That the concept of a ‘smart city’ is gaining popularity, can be traced back to the increasing amount of cities that is experimenting with this concept. Tom van Arman, founder and director at Tapp, will give us some insight in his practical experience with creating and experimenting with smart cities all over the world.
Digital technologies are flooding our markets and streets promising smarter cities, but for who? Tom van Arman will be showcasing some projects that have transformed squares, streets and sidewalks into living laboratories to test new technologies for and by the people of Amsterdam. By the end of the presentation, community leaders, knowledge partners & business developers will have insights on the Dutch approach to public experiments that can inform local policy.
Technology is flooding the market and now spilling over into our “public commons” and shared civic spaces. But how do all these smart city technologies improve our daily lives or actually solve urgent urban problems? Whether they be smart camera’s, smart meters or city data, how do all these solutions ultimately create a Smart City? Tom van Arman will be talking about the “Ugly Truths”, the “Bad Agents” and “Good Players” of today’s smart cities.