Enabling Civic Imagination
How do we create sustainable solutions that radically contributes to achieving the UN SDGs? One thing is certain: it is not enough simply to encourage the development of skilled users. We must teach new generations to be problem-solving, creative and innovative with technology!
So how do we ensure a flexible use of digital technology in the cities of the future? And how do we ensure that the purpose of new technology is to support everyday life rather than reflect new visions of what city life should be?
Guests Dietmar Offenhuber, Associate Professor of Design and Public Policy, Northeastern University in Germany, Author of the book “Waste if information” (MIT press) and editor of the book "Decoding the City: Urbanism in the Age of Big Data", talks about the importance of enabling civic imagination.
Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl, is passionate about the relationship between human experience and design and works to apply people-first design principals to communal ecosystems, such as streets, public space, food systems, and energy.