In recent years, the participation of citizens in decision-making processes has become an important issue. Through bottom-up, collaborative and participatory urban development initiatives, these processes are starting to change. Nowadays, there are many projects being developed where the will of residents is playing a major role in the construction and management of the city.
Usman Haque (Umbrellium)
Trained as an architect, Usman is founding partner of Umbrellium and Thingful.net, a search engine for the Internet of Things. Earlier, he launched the Internet of Things data infrastructure and community platform Pachube.com, acquired by LogMeIn in 2011.
Cristina Ampatzidou (University of Amsterdam)
Urbanist, Researcher, Founder & Editor In-chief at Amateur Cities. Embedded researcher for the Amsterdam Hackable Metropolis project
Peter Finnegan (Dublin City Council)
A thought leader on the smart city, Peter is Director of International Relations & Economy in Dublin City. In this position he has played a leading role in the development of Dublin as a Smart City and led on the Digital Masterplan for Dublin.
Dan Getelman (Code for America)
Dan is a software entrepreneur from New York City. As a Code for America Fellow, he helped build Transitmix, a modern mapping tool for transit planners. He also built AddressIQ, which helps reduce emergency room usage. Previously, he co-founded Lore, an ed-tech startup acquired by Noodle in 2013.
Flemming Borreskov (IFHP/DAC)
Flemming is the President of The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), Chairman of Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) and Special Advisor to UN Global Compact Foundation. He is also founder and President of Catalytic Society.
Si vas a estar por allí, procura pasarte porque creo que puede ser una buena oportunidad de escuchar algunas experiencias y personas (aquí me pongo en plan fan boy de Usman Haque) con perspectiva sobre cómo diseñar procesos y proyectos de implicación social para la ciudad, y con una buena mezcla de visiones.