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Nesta funds investigations into how ‘collective intelligence’ could change democracy, humanitarian responses and more

Nesta funds investigations into how ‘collective intelligence’ could change democracy, humanitarian responses and more

Nesta is providing £250,000 to fund 12 experiments that bring together the best of artificial intelligence and other technologies with “the wisdom of crowds to make something that is better than either on its own”.

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

SmartCitiesWorld finds out more about the role of a civic designer and Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them. 

The case for the slow smart city

The case for the slow smart city

Smart cities aim to make urban life more efficient – but for citizens’ sake they need to slow down, says Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities, Anglia Ruskin University.

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

French MP Paula Forteza talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the lessons learned from this large-scale consultation exercise and details how France has tried to channel the anger seen on its streets into positive public engagement.

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

Carlsbad’s new Chief Innovation Officer is looking to go beyond the city delivering basic services, towards offering Amazon-like user experience for citizens.

Belfast launches project to let citizens ‘talk’ to historic attractions

Belfast launches project to let citizens ‘talk’ to historic attractions

The collaborative project aims to create a ‘playable city experience’ for tourists and locals.

Report highlights cities’ public engagement gap

Report highlights cities’ public engagement gap

The research canvassed the views of over 10,000 people across 10 global cities on how they feel about their city’s infrastructure.