Livework breakfast: humanising smart cities

Livework breakfast: humanising smart cities

Erik Roscam Abbing
  • Erik Roscam Abbing
  • Director
  • When:
  • Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 8:30 am
  • Where:
  • Livework studio, London

Livework breakfast: humanising smart cities

After a great success in the Netherlands, we are hosting an edition in London as well!

Smart cities are a hot topic right now. But are all the initiatives that have built the hype really so smart? Many of them are centrally organised, privately owned and technology-driven. They could be organised in a distributed way, collectively owned and need-driven. Do you and I really benefit from smart? What does smart need to become wise?

Livework believes that the smart city agenda deserves a human-centred, design-driven and collaborative approach.

We invite you to come and explore this issue and share your feedback and ideas with us. The breakfast will have an open and informal setting, with presentations by Matthew Hudson (Transport for London) and Kathy Nothstine (Nesta) and a debate led by Livework’s director of innovation Erik Roscam Abbing. There will be coffee, tea and breakfast and you will receive a copy of our paper: Service innovation in 21st-century cities.

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Sneak peek of the paper