Vortrag: Smart Cities or smarter Citizens? Vortrag Massimiliano Nuccio, Universität Turin

20. Nov

Massimiliano Nuccio von der Universität Turin hält einen Gastvortrag mit dem Thema: "Smart Cities or smarter Citizens? Big Data and the Transnational Challenges for Urban Governance". Zeit: 16:00 Uhr Raum: C11.319 (Gebäude 11, Hauptcampus) Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen.


The transformation of urban economies over the 1980s and 1990s was shaped by ‘post-fordist city’ initiatives in most parts of the Western world. At the turn of the century, the creative city and its creative districts were a successful and fashionable label for describing and promoting cities where production, work, leisure, the arts and the physical milieu develop in varying degrees of mutual harmony. The cultural-cognitive paradigm of urban growth can now find yet another label in the notion of data-driven smart city. Smart city is a synthesis of hard infrastructure (or physical capital) with the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure. Nevertheless, it is difficult to envision the governance of a smart city without smarter citizens and institutions. In the light of a long-term framework of urban policies, Massimiliano Nuccio’s lecture discusses if and how Big Data can improve daily life of city residents and users and if and how public institutions and policy makers can critically build on this emerging paradigm.