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Last week we hosted a #citytalk tweetchat on the topic of The Digital City, and the busy discussion offered both a glimpse into how digital tools have changed the way we engage with the built environment and a vision for the future of the tech-enabled city. Co-hosted with Future Cape Town and our friends at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, the discussion reached over 30,000 people. Here’s our favourite moments:
1. Digital engagement
Digital technology has already changed the way we engage with our cities, but which services have done the most? This one was easy:
A1 Boring answer, but I’d be nowhere without Google Maps on my iPhone. Actually, I could be anywhere… #citytalk
— Joe Peach (@thisbigcity) June 28, 2012
2. Digital city = smart city?
Digital services generate a wealth of data, but have they made cities smarter?
3. Getting city governments on board
How can city leaders be convinced to embrace the digital revolution? Is broadband the starting point? Some of your thoughts:
6. Sacrifices for the digital city
7. Notable digital cities
Which cities or areas are doing a good job with digital?
8. The future of the digital city
The city has already changed significantly over the last ten years, and digital technologies have played a part in that. So what might we be faced with in 2022? Here’s some #citytalk predictions:
A8: hopefully more civic engagement on local issues. not everyone can make public meetings#citytalk
— Kayla Jonas(@jonaskayla) June 28, 2012
— Robert Bowen (@ArchiRube) June 28, 2012