Alicja Peszkowska is a comms geek like me. She thinks data is as much a part of creating smart citizens as it is smart cities: “When you create a community, you create an environment where social change can happen.”
Peszkowska is at the front line of open data, working with orgs like TechSoup, Warsaw NetWtorek and the National Gallery of Denmark.
“Transparency of political processes translates into civic participation,” she writes in her open data manifesto (video). “The more citizens understand, the more they engage.” Agreed.