Beyond ‘Smart Cities’

This theme will focus on issues concerned with data-centred systems for urban settings. How do we balance greater information about citizens with their individual rights and interests? This will be of interest to researchers, from a number of different areas, and actors in the design and running and re-design of our cityscapes. How will the tenets of legibility, agency and negotiability apply here? How can we deal with the profound ethical issues that novel systems might create in our urban environments?

A workshop is planned for this year (2019) and a Call for Projects will be launched shortly after that.