlying foundation?<br />
  6. 6. surveillance societyare smart cities merely instruments of control?<br />
  7. 7. SO HOW CAN WE MAKE SMART CITIES MORE INCLUSIVE?<br />
  8. 8. mobile broadband<br />=<br />infrastructure for the marginalized<br />
  9. 9. a supercomputer in every pocket?<br />
  10. 10. open<br />government data infrastructure<br />
  11. 11. envisioning pro-poor smart cities<br />13 solution templates for inclusion<br />www.iftf.org/inclusion<br />
  12. 12. crowdsourced public servicesfrom reporting to action<br />“Gather the volunteers at your current location and come to E 17th. OK?”<br />
  13. 13. participatory public services<br />
  14. 14. continuous countingfrom the periodic census to on-demand surveys<br />
  15. 15. data control<br />
  16. 16. pro-poor interfacesre-inventing access at public computing centers<br />
  17. 17. proliferating digital divides<br />
  18. 18. ???<br />Cisco, Shanghai, 2010<br />=<br />General Motors, New York, 1939<br />
  19. 19. a battle for the smart cityis something we can’t afford<br />
  20. 20. pro-poordoing things for the poor<br />para-poorworking with the poor<br />per-poorempowering innovationby the poor<br />

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