Envisioning Future Cities: Pocket Drones, Bioinspired Designs, and Smart Citizens Cities and urban environments

Usman Haque is the founder of Umbrellium: a team of architects, designers, commercial experts, producers and creative technologists with years of experience in designing and deploying award-winning participatory platforms. Usman states the "smart city" approach suggests we simply need appropriate and accurate monitoring equipment to reveal all the intricacies and complexities of a finite and knowable universe; technology helps us do these things "better", so, the argument goes, we need more technology. Yet, cities are what Russell Ackoff might call a "mess". Every issue interrelates to and interacts with every other issue; there is no clear "solution"; there are no universal objective parameters; and sometimes those working on problems are actually the ones who are causing them. Urban data isn't simply discovered, it is invented, manipulated and crafted; and cities aren't ...

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