2019-11-27T23:00:00Z → 2019-11-27T23:00:00Z
As part of the event "Service Design in an Climate Emergency" that will take place in Berlin on 28 Nov during the [Edgeryders festival](https://edgeryders.eu/t/festival-program-overview/10731) hosted by @mrchrisadams and Kathryn Hing, I'm planning to contribute **a brief input on smart cities and their potential roles in fighting climate change - or vice versa, on the role that the fight against climate change should have on smart city planning and governance.**
(So-called “smart cities” and how to make them better has been the focus of my ER fellowship research.)
I think the best format would be a brief (maybe 20min?) input followed by an informal conversation. I’m looking for feedback: Does this sound interesting, what’s missing, who’d be interested in having that conversation?
Here’s the framing/summary I have in mind:
Towards Carbon-Neutral Smart Cities
As we see a move towards connecting the urban space around the globe, so-called “smart cities” projects proliferate. While often problematic from concept to implementation, there is an opportunity to use this momentum to make our urban infrastructures work for everyone, including the planet.
We propose that every smart city project needs to be aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, and the simplified TAPS framework (Transparency, Accountability, Participation, Security). Furthermore, any smart city project must be carbon-neutral, or at the very least have a carbon footprint an order of magnitude smaller than the existing systems it replaces or augments.
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