The Future of Public Space
Smart Cities aim for an ever-increasing amount of connectivity through the usage of information and communication technology (ICT) with physical devices and citizens to increase efficiency of city operations and to ease the day-to-day lives of their inhabitants.
All too often, it seems, technological fixes and innovative ideas are being implemented in cities whilst losing sight of the people who inhabit them. Therefore, we need to refocus our attention on the areas where we cannot only improve digital interconnections, but also human ones: the public space.
Challenges within public spaces have increased. This intensifies the tasks of urban planners and thus the question of how public spaces will be transformed in the future.
This Morgenstadt conference will explore ways to reconceptualize public spaces for the city of tomorrow, preparing to face a multitude of challenges.