The Programmable City project is investigating the relationship between networked digital technologies and infrastructures and urban management and governance and city life.
In particular, it is concerned with how cities are increasingly being translated into code and data, and how these code and data are being used to transduce how we understand, manage, work, and live in the city and to produce ‘˜smart cities’ .
The Programmable City’ s workshop “Creating Smart Cities’, implemented under the Programmable City project, has published the following videos of the first five sessions.
The content of each session is the following.
Session 1: “Governance and regulation’
- Governing the City as a System of Systems
- Hacking the Smart city and the Challenges of Security
- Coordinated Management and Emergency Response Systems and the Smart City
- Dumb Democracy and Smart Politics? Transitions and Alternatives in Smart Urban Governance
Session 2: Citizenship and Democracy
- ‘˜Actually existing smart citizens’ : expertise and (non)participation in the making of the smart city
- From start to smart: A 100 smart cities but where are the citizens? [Video not available]
- From Engagement to Participation in Future Smart Cities
- Creating infrastructures with citizens: An exploration of Beta Projects, Dublin City Council
Session 3: Privacy and security concerns in smart cities
- Pseudonymisation and the Smart City: Considering the General Data Protection Regulation
- The Privacy Parenthesis: The Structural Transformation of the Private Sphere
- From data subjects to data producers: negotiating the role of the public in urban digital data governance
Session 4: Smart districts and living labs
- Surveilling the “smart’ city to secure economic development in Camden, New Jersey
- Building Smart City Partnerships in the ‘˜Silicon Docks’
- University Campuses as Bounded Sites of Smart City Co-Production
- Algorhythmic governance: regulating the city heartbeat with sensing infrastructures
Session 5: Co-design/co-production of smart cities.
- The Importance of Enacting Appropriate Legislation to Enable Smart City Governance
- Technical Citizenry and the Realization of Bike Share Design Possibilities
- The political and economic realities of introducing a smart lighting system
- Smart for a reason: sustainability and social inclusion in the sharing city
The Programmable City project is funded by an European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award to Professor Rob Kitchin. The project runs from June 2013 through till 2018.
The ERC award has been supplemented by an award by Science Foundation Ireland to examine Real-time city analytics.
You may find all info about Programmable City project here