Smart city exhibitions like those in Barcelona, Las Vegas and Dubai are attracting more and more companies that are trying to sell their technology to eager city councils that want to make their city smart.
In my most recent blogpost, I describe how smart city technology seems to be becoming more important than the ultimate goal, a sustainable, humane and liveable city. Opposition is growing, among others from the digital social innovation movement in which De Waag plays an important role in Amsterdam.
This blogpost is also available in Dutch
Smart city. Broedplaats voor digitale sociale innovatie in plaats van afzetmarkt voor technologiebedrijven https://wp.me/p32hqY-1Hc