Smart Citizens not Smart Cities
On Tuesday, I’m presenting a keynote at the Eurocities Knowledge Society Meeting in Ghent on our work with The City of Ghent in Belgium that aims to empower the citizens of Ghent with free and open, federated, and interoperable technology that they own and control.
Whenever you hear the “smart” prefix, ask “who is getting smarter about whom?”
Our work with The City of Ghent aims to enable citizens to become smarter about themselves.
@aral Does this work include building and sharing a web library with links to information about the problems & opportunities as well as links pointing to the many different individuals, organizations and groups already working to try to solve some of the problems?
I've been building web library focused on poverty and youth serving organizations since 1990s w goal that it would serve as resource for others. Here's map showing 4 sections. http://tinyurl.com/TMI-library
Are you doing similar?.
This is my personal Mastodon.