How can citizens be included as ‘actors’ when designing for smart city technologies and services, rather than as mere ‘factors’? In this book co-edited with Gabriele Ferri we report on the methods used by five leading living labs.
Marloes Dignum and myself contributed a literature review article titled The citizen in the smart city. How the smart city could transform citizenship to the Urban Informatics- themed special issue of IT – Information Technology journal, guest-edited by Marcus Foth.
At Thingscon Amsterdam 2017 I co-organized and moderated a panel (with Iskander Smit) on strategies to promote a citizen-centered development of IoT.
I contributed a chapter to Data and the City, edited by Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Gavin McArdle, published by Routledge as part of the Regions and Cities series. The book is one of the outputs from a Programmable City Workshop that took place in September 2015 that I also took part in.
How can we safeguard ‘public values’ in a world where social, economic and civic interaction is increasingly mediated by digital platforms? Publication (in Dutch) with Jose van Dijck & Thomas Poell
Street Values looks at the relation between heritage and placemaking and the role that heritage professionals could take in activating civic publics in a network society.
The installation ‘Hackable Cityplot’ was featured at the IABR 2016. It brought attention to the collaborative and networked development of the former brownfield site of Buiksloterham in Amsterdam.
This ‘research manifesto’ explores ‘the hackable city’ as an alternative future vision to the smart city. In a hackable city, new media technologies are employed to open up urban institutions and infrastructures to systemic change in the public interest.
What does the rise of ‘urban media’ mean for the urban public sphere and how do these new media technologies influence the way that the city functions as a community?
With Play the City Foundation and The Mobile City. In the fall of 2016 and…
How can the rise of social media, urban data and the emergence of an ‘internet of things’ be made productive to improve the ‘bikeability’ of Sao Paulo? Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Gisela Domschke and the local biking community in Sao Paulo we organized a programme addressing these questions.