Manu FernÃ¡ndez, a strategic urban thinker and designer of innovative urban actions, published his presentation at at Re:Work Cities London conference, titled: “Smart cities of the future? It ´s already happening, but not in the way we are being told”.
Mr. FernÃ¡ndez brought to the table three main ideas:
- Technology alone is not the enough and this basic premise, which seems so obvious, is not well embedded in the smart city narrative, I will explain it later.
- There ´s no need to wait for smart cities to happen or for others to let people transform the city with their own hands.
- We need to raise questions and have a critical mindset on the implications of these technologies.
Smart cities of the future? It ´s already happening, but not in the way we are being told from Manu FernÃ¡ndez