Mathieu Lefevre, Executive Director of the New Cities Foundation, moderated a panel discussion on New Cities Summit 2014, about whether we need a new paradigm to describe the inevitable and growing relationship between technology and our cities, other than “Smart City”.
Information is a new urban utility, like water and power. Urbanites in cities rich and poor expect to be able to access information wherever they are. How is the relationship between technology and the city evolving? As people, objects and complex systems connect, how will our daily lives be impacted? Is the smart city concept relevant or has it had its day? Can we shape a new paradigm? What protects citizens from the darker sides of the connected city?
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