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A Responsive City is the next generation in urban development after the Smart City. Cities become first smart and then responsive: dynamic behaviour differentiates the Responsive City from the Smart City ♀️ Smart Cities are technology-driven and produce large amounts of data. Smart Cities and Smart Buildings are in an early stage of development, as every building and every city is a prototype. The Responsive City builds on Smart City technology, but places the human in the centre of decision-making, design, and management of the city It uses the stocks and flows of information as the main driver of change. Data for the Responsive City come from smart buildings, smart infrastructure, and most important, from its citizens.
To deepen the knowledge about Responsive Cities, we define the concept of Citizen Design Science, a combination of Citizen Science and Urban Design Both are conducted, in whole or in part, by citizens or non-professional scientists. This approach is still in an early stage of development and, with the Responsive Cities research, we aim to explore its potential together with participants around the world.
BIO: Dr. Estefanía Tapias is a researcher, project coordinator and lecturer at ETH Zürich and at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore Her research is focused on Information Cities and Urban Climate. In her position at ETH, Estefania is lecturer and content responsible for the ‘Future Cities’ MOOC series offered in edX platform In 2017 she was nominated by ETH Zurich for the Forbes Under 30 Europe list for Science and health care, and became a list-maker for the 2018 list. Estefania is also the Founding President of the EIT Alumni and former President of the Climate-KIC Alumni Association