course: Digital City Design Workshop – Cape Town

In Spring 2013 I co-instructed the ‘Digital City Design Workshop’ at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology together with Dennis Frenchman, Carlo Ratti, Assaf Biderman, David Lee, and Anthony Vanky.

This workshop is hosted every academic year by the Senseable City Lab and invites students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to participate in seeks to develop pragmatic, technological solutions that address a key concern of urban living. The city group I coordinated and taught in 2013 was Cape Town in South Africa.

We visited Cape Town in March 2013 to explore how leveraging digital technologies in the realm of transportation could provide people (often living in remote townships) with better access to opportunities.

You can find out more about the workshop and what the students came up with in this course book.