Data-ethiek: public lecture about Smart Cities & Data Dashboards
In samenwerking met The Institute for Law and Technology organiseren we elke maand een lezing rondom het thema Data Ethiek. Voortbordurend op de Privacy Tour van februari denken we verder over de datagestuurdesamenleving.
Let op: deze lezing is in het Engels!
Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at Maynooth University, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. After studying at Lancaster University (BSc Geography), Leicester University (MSc GIS), and the University of Wales Swansea (PhD Geography), he took up a post in Queen's University Belfast in 1996, moving to Maynooth University in 1998. He is currently a principal investigator on the Programmable City project (funded by the European Research Council) and the Building City Dashboards project (funded by Science Foundation Ireland; also see Dublin Dashboard).
The Right to the Smart City
Cities around the world are pursuing a smart cities agenda in which digital technologies are used to manage cities. In general, these initiatives are promoted and rolled-out by governments and corporations and enact various forms of top-down, technocratic governance and reproduce neoliberal governmentality. Despite calls for the smart city agenda to be more citizen-centric and bottom-up in nature, how this translates into policy and initiatives is still weakly articulated and practiced. Indeed, there is little meaningful engagement by key stakeholders with respect to rights, citizenship, social justice, commoning, civic participation, co-creation, ethics, and how the smart city might be productively reimagined and remade. This talk advocates for the Right to the Smart City and considers how to produce a genuinely humanizing smart urbanism, both with respect to setting out a normative vision for smart cities rooted in ideas of fairness, equity, care, democracy and the public good, and enacting this vision through citizen-centric tactics.