DECODE in the media

Keep up to date with all the latest from DECODE.

Friday 31st January 2020

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Sunday 18th November 2018

Barcelona’s Robin Hood of data: Francesca Bria

Wednesday 29th January 2020

DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots

Sunday 2nd June 2019

What Toronto can learn from Barcelona on data and smart city projects

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Data by the people, for the people: why it’s time for councils to reclaim the smart city - Theo Bass in City Metric

Friday 24th August 2018

It will allow the Barcelona Data Analytics Office to access, manage and combine a large variety of datasets to address city problems

Saturday 18th August 2018

4 Female Leaders Pioneering Fintech And Crypto

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Morozov: “Ci manca l’immaginazione Alla tecnologia serve l’arte”

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Decode ha riunito a Torino esperti internazionali per capire come rispondere alla potenza dei colossi digitali: "Algoritmi e big data possono essere utilizzati per servire i cittadini", ha spiegato Francesca Bria

Thursday 26th December 2019

The people, not governments, should exercise digital sovereignty

Thursday 12th December 2019

The company is unsafe and unprofitable. It’s past time to start considering alternatives.

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Amsterdam and Barcelona are trialling an alternative model. Dubbed DECODE(DEcentralised Citizen-owned Data Ecosystems), it will allow people to decide which applications, platforms and tools can access their information, and allow governments and the private sector to use it for the common good

Monday 21st May 2018

Rather than focus on technology and its challenges, it is important to first build on citizen needs, which can in turn lead to technological solutions, argues Francesca Bria at the AI for Global Good Summit in Vienna, 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

Wired magazine profiles how DECODE is part of how Barcelona City Council has taken on surveillance capitalism

Thursday 5th April 2018

DECODE coordinator Francesca Bria writes in the Guardian that Silicon Valley’s surveillance capitalism isn’t working. But Barcelona shows that citizens’ data can generate public value

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Nesta's Theo Bass, researcher on the DECODE project, sets out four practical alternatives for getting back control of your digital life

Sunday 25th March 2018

“It’s becoming evident to many more people that business models relying on the collection and commercial exploitation of personal data are deeply broken,” says Francesca Bria, co-ordinator for Decode

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Public Sector Executive profile Barcelona's efforts to put citizen's at the forefront of their smart city, including through giving them control of their personal data through the DECODE project

Wednesday 20th December 2017

In this interview with Forbes Austria, DECODE coordinator argues that we need to rethink the smart city agenda, starting by putting citizens first

Thursday 14th December 2017

The Financial Times' Innovation Editor, John Thornhill, discusses the DECODE project in the context of creating a more plural digital economy

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Francesca Bria, DECODE Project Lead and Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer of the City of Barcelona, spoke to John Thornhill, the Financial Times's Innovation Editor, about how DECODE is empowering citizens to take control of their data. 

Listen to the podcast, part of the Financial Times's Tech Tonic series, 26 minutes) here.

Monday 10th July 2017

In alphr, Francesca Bria - lead coordinator of DECODE and CTO of Barcelona City Council - sets out the aims of the projects and benefits to cities and citizens. 

Monday 26th June 2017

In El Periódico, Francesca Bria, DECODE lead coordinator and Denis Rojo director of discuss the project. 

Monday 5th June 2017

In CityMetric, Francesca Bria, DECODE lead coordinator and CTO of Barcelona City Council, sets out the need for a "new deal on data". 

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

BBC Click talks to Eddie Copeland and Francesca Bria from DECODE about accessing and sharing data from the big tech companies and realising the ambitions of the project.

Monday 22nd May 2017

In the New Scientist, Nesta's Tom Symons discusses the launch of DECODE. 

Tuesday 16th May 2017

New blockchain-based tools to change how we share information on the web