Smart Citizen talks #4
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Smart Citizen Talks #4: The i-City

What are the urban, social and economic implications of ICT and how could technology be truly inclusive?

Half a century ago, the television and communication technology was debated between apocalyptic visions and integrated-optimistic opinions. Today, we debate technological innovation in the same way: are Information and Communication damaging social relations or are instead an opportunity to build a new, better, society? This question is at the center of any technological innovation and we should not stop to ask it. What is the impact, and are opportunities and risks of ICT for contemporary cities?

This event is English spoken. Moderated by Frank Kresin, until 2017 research director at Waag, now managing director at DesignLab TU Twente.


  • Simon Marvin
    director of the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield
  • Peter Pelzer
    Assistant Professor at the Urban Futures Studio, University of Utrecht
  • Rob Kitchin
    professor at Maynooth University, Ireland
  • Dorien Zandbergen
    Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam
  • Bas Boorsma
    Director Internet of Everything & City Digitization, CISCO

The evening is organized by Federico Savini and San Verschuuren, the University of Amsterdam in cooperation with Pakhuis de Zwijger and Waag, within the frame of the yearly Masterstudio Urban Planning.

Smart Citizens Talks aims to inspire and activate people to join smart citizen initiatives, or start their own.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 688620.

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Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam


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Making Sense heeft financiering ontvangen van het onderzoeks- en innovatie­programma Horizon 2020 van de Europese Unie onder subsidie­overeenkomst nr. 688620.