Policy & Governance

A People-Centered Look at Smart Cities

What good is a “smart city,” if it doesn’t improve people’s lives?

The trajectory of smart cities has evolved from a purely technology-centered approach to a government-centered approach. It is now becoming increasingly clear that “smart” technologies must be implemented for and with the people they are meant to serve. While many initial attempts at building smart cities have not evolved past the technology-centered phase, there is growing understanding that a people-centered approach is the future.

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PCI Virtual Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Vint Cerf & Ian Bremmer (February 25, 2020)

People-Centered Internet invites you to a “virtual fireside chat,” featuring Ian Bremmer and PCI co-founder, Vint Cerf, at 2:00 PM ET on February 25, 2020. In a 2016 paper produced for the International Monetary Fund, Ian predicted “G-Zero,” a time characterized by “a growing vacuum in global governance,” and asked “whether citizens across the world will remain passive

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People-Centered Internet Announces Six “Areas of Focus” for 2020

Press Release — January 15, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI) today announces its “Areas of Focus” for 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to “working for an Internet that works for people” was cofounded in 2015 by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung. In the coming year, PCI will support projects in six categories: (1)

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A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies (Working Paper)

By Amy Webb PCI Community member, Amy Webb, introduced her proposal for a new “US Office of Strategic Forecasting” in a presentation to Senate staff. Her paper, “A National Office for Strategic Foresight Anchored in Critical Science and Technologies,” was produced for the Technology and Public Policy Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International

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Disruption Magazine Canada Interviews Dr. David Bray (Podcast)

By Disruption Magazine Canada The “1st Canadian Magazine dedicated to disruptive innovation” Disruption Magazine Canada  interviews Dr. David Bray on the evolution of the Internet, PCI efforts to empower education and entrepreneurship, considerations about digital future, governance, whether we can remain an open society, how can we make sure the technology is inclusive and which conversations

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Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 Officially Launched

By SGGP Online This article originally appeared in Saigon Giai Phong Online. The Vietnam Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Summit 2019, themed ‘Digital Transformation for a Prosperous Vietnam’, was formally held on August 8, 2019 in Hanoi. Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 specially stressed the urgency of digital transformation (DT) in the country, saying that this

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