From shaping our urban identity, to supporting our health and education institutions, to improving housing conditions for people in informal settlements, design can certainly play a powerful role. One Day 2 of the Designing Democracy Seminar thought leaders present their takes on the role of design across these diverse spheres.
We hosted our third #citytalk tweetchat on Wednesday with Philips Livable Cities and the discussion was as interesting as it was fast-paced – VERY. We asked questions on the identity of citizens and cities, and the resulting conversations were fascinating (and kudos to @harry_verhaar – Philips’ Head of Sustainability – whose first Twitter experience was this tweetchat. […]
By Harry Verhaar – Head of Sustainability at Philips
Are you your city? Not the usual question one might ask, but in a way, we are all part of our cities, for without citizens, they would not be what they are. The identity of a city bears on the identity of its citizens, and vice versa. […]