Vaclav Vincalek: Opt-In, Not Panopticon: How To Redefine The Concept Of Smart Cities After A Crisis

5/06/2020 - 08:26

It is time to reframe and redefine the term "smart city." To date, much of the conversation has been about the smart city as an array of sensors that could lead to better garbage handling or better traffic management. It was always built around the idea of civic authorities providing citizens something they were asking for — even if city hall is short on cash and unable to build the desired technology solution.

This line of thinking ignores the fundamental question: What will the smart city do for me to make my life better?