NEW URBAN AGENDA, SMART CITIES, INDUSTRY 4.0, DIGITALISATION – buzz words that come up time after time in connection with the future of cities. But what do they mean and what role do they play in project implementation?
Questions such as “where are we and how did we get here?” are just as important as those we ask when looking ahead to the future: Where do we want to go and why? How can we use modern technology to get there?
The challenges faced by city systems and city decision-makers today call for solutions that serve the common good.
The inevitable contrasts and interfaces which emerge in the analogue and digital worlds need to be merged, halted or used as a counterbalance to across-the-board calls for disruption and even for creative destruction.