‘Our Digital Rights to the City’ is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and economic power of technologies that are now almost inescapable within the urban environment. The collection is edited by Joe Shaw and Mark Graham and its contributing authors are Jathan Sadowski, Valentina Carraro, Bart Wissink, Desiree Fields, Kurt Iveson, Taylor Shelton, Sophia Drakopoulou and Mark Purcell.
In this book “The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future”, Ben Green focus on how big data, AI and machine learning could promote more efficient and livable cities, without sacrificing civil liberties and social justice. Warning us against the exclusively technical view of urban life, he underlines the need to recognize the complexity of urban life rather than see the city as something to optimize. The book is part of the Strong Ideas series, published with the support of the MIT Libraries.
“Colouring London” is a a pioneering project by the Bartlett’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), aiming to gather information on every building in London through the contribution of citizens. By 2021, it aims to be the first port of call for open data on the characteristics of London’s buildings, reflecting the different data through colour changing of buildings.
This book focuses on the potential of ICT to increased possibilities for new uses and elements or even types of urban open spaces, as an important added value to the quality of life, inclusiveness and atrractiveness of the city. The editors are Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Ina Šuklje Erjavec, Therese Kenna, Michiel de Lange, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Gabriela Maksymiuk and Martijn de Waal and its is open access.
This article, written by A.-V. Anttiroiko and N. Komninos, focuses on how smart technologies are transforming public services. More specifically, the authors discuss the preconditions for the development of public smart city services by grounding their design on service-dominant logic. Its title is “Smart Public Services: Using Smart City and Service Ontologies in Integrative Service Design” and it is part of the book “Setting Foundations for the Creation of Public Value in Smart Cities.
The research group Data and Web Science Lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, along with the Master of Science (MSc) in Data and Web Science are organising the IEEE/WIC/ACM WI’19 conference at Thessaloniki on 14-17 October, 2019.
This article “Crowdsourcing and Living Labs in Support of Smart Cities’ Development” focuses on exploring the contribution of crowdsourcing and living labs to smart cities’ development. It explores the possible combination and integration of such tools for smart ideas generation and innovation production by placing citizens ‘in the first line’. The authors propose a methodological approach that integrates urban sustainable development with stakeholders’ and citizens’ active participation.