Hacking the American City: Grassroots City-Making from the Netherlands to the U.S.
NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and ONE Architecture & Urbanism invite you to a conversation with experts from a range of disciplines as they discuss “smart cities” and democratic processes for city-making in an American context.
Since 2012, a Dutch research collaborative called The Hackable City has been exploring ways to democratize the process of city-making around the world. Comprised primarily of design firm One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE), The Mobile City, and a number of Dutch universities, the collective has been particularly active in a remediated brownfield in Amsterdam-Noord, Buiksloterham. In Buiksloterham, designers and planners have piloted the idea of a zero-waste ‘circular economy’ where residents play a direct role in the design of private and public space.
In this session, panelists representing a range of expertise will discuss the potentials of The Hackable City’s approach of socially-driven smart cities in the United States as a way to deal with the simultaneous challenges of equity and climate change.
Matthijs Bouw | Founding Principal, One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE)
Liz Barry | Co-Founder, Public Lab
Anthony Townsend | Author, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
Lisa Bloodgood | Director of Advocacy and Education, Newtown Creek Alliance