UCL Urban Laboratory


'Power to the Citizen!' manifesto launched

5 December 2018

In collaboration with colleagues across UCL, we have launched a new manifesto for the public authoring of our cities

Power to the Citizen! poster

Written by Dr Claire McAndrew (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and designed by Unlimited, 'Power to the Citizen!' is a manifesto and call-to-action for academics, digital practitioners and citizens, outlining key ideas emerging from a panel on data co-creation in the digital city, hosted in July 2017.

The project was made possible through funding received from the UCL Grand Challenge of Transformative Technologies, which was secured in collaboration with the Engineering Exchange for work exploring the concept of smart cities and its impact on London communities.

Participants in the panel included Lucy Bullivant (curator, author and founder/editor in chief of urbanista.org), Nicolas Fonty (JustMap), Stephen Lorimer (Greater London Authority), Adam Dennett (The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL), and Ava Fatah gen. Schieck (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL).

This was part of a collaboration between Sarah Bell and Charlotte Barrow at UCL's Engineering Exchange, Claire McAndrew at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Jordan Rowe at UCL Urban Laboratory.

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