The Smart City Kitchen

About: David Tuinzing

Co-Founder www.smartcitiesstrategies.com
and founder of The Smart City Kitchen. ----------------------------------------------------

David believes that collaboration between urban stakeholders is the key factor to a smart city. David advises, teaches and writes about collaborative urbanism, networked cities, change management, and social & economic development. His career combines academia and practice in consultancy projects, and involves forging partnerships between sectors, systems, projects and people.

He developed several urban recipes for urban areas like Rotterdam Central District, Kop van Zuid (Wilhelminapier), and the city of Leiden. Through studies at the University of Groningen, David has expertise and interests of both technical (spatial science) and economic (Msc. RE) systems in the city.
 

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social
Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

 

Miami-Dade County is facilitating citizen participation with social

Data creates transparency. Using Cloud plus Big Data & Analytics, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. Making data visible, accessible, and actionable can help the county to crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation.

sociology-of-space:

Data showing changes in employment within, culture, media and sport industries - reflecting patterns in gentrification across London.

jeroenapers:

Hoe ook een stad als New York zijn smoel verliest aan zielloze winkelketen-formules en bankvestigingen. James & Karla Murray vergeleken het hedendaagse New York met de foto’s die ze 10 jaar geleden hebben gemaakt voor het voorspellende boek Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York. De angst van 10 jaar geleden blijkt gegrond, als je naar de serie foto’s kijkt. Conclusie van het betoog: steun uw lokale ondernemer, want ook in Nederland speelt dit fenomeen. 

(via The Atlantic Cities)

Uniforme stad..

humanscalecities:

The Commons at Stake: The Enclosure of MediaLab-Prado
Medialab-Prado (Madrid), one of the most remarkable examples worldwide of citizen labs in the intersection of culture, technology and arts, is at risk. A proven track record and recognition seems to be nothing to institutions unable to understand there is life beyond this crazy run for public expenditure cuts cuts and the falsest model of public-private partnerships (sic). In fact, public spending is just the excuse for this and many other policies. This is the way they do it here in Spain, 2014.
MediaLab-Prado, located here in Madrid, is on the cutting edge of investigative practises related to Free Culture and the Commons. It’s also one of the collaborative spaces where the initial gestalt of the 15M movement was born.
7 million Euros of public funds was invested by the local government in the rehabilitation of an historic building in Madrid (the Sierra Belga), in order to house MediaLab. The building was leased as a public space for the development of the lab’s activities, projects and openly accessible workshops.

On Friday, April 4th, Madrid’s local government’s plan was revealed. They intend to rent out this public space – again, paid for with public funds and for public use – to Telefónica. The irony is rich: Telefónica was Spain’s nationalised public telecommunications provider, later privatised in 1997 under the neo-liberal government of Jose María Aznar. Today, Telefónica is a private global telecommunications conglomerate, and the fifth-largest mobile network provider in the world.
Follow the updates on MediaLab’s newly created Twitter account for its defense: @savethelab

humanscalecities:

The Commons at Stake: The Enclosure of MediaLab-Prado

Medialab-Prado (Madrid), one of the most remarkable examples worldwide of citizen labs in the intersection of culture, technology and arts, is at risk. A proven track record and recognition seems to be nothing to institutions unable to understand there is life beyond this crazy run for public expenditure cuts cuts and the falsest model of public-private partnerships (sic). In fact, public spending is just the excuse for this and many other policies. This is the way they do it here in Spain, 2014.

MediaLab-Prado, located here in Madrid, is on the cutting edge of investigative practises related to Free Culture and the Commons. It’s also one of the collaborative spaces where the initial gestalt of the 15M movement was born.

7 million Euros of public funds was invested by the local government in the rehabilitation of an historic building in Madrid (the Sierra Belga), in order to house MediaLab. The building was leased as a public space for the development of the lab’s activities, projects and openly accessible workshops.

On Friday, April 4th, Madrid’s local government’s plan was revealed. They intend to rent out this public space – again, paid for with public funds and for public use – to Telefónica. The irony is rich: Telefónica was Spain’s nationalised public telecommunications provider, later privatised in 1997 under the neo-liberal government of Jose María Aznar. Today, Telefónica is a private global telecommunications conglomerate, and the fifth-largest mobile network provider in the world.

Follow the updates on MediaLab’s newly created Twitter account for its defense: @savethelab