Read here our Charter for the Smart City, a collaborative Charter that guides green European politicians and activists to assess and steer technological innovations in their cities.
People make technology, but technology in turn influences our lives, our societies and even our ethics. The development of new technologies therefore cannot be left to engineers and managers; it requires public debate and democratic control.
This Charter for the Smart City was produced as part of the project of the same name, and puts the values of democracy, connectedness, human dignity, privacy, sustainability, and equality at the heart of smart cities. Local politicians and active citizens who share these values may use the principles in this Charter as starting points for democratic debate and informed moral judgment on technological innovations in their communities.
The Charter was developed through a series of roundtable discussions that took place in cities across Europe, as well as from online consultation, involving over 100 experts, (local) politicians and activists who shared their ideas.
Please find the Dutch version of this publication available to read here.
Please find the French version of this publication available to read here.
Please find the German version of this publication available to read here.
Please find the Czech version of this publication available to read here.