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How do we make smart cities civic?

From sensor tech to autonomous cars, cities everywhere seem to be getting smarter — with or without the participation of the people who live there. Designing ethical smart cities requires giving the public a voice at every stage of development. Learn more about Making a Civic Smart City, an open toolkit that helps make smart cities work for everyone.

This work is a collaboration between the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, the City as Platform Lab at the University of Waterloo, and the Center for Smart Cities and Regions at Arizona State University. The initiative began with a symposium entitled, “Right to the Smart City: Designing for Public Value and Civic Participation" on March 22—23, 2018 at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. The symposium and initiative are possible through support from the Knight Foundation, who featured this work at their 2018 Smart Cities Forum.

Learn more at Making a Civic Smart City.

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