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Designing Responsible Cities
We have presented: The ‘Tada-data disclosed’ manifesto. Together with several partners, the Amsterdam Economic Board launched the manifesto offering six starting points for the design of a responsible digital city.

Which 6 starting points?
  1. Everyone: Our digital city is inclusive.
  2. Control: People are in control of their data.
  3. Tailored to the people:  Data and algorithms do not have the final say. Humanity always comes first.
  4. Open & Transparent: Data and the reasons for gathering it are available for everybody.
  5. Controlled & Legitimate: Users have a say in the layout of our digital city. The consequences are closely monitored.
  6. From everyone - for everyone: Data is a common asset. Clear guidelines are established by us all.

Why is this important?
Technology and data can be used to make our cities greener and more livable, healthcare more effective and education more accessible. There are however some important questions for government, businesses, research and education. Will everybody benefit equally from the digital city? Who owns the data? And can algorithms be controlled?

How did we do it?
Over a period of six months the Amsterdam Economic Board organized three design sessions with a broad range of stakeholders such as philosophers, citizen initiatives and knowledge and technology partners. During these design sessions, we discussed the future of the digital city.

What did we accomplish?
This resulted in a manifesto that was published on the 31st of October. A campaign will follow to invite the citizens of Amsterdam to come up with solutions to implement the manifesto.

Sign the manifesto online, send it to your friends and colleagues and let us know what you are doing the make the manifesto real.
Next step
The best implementations of the manifesto will be shown during the WeMakeThe.City festival in June 2018.
The discussion at the Amsterdam Smart City community.
"Data is increasingly being associated with monitoring, control and suspicion, but we’ve turned it around. Transparency, accountability and ethics could be promising design-principles. Clarity about data could also be a major driving force for business and reputation."
Franc Weerwind
Mayor City of Almere and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board
Partners involved in this project:
Waag Society / Gemeente Amsterdam / Schluss / HvA / CIOnet
Amsterdam Economic Board