Designing an Operating System for a User-Driven City

Designing an Operating System for a User-Driven City
technology
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 23 march 2009

We wrote about DIYcity back in late October shortly after its launch. During its roughly six month life span, the budding online project has successfully created a forum for a global community of users to discuss ways that technologies can be utilized to make their respective cities run more efficiently and move towards a more sustainable model. Over that time, creator John Geraci has noticed one overarching challenge begin to emerge, an issue he identifies in a recent post by asking the question, “Can we, collectively, come up with a complete set of tools that ordinary people everywhere can plug into to make their cities work better?”

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