A Right to the Digital City
A response to the Smart London ‘new deal for city data’ consultation, cowritten with Andrew Eland
How to make London a smart city is, perhaps, the wrong question. A better question might be: how can London use digital tools to improve the lives of people who live, visit or work here?
How can we house them better, make them safer, healthier and maximise their happiness? What infrastructure needs to be in place to enable all this? How can we do this while giving people agency over the data about them? How can we give them the democratic control over digital services?
Fundamentally, what should a digital city be like?