To register for the conference please access the following link:
Registration for participants is £40 *.
The conference fee includes refreshments and a wine reception on Sunday 10 September and refreshments and lunch on Monday 11 September. The conference dinner will be held on Sunday 10 September and can be booked separately during the online booking process at a cost of £22.50 per person.
The conference will critically address the smart city agenda, and investigate the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in marginalised communities at a range of global contexts. Taking the right to the city as a framework, the symposium investigates the question ‘Whose right to the (Smart) City’? It addresses a gap in current knowledge exchange and seeks to redress the balance of focus from the existing highly urbanised, first-world contexts to concentrate on more marginalised urban communities and people-centred urban change in relation to ICTs.
The conference will examine how and why cities and people are shaping technologies to suit their needs and the role of civic inclusiveness in this process, and will draw on knowledge and perspectives from marginalised city contexts at a range of geographical levels including developing world countries.
Fields: architecture, urban planning, urban studies and ubiquitous computing, urban policy. Contributions will be from academics, city governance, NGO’s, community groups and industry experts.
The conference will be co-located with Data Ache:
The 21st International Conference on the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA). The full programme is available here.
Sunday 10th September – Open data workshop
Monday 11th September –Main conference papers, Keynotes, Network outcomes
The symposium venue in the state of the art Roland Levinsky Building and hosted by the School of Art, Design and Architecture, Plymouth University.
Details of travel options to Plymouth University can be found here
Katharine Willis (Plymouth University) Ava Fatah (UCL), Satyarupa Shekar (CAG), Ana Paula Baltazar (UFMG)
Venue: Room 206-207, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth University
Download a map here
Sunday 10th September 2017
|14:00-17.00||Open data workshop|
(co-hosted with Dataache conference & including private View of DATA ACHE exhibition)
Monday 10th September 2017
Coffee and registration
|9.30-10.30||Conference Panel :
DESIGN and the Smart Citizens. The Pathway of Communities
Here we are. Where Community talk, speak out and remain in Light!
Ayona Datta, Kings College London
|14.30-15.00||Presentation of outcomes from the Network|
|15.00-16.00||Conference Panel :
Engagement in the Smart City
|17.00-18.00||Keynote 2 :
Tim Davies, Open Data Services Cooperative
* The conference is part-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.