MODULE 5: PARTICIPATION AND DEMOCRACY
“The systems are set up in a way that you don’t have the time and the space to really, meaningfully, make citizens co-creators. And that has to change.” (Rob Kitchin).
Smart cities have added a new chapter to the half-a-century old question of participation and democracy in urban planning. This module discusses how, instead of reproducing existing patterns of exclusion, smart city technologies could empower citizens in decision making: “Citizens should not only have a say about how things are designed, but also what things are designed” (Germaine Halegoua).
Length: 40 minutes