The question 'Who owns the city?' has become increasingly relevant in a time where data and technology influence and alter cities all over the world. While new technologies can offer solutions to urban challenges, their implementation often obstructs the inclusive character of digital cities. How can we design cities from which all urban stakeholders can benefit?
During the full-day conference Next Generation Cities, we explored the necessary (alternative) strategies for inclusive, democratic and responsible urban digital transformation. How can you as a citizen, designer, policymaker or developer contribute to inclusive and fair cities? And how can we implement digital technologies in a responsible way?
In presentations and workshops, experts from around the world shared and discussed their experience and strategies on how to implement algorithmic transparency; develop and safeguard digital rights; facilitate citizen-ownership of personal data; create data commons; organize collaboration between government and civic tech communities and much more.
This event was organised by Waag, Amsterdam Smart City, the CTO Office of the City of Amsterdam, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Maastricht University, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and DI020.
The full programme can be found here, including information on the break out sessions.
- Farid Tabarki - Studio Zeitgeist (moderator)
- Touria Meliani - Aldermen for art & culture and ICT City of Amsterdam
- Francesca Bria - Chief Technology Officer Barcelona
- Marleen Stikker - Founder & Director of Waag
- Richard Stallman - Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project & President of the Free Software Foundation
- Theo Blackwell - Chief Technology Officer London
- Dan Hill - digital designer and urbanist
- Miguel Gamiño - Former Chief Technology Officer City of New York
- Ger Baron - Chief Technology Officer at City of Amsterdam