Cities become first smart and then responsive. The Responsive City we present and explore in this course builds on Smart City technology, but places the human in the centre of decision-making, design, and management of the city. Responsive Cities are about bringing cities back to their citizens.
Students gain insight into the next generation of design processes for architects and urban designers, and into concepts of the Information Architecture of Responsive Cities. To describe the potential of Responsive Cities, we define the concepts of citizen-design science, complexity science, responsive livability, responsive governance, and responsive design and city planning. The course will run in parallel with the fourth edition of our MOOC on Responsive Cities.
What will happen when cities change from static configurations into responsive and dynamic structures? How can citizens influence this development? The Responsive Cities course will answer these questions and supply you with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand and design such dynamic structures. Responsive Cities are about bringing cities back to their citizens. Rather than using data that are centrally collected and stored, you will see platforms on which the citizens place the data and the information they decide to share.