Why you must influence the Smart City agenda where you live
In 1955 critic Ian Nairn wrote a piece for Architecture Review called “Outrage”, in which he coined the term “Subtopia”:
Subtopia is the annihilation of the site, the steamrollering of all individuality of place to one uniform and mediocre pattern
Nairn was calling for the preservation of characteristic places, fearful that if things were allowed to continue then “…the end of Southampton will look like the beginning of Carlisle; the parts in between will look like the end of Carlisle or the beginning of Southampton.”
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Earlier this year Thingitude bid for some funding from Reading Council to develop an Internet of Things project with students throughout the summer holidays as part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture. A couple of months later I was told the bid was successful!
The Things Network is organizing a series of webcasts in which initiators share their best practices.
Hot on the heels of Gonzalo Casas (Zurich) and Matthijs Jaspers (Rotterdam) the next TTN webcast will have Andrew Maggio (@maj) and Mark Stanley (@markstanley) sharing their experience gained through the initiation of the communities in Sydney and Reading (UK).
IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE ME TO SHOWCASE – LET ME KNOW QUICKLY!!