Lucy was one of four speakers at Power to the Citizen! Data and co-creation in the digital city, a sell-out event staged on 25 July 2017 (6.30-8pm) at the Base KX in King's Cross by the Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment and the Engineering Exchange at UCL, UCL Urban Lab and CASA.
She gave a talk called 'Don't hesitate, participate! Digital tools and processes for social democracy in urban life.
The Institute's aim for the event was to explore the changing ways in which we define and engage with digital city systems. This no longer lies exclusively in the hands of architects, designers, engineers, computer scientists and urban planners: open-source tools and open-data platforms are opening up collaborative opportunities for citizen participation.
This panel session brought together community groups, academics and digital practitioners into dialogue with the joint aims of understanding the challenges of engaging in this new paradigm and with this knowledge, identify new collaborative mechanisms for citizen-led digital city making.
The other speakers were: Ava Fatah, UCL Space Syntax Laboratory: Andrew Collinge, GLA; Adam Dennet, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis; and Nicolas Fonti, Living Maps.