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While digitalisation and especially the digital interconnection of processes proceed it gets clearer how much need to reform comes with that change on diverse levels.
As one of the areas in which this seemingly occurs the most one could see human resource management with its economical as well as political and social implications, also for instance in terms of challenges like the reduction of (longterm) unemployment, the integration of migrants or of high numbers of refugees both in the employment market and in our German and European societies. Continue reading
With this article I want to share a theoretical approach (here called eCity) on Citizen Design Science that I formulated for ETH Zurich’s “Livable Future Cities” course on the edX education platform, running from September until December 2015.
Citizen Design Science is a concept that builds up on the already known principle of Citizen Science, which e.g. the Cornell Lab of Ornithology defines as “projects in which [often non-academic] volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions”, but aims specifically on participatory, bottom-up conceptual and decision processes around the planning, development, and management of urban areas and cities, or human habitats in general.
The expressed thoughts and words were based on an idea that I tried to capture in terms of eDemocracy and eGovernment in 2013, accompanied by a simplified illustration. I found that both, after a few changes, could also fit the issue of Citizen Design Science.
So let me first please come to the general sketch of a possible eCity platform to empower participatory processes.
Harvard Business Review published an article on how digitalisation and APIs (Application Program Interface or Application Programming Interface) might affect business alliances.
While the authors mention important facts there are still several aspects that need to be brought into question from my point of view.
Another field for interdisciplinary and international collaboration is the design and construction of future cities and urban areas, which bring with them a very high level of complexity and many fields as well as needs for different kinds of expertise and competencies that this topic touches.
Generation Y with its deep connection to the online world and demand for IT-based networks that resemble the social platforms that it uses in private life, understands and shows how this complexity can be handled and the globally spread expertise and competencies brought together for reaching the common goals.
Urban and Interurban Mobility are one major aspect to look at when designing (smart) future cities and urban areas, and they stand for all the many complex systems that can only be realised on a base of interdisciplinary and also international collaboration.
Much can be read about autonomous driving, so I would like to share this article that I published via LinkedIn, describing my idea of “Seamless Mobility on Demand”.
It can also be read here after the jump. Continue reading
I published another article on LinkedIn, this time having a look on how new developments in the world of Open Source, Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing, 3D Printing & Co. and private production will change whole industries and lead to different maintenance and service structures. You find it here.
Or read it after the jump…