Cities and Urbanization

Who writes the rules for a digital city?

A new road sign warning drivers of new speed restrictions is seen on the Paris ring road, January 7, 2014. On the Paris ring road, the "peripherique", the speed limit will be reduced from 80km to 70 km per hour as part of new green measures to reduce air pollution in the French capital. It will start on January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT) - GM1EA180M1501

Governments make rules in the physical environment, to reduce the number of road fatalities to zero, for example. Image: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Ger Baron
Chief Technology Officer, City of Amsterdam
Aik van Eemeren
Head of Public Tech, CTO Office, City of Amsterdam
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