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Smart cities and why they need a lot more social scientists to get involved

This blog spot has been published by Gillian on her personal blog: Visual / Methods / Culture on March 20, 2015.

I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the MK Future Cities conference, held at The Open University in Milton Keynes.  It looked to me like there were well over a hundred people there, mostly policymakers, businesses and various organisations with an interest in this thing called a ‘smart city’. Milton Keynes is a city with a lot of ‘smart’ stuff going on, and the day kicked off with a great talk from its council’s Director of Strategy on what’s happening and – more importantly – why and how it will matter to the city and its inhabitants.

To read the full blogspot, please visit Gillian's website.

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