The Smart City Kitchen

About: David Tuinzing

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.



How making London greener could make Londoners happier – interactive map

London – with all its tarmac, brick and glass – is actually 38.4% open space and ranks as the world’s third greenest major city. Now Daniel Raven-Ellison wants to go further … and make Greater London a national park. His campaign and online petition aims to have the city treated in the same way as parks like the Peak District and the Brecon Beacons, to conserve its natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. The maps below plot open space and happiness – and attempt to show how well-being would increase if London’s green space was expanded

Further evidence that a green city is a happy city. 

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Singapore - The Social Laboratory

Excellent longread by Shane Harris on protection of national security & engineering a more harmonious society via mass surveillance and big data.

Singapore was the perfect home for a centrally controlled, complex technological system designed to maintain national order. […] “In Singapore, people generally feel that if you’re not a criminal or an opponent of the government, you don’t have anything to worry about.”

[Foreign Policy: The Social Laboratory]

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Streetlight glow in the dark

Streetlight glow in the dark


Google “cities as an organism” and you’ll find everything from TED talks to blog posts to academic papers on the topic. There’s no shortage of suggestions that collective actions in cities are like an urban metabolism.

The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around.

Which is exactly what .FABRIC and James Corner Field Operations have done as part of their new show at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, which runs until August 23rd.

Find out more about their digital mapping of Rotterdam in our latest post

Cities have been cradles of civilization for 8,000 years. So if we redefine how and where cities are created, we’re redefining who we are, how we got that way, where we’re headed and what makes us tick.

Joel Garreau, author of “Edge City: Life on the New Frontier”
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(Bron: alexinsd, via sociology-of-space)