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Hackable Cities Rio


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Presentation by Frank Kresin, Research Director Waag Society (NL). Resilient Cities, Smart Citizen seminar in Rio de Janeiro, May 2016.

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Hackable Cities Rio

  1. 1. Hackable Cities Frank Kresin Research Director @kresin /
  2. 2. Smart Citizens
  3. 3. Smart Citizens • Will take responsibility for the place they live, work and love in • Value access over ownership, contribution over power • Will ask forgiveness, not permission • Know where they can get the tools, knowledge and support • Value empathy, dialogue and trust • Appropriate technology, rather than accept it as is • Will help the people that struggle with smart stuff • Ask questions, before they come up with answers • Take part in design efforts to come up with better solutions • Work agile, prototype early, test quickly, start all over • Will not stop in the face of huge barriers • Continuously share their knowledge and their learning
  4. 4. Agency & Empowerment
  5. 5.
  6. 6. 1. Access over Ownership
  7. 7. 2. Crowdfunding
  8. 8. 3. Collective Awareness Platforms
  9. 9. 4. New Ways of Making
  10. 10. 5. Participatory Democracy
  11. 11. Hackers?
  12. 12. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary. [HACKER]
  13. 13. Hackers & Progress
  14. 14. • Hacking is crucial
 to understand
 and act in our world • Best producer
 is the user • (S)he can learn
 to make
 (almost) anything • Sharing knowledge freely is the key to innovation Hacker Ethics
  15. 15. One who collaborates with others to create, build, and invent open source solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve social, economic, and environmental challenges relevant to their neighborhood, city, state, or country. [CIVIC HACKER]
  16. 16. What to do?
  17. 17. 1. Value & Teach Coding Skills
  18. 18. 2. Invite Coders in Governments
  19. 19. 3. Open By Default
  20. 20. 4. Tap into Collective Intelligence
  21. 21. 5. Design for Smarter Cities • Your citizens know more than you. • Don’t separate the design and development process • Embrace self-organization & civic initiative, but help to make
 the results sustainable and scalable. • Never rely on consultants that will sell consultancy, not solutions. • Have binding decisions made at the lowest level possible and actively preach self-governance. • Small, connected systems tend to fail sometimes; large systems will fail for sure. • Build systems based on reciprocity and transparency. • Reuse existing parts and design your additions for reuse,
 adding to the public domain and strengthening its capacity
 to act and learn.
  22. 22. Empower
 Civic Hackers
  23. 23. Smart Cities Based on Control Top Down Mind-Frame
 Maximize Efficiency Minimize Friction Stifle Innovation
  24. 24. Hackable Cities Strive to Empower Embrace Bottom Up Maximize possibilities Welcome Friction Enable Creativity
  25. 25. Sint Antoniesbreestraat 69 1011 HB Amsterdam / Frank Kresin Research Director @kresin /