Presentation by Manu Fernández at Re:Work Cities London, 13th December.
Here are my notes I prepared for the Re·Work Cities summit that was held in London. As you can see, my intervention was mostly based on my essay for Smart Citizens book, Smart cities of the future? It´s already happening, but not in the way we are being told.
Three main ideas:
Technology alone is not the enough and this basic premise, which seems so obvious, is not well embedded in the smart city narrative, I will explain it later.
There´s no need to wait for smart cities to happen or for others to let people transform the city with their own hands.
We need to raise questions and have a critical mindset on the implications of these technologies.