Two of ICRI Cities’ recent projects in education and public health have been highlighted in the inaugural issue of Adjacent Local Government, February 2014 Special Issue.
Produced quarterly, with a distribution of 70,000 senior figures throughout local government and associated organizations across both the UK and EU, the Adjacent Local Government magazine covers a variety of topics from sustainable living to how local authorities can utilise the latest thinking and research into their wider strategies for communities.
Visit the full edition here: http://www.adjacentgovernment.co.uk/category/lg-editions/
Brixton Listening Lab: Moving communities forward
Katz Kiely and Han Pham examine how future cities can sustain sustainable behaviours through nudging citizens and community activities…
In less than a month, key leaders in London’s Brixton community – all at the leading edge of technology, behavior change, and policy – from local council, public health professionals, teachers, faith leaders, social innovators, entrepreneurs and local media, to social scientists, data specialists, designers, and programmers – will design a new community experiment to tackle a difficult dilemma: London is Europe’s most polluted capital city. The bigger challenge? To make it fun. The judges? Kids.
Read more here: http://www.adjacentgovernment.co.uk/lg-edition-001/brixton-listening-lab-moving-communities-forward/
Data driven education
Han Pham, Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities explores how young digital citizenship can be taught…
Data is flowing into our cities, homes, and schools at an increasing rate. How can the UK help prepare our next generation of school children not only as future consumers of the digital data economy, but also its creators?
In a busy corner of a conference filled with 30,000 people, a young girl was exploring a new world. She raised her arms to the side and began flapping imaginary wings. Suddenly, she began experiencing London from an entirely new perspective… London, and its data, made tangible.
Continue Reading: http://www.adjacentgovernment.co.uk/lg-edition-001/data-driven-education/