SCP E03 Using technology as an enabler for social justice, with Nancy Odendaal

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

SCP E03 Using technology as an enabler for social justice, with Nancy Odendaal

Tuesday, 20 February

In this episode, I had a delightful conversation with Nancy Odendaal, an Urban Planner, an Associate Professor in City planning at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has been in the Smart City game for well over a decade now and is really interested in how technologies affect power dynamics between people. Nancy has a number of projects on the go at the moment, one of which is researching the use of drones to enable humanitarian aid. Nancy and I discuss many things, including using technology as an enabler for social justice, and how technology can enhance the sense of place of a city. As well as this, Nancy talked about some of the things South Africa and Africa as a whole is doing in the Smart City space, and the impact simple technology is having on transport, mobility and street traders. This is a longer episode than usual but I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.  
Connect with Nancy via http://uct.academia.edu/NancyOdendaalFind the full show notes: thesmartcitypodcast.com 
Connect with me via email: zoe@thesmartcitypodcast.com 
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