Open Systems, Smart Cities
In a latest interview published in The Canadian International Council (CIC) website Mrs. Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, presents her vision of a smart city.
… a genuinely “smart” city will use the most advanced technologies largely – though not exclusively – to make the city function as an open-source system. One aspect of such a city, and it is only one, is that knowledge is crowdsourced and all the information, all the feedback, can be interpreted and used at some point – by other machines, by citizens, by urban governments. It won’t necessarily all be used, but the possibility, at least, is there.
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The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada’s foreign relations council. It is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs.
Mrs. Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, is a leading expert on globalization, human migration, and global cities.