Digitalization transforms our cities, with far-reaching efforts towards technology-powered increased efficiency, sustainability and at times participation. This raises new questions on privacy, data governance and (digital) design, historically unaddressed by city planning, architecture, civil society and governance. With cities worldwide striving to earn a “Smart City” reputation, it is however disputed who exactly benefits from these concepts.
The classic means of transport – car, bicycle, public transport and walking – are increasingly supplemented and integrated with upcoming forms of mobility, such as car sharing, ride sharing and electric scooters. Which user groups are the target of the new digitally supported and data-powered mobility services and how are the needs of road users in urban public space negotiated?
City Making Lab facilitates a transdisciplinary dialogue investigating ongoing developments at the intersection of digitalization and the city.
How can citizens actively manage their personal data in a digital city?
What responsibilities does a smart city have towards its residents?
Who are the City Makers of the digital age, what are their approaches and their potential, and how can they interact?