Browse Exhibits (9 total)

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Public Sphere Deliberation

Public Sphere deliberation is the concept of considering perspectives when creating a city project. Community voices need to be able to be heard and have the ability to come together in an area that is inclusive and non-divisive. With the increase in of technology in the Smart City, new city planners need to consider the people and their wants and needs so they are in alignment with their projects. 


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Future of Mass Mobility

With artificial intelligence becoming more sophisticated, the state of movement, how A gets to B, will be revolutionized.  Cities are now required to adapt to the future of smart mobility, redesigning infrastructure, rethinking traffic flow and creating new jurisdiction to allow the way for the future of mobility.  

Security in the Smart City

With everything connected to internet our cities become increasingly vulnerable to attack. If we are to connect everything to the internet we must not skimp or brush over security.


Locking In Livability

As many policy makers and academics have described, it is very difficult to define a precise, definite way to gentrify metropolises into good, smart cities. For instance, simply defining a, “Smart City” is not explicit.

Inclusivity. Placemaking. Involvement. Community Voice. Growth. Economic Strength. Cultural Acceptance. LIVABILITY. Housing Equality. Nature. Creativity. Climate. Sustainability. Multimodal Transportation. Infrastructure.

The list goes on and on. “Smart Cities” have many different defining factors depending on the specific city and it’s needs. However, Smart Cites all work to grow in a positive manner towards the factors listed above. Inclusivity and cultural acceptance of every citizen from every background. Economic growth in order to promote the well-being of the city and provide job opportunities for its residents. Housing equality, offering fair priced housing for every income level. Creativity pertaining to art, shops, lights, infrastructure, architecture and more. Nature and climate adaptability. Placemaking promoting community involvement and voice. Finally, Livability, which adds to the quality of a community’s life. Generating a multi-faceted approach to promoting smart growth. Which, in turn, creates a location city dwellers share proudly.

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Legal Privacy

We live in an age of large data sets being used to improve smart cities. Using these data sets presents issues of legal privacy for citizens of whom data has been collected on. It is vital for cities to think about these risks before using such data. 


Culture Diversification in Smart City

Culture diversity is increasingly important to modern cities as globalization deepens; more eyes should be focused on this emerging issue to thin the barrier and to promote community engagement. 


Predictive Profiling

With the concept of smart cities on the rise, it is interesting to explore the efforts that go into making a city accommodating for the people living in it. Cities are complex – only working best when their different parts come together to create a diverse and culturally-rich environment. These different elements are brought to a space by the experiences of the people living there. The communities and decision makers are the forces that built up the voice of a city – giving it its character and determining what the city will be known for. The most influential cities in the world are meccas of technology, culture and the arts – the New Yorks, Londons, and Shanghais of the world. While these cities stand out as superstars compared to the rest, they aren't designed for everyone. It’s impossible. With so many different people with different experiences out there, it is impossible to design a city that is the best for everyone. Not everyone is cut out for the traffic and fast-paced lifestyle of large cities, while others aren’t comfortable in the quiet and demure life in the suburbs. Then why is such an effort made to create smart cities that will benefit everyone?

Looking historically at how cities have been strategically planned to accommodate certain demographics based on income, race or even political beliefs, it is clear that not much can be done to avoid designing a space that excludes someone. This principle explores the idea of predictive profiling – what it is, how it is used, and how it has changed the way the cities are constructed.

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Empowering the Youth in an Innovative Ecosystem

A smart city should be inhabited by all people and the way to make that happen is by addressing what can be done so the divison between two types of people does not continue. Empowering our youth using principals like inclusiveness and accessibility are essential in doing so. 



Equitable Makerspaces for a Smart City Era

Makerspaces are community based public spaces used to create a collaborative learning environment. Implementing Makerspaces into a city provides a humanistic space in this Smart City era.