The Empowerment of Smartivists, with Tom Mueller

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

The Empowerment of Smartivists, with Tom Mueller

Thursday, 1 November

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a fascinating conversation with Tom Muller, an Economic Geographer and one of the cofounders of Bee Smart City. He shares with us how Bee Smart City came to be, what they do and a bit about their database connecting Smart City providers with people seeking their services. We also discuss the fact that Smart Cities really needs to be acknowledging that it’s not always about the big cities, but municipalities of any size, which you might have noticed is an increasingly common conversation on the podcast, so watch this space….
Tom also shares his perspective on how Germany is embracing Smart concepts and the opportunities and challenges of this new paradigm globally, as well as the emerging trend of bottom-up initiatives and empowering Smart Citizens, who Tom calls Smartivists. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com
Connect with Tom and Bee Smart City at www.beesmart.city or find them socials @beesmartcity
Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com
Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod
-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute