Aral Balkan @aral

Our cities: homes or prisons?

The title and opening slide of my talk this Thursday for the city of Ghent.

Key points:

• Steer clear of public-private partnerships & de-facto privatisation of citizen data (you can commission services but you are not a partner, you must be in control and protect citizens’ rights/data)

• Never take candy from Silicon Valley

• Invest in decentralised, free/open, interoperable technologies

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