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Presentation: Smart cities of the future?

forget-the-smart-cities-of-the-future-its-already-happening-but-not-in-the-wayManu Fernández, 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. Fernández 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.