Smart Cities Need Smart Citizens

Fellow comms geek Alicja Peszkowska 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.” Working with orgs like TechSoup and the National Gallery of Denmark, Peszkowska is at the front line of open data. “Transparency of political processes translates into civic participation,” she writes in her open data manifesto. “The more citizens understand, the more they engage.”