This publication built on a strand of talks and workshops at Manchester’s FutureEverything Summit in March 2013 which sought to bring together for the first time some of the key voices developing the emerging discourse around Smart Citizens.
Our goal was to shift the debate towards the central place of citizens, and of decentralised, open urban infrastructures, in Smart City design. But the book isn’t just about local innovation. It is also about global collaboration. Which is why we also set out to introduce new thinking about ways citizens in one city can share and recombine the best new ideas and technologies from elsewhere across the globe. Because the value of bringing citizens into the process is that only they can turn cookie-cutter corporate plans for the Smart City into designs that are truly bespoke.
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