The foundation of a Smart City has to be its citizens and their life-experiences

From a 40 billion dollar ‘ubiquitous city’ to buses that run on crowdsourced routes, should the future of our cities be defined by constant digital disruption that lacks context?

Let’s begin with a much hyped and frequently used example of what a Smart City can be. South Korea, which has one of the highest percentages of broadband connectivity in the world, is home to the world’s first purpose built Smart City. Built from scratch over 1,500 acres of reclaimed land, the Songdo International Business District is close to completion. Once finished, it will include schools, offices, apartment blocks, a hospital, arts centre and a 100-acre Central Park modelled after its namesake.

Songdo Smart City, South Korea src: http://j.mp/1BXtWMh
San Francisco based Leap wants to disrupt mass transport src: http://rideleap.com/assets/twitter.jpg
Alde Leafde (Old Love) - Love Letters in Frisian from ‘48–75 available on Bus Fol Ferhalen
Waste-pickers who are part of Hasirudala src: http://j.mp/1FaIehq
I Got Garbage, a sustainable solution to solid waste management in India src: http://j.mp/1BKbCHG

I am interested in the context & values of our Digital Identities.

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