Design Thinking and Urban Information

Over the past year, I’ve had a chance to talk with a few dozen Chief Innovation Officers and other city managers implementing software projects. There is almost universal agreement that three things are important: Developing a shared vision Fostering citizen engagement Addressing ethical issues These three things are important priorities. What kinds of resources are…

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Humanities Frameworks for Smart City Managers

I’m working with a team of students and colleagues. We will create sustainable, usable humanities frameworks for city managers grappling with the consequences of new smart city initiatives by drawing upon sophisticated humanities perspectives for understanding issues of agency, representation, deliberation and equity. Over the next 20 years, $41 trillion will be invested in smart…

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