SCP E12: Asking who the Smart City is for, with Katharine Willis

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E12: Asking who the Smart City is for, with Katharine Willis

Tuesday, 10 April

In this episode of the Smart City Podcast, I had a really thought-provoking conversation with Katharine Willis about who the Smart City is for. Katharine is an architect and Associate Professor at Plymouth University and initially was reluctant to get involved in the Smart City space. She continues to challenge commercially driven initiatives and focus on what the people actually think about so-called Smart Cities. We discussed Plymouth’s new Masters in Smart Urban Futures, and also a number of projects that Katharine researched about who was included and actively excluded in Smart City planning and implementation around the world. We also talked about how some fo the Smartest places in the world are in the regional and rural areas. Disclaimer: Everything discussed is personal opinion only and does not represent the companies we work for or associated in any way with these companies.
Get in touch with Katharine on Twitter @trolleytweet or visit plymouth.ac.uk to find more about the Masters of Smart Urban Futures
Find the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com Connect via Twitter and Facebook @smartcitypod
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