Predict the unpredictable book AFRY

#smartcities for whom ⁉️

As an urban planner I am very passionate about plannig cities for people. At the same time #Iot #AI #5G #ecommerce are being part of our cities.

But will cities be created only for #technology? or? Where are we heading?

I just finish reading this highly recommend book:
Predicting the unpredictable. It’s a masterpiece by Helena Paulsson the Head of Urban Development and Jonas Gustavsson the CEO and President at AFRY

And I qoute:
“The answer depends partly on how we ask the question. Ask how we should make the city smart and you will get technical answers, but ask how we will make it come alive and the answers will be about relationships and social factors. We want to talk about the cities of the future. That is what this book is all about; giving some answers to what we think is reasonable, but above all to ask even more questions.

The single most important consideration is that the dialogue about the cities of the future is based on their inhabitants’ perspective. We must identify what the city is doing best and use new opportunities to make it better. If we avoid the pitfalls, technology has the ability to deliver truly amazing opportunities.”
End quote.

Published by Mustafa Sherif

Child Friendly Urban Planner at AFRY | TEDxStockholm | Public Speaker | Urbanistica Podcast Host | H22 City EXPO Ambassador | Placemaking Europe Leader

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