How to foster dynamic civic participation, ignite citizen co-creation, and leverage human-centered urban design
Lessons learned in the 20-year history of Smart Cities are testaments to the truth that successful and sustainable Smart Cities cannot be built solely upon the technology mainframe. Instead, cities must support and engage the broader community, prioritize and practice human-centered urban design, and provide diverse, accessible, and inclusive pathways for robust citizen co-creation.
Engaging communities in the planning of Smart Cities is critical to ensuring alignment with real-time citizen needs and expectations. This article written by Darren Bates, founder of the Smart Cities Library™, offers tips and approaches to foster robust civic participation, ignite citizen co-creation and build more inclusive human-centered Smart Cities:
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