Public policy and skills for smart cities: The UK outlook

Theo Tryfonas, Tom Crick

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Abstract

The impact of information coupled with the effects of innovation is profound on all aspects of city life, from transport planning and energy use reduction to care provision and assisted living. But it also includes new ways of organising communities, as well as access to political process. The idea that information is key for the design and management of future cities matures in the relevant communities of architects, planners, engineers, computer scientists and urban innovators, so the time is right to also consider what citizenship skills are required. Familiarity, if not proficiency, in 'digital' skills emerge as essential aspect of future citizenship. We don't only mean however efficient digital consumption skills, but also digital creation skills such as computational thinking and coding, entrepreneurship and systems thinking, information architecting as well as a risk-informed perception of data privacy and security. The challenges of delivering such a skillset are many, from designing a 21st century curriculum, to ensuring fair access to technology for people of all abilities, race, gender, age and class.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPETRA '18
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages116-117
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2018
Event11th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2018 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference11th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2018
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period26/06/1829/06/18

Keywords

  • Public policy
  • Skills development
  • Smart cities
  • Smart citizens

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    Tryfonas, T., & Crick, T. (2018). Public policy and skills for smart cities: The UK outlook. In PETRA '18: Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference (pp. 116-117). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3197768.3203170