What will tomorrow’s cities look like and how do we get there? From stamping out “zombie” technologies to building regional coalitions, four municipal technology leaders shared their vision of what’s coming next at the recent Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley.
The issues triggered by the global rise of Airbnb are a subject of ongoing debate in Amsterdam. A new movement has been established; FairBnB. Founder Sito Veracruz: “I am talking about a platform that really complies with the principles of a fair, non-extractive and collaborative economy,” Veracruz says. “We would like to encourage visitors to stay in areas where they are not a disturbance, but could add something to the neighbourhood”.