Dossier

Digital city

N110-Jan 19

Dossier's contents

Il·lustració d'un tub d'adhesiu amb etiqueta "Super city-3"
Digital cityFrom the imagined community to the practice community

Cities can adopt practices that will engage residents in communities of practice, building on making, doing, and sharing together as a base of identity that can...

Il·lustració d'una mà posant una papereta en una urna que és un candau
Digital cityThe right to the (digital) city

Cities and citizens, not companies, ought to own the data produced in cities and should be able to use said data to improve public services and put their policies...

Il·lustració d'un senyor i una bossa, sembla la figura del Monopoly
Digital cityRethink the smart city

The infrastructure of the city offers major new opportunities for profit and power which makes them highly desirable for private platforms like Google, Uber and Baidu...

Il·lustració d'un pont
Digital cityChallenges and opportunities of the platform economy for cities

The platform economy generates considerable challenges and opportunities. It’s necessary to to distinguish truly collaborative platforms, which must be promoted and...

Il·lustració d'una fila de persones agafant cada una amb les mans el cap de qui té davant
Digital cityThe ecosystem of knowledge as a common asset

Urban environments are characterised by the opportunities they offer to think of a political culture where shared knowledge assets can be managed jointly by different...

Il·lustració d'una pistola que enlloc de canó per les bales té un objectiu de càmara de vigilància
Digital cityWatched democracies

In most cities there are hardly any spaces left for public cohabitation: by neglecting parks and common areas, by closing cultural spaces, by cutting budgets for...

Il·lustració d'un megàfon
Digital cityFrom smart city to democratic city

The adjective 'smart' is very much in vogue. It represents the idea that cities can be more intelligent and efficient thanks to technology, and the data that they and...

Digital cityBarcelona in figures: Industry 4.0

Information and communications technologies are a strategic sector in a city’s economy, not just because of the volume of investment and jobs they generate,...