On March 10 2017
, Como City will host a seminar by Daniele Quercia
on Good City Life
. The seminar will be in the Como Campus
of Politecnico di Milano.
Daniele Quercia is launching goodcitylife.org
— a global group of like-minded people who are passionate about building technologies whose focus is not necessarily to create a smart city but to give a good life to city dwellers.
His presentation will contrast the corporate smart-city rhetoric about efficiency, predictability, and security with a different perspective on the cities, which I think is very inspiring and visionary.
The future of the city is, first and foremost, about people, and those people are increasingly networked. We will see how a creative use of network-generated data can tackle hitherto unanswered research questions. Can we rethink existing mapping tools [happy-maps]? Is it possible to capture smellscapes of entire cities and celebrate good odors [smelly-maps]? And soundscapes [chatty-maps]?
If you are interested, you can attend for free at the Polo di Como headquarters
in Via Anzani 42, III floor, on March 10, 3pm.