Driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Future of Place Framework sets out the Why, the What and the How. The framework is part of a larger project and marks the halfway point. The aim of the framework is to understand the evolving relationships between people, place, technology and data.
The Framework is a thumbnail sketch with key points, using simple formats. Many meetings and workshops with a long list of participants sit behind this document. The task ahead is to produce a handbook to guide policy and practice. The aim of the handbook is to show how technology and data enablers can bring great place outcomes.
Smart Cities Council, the organisation behind the document, invites others to participate in the process. The outcomes they list are not new but still worth mentioning:
Future of Place Principles of Practice
The framework states, that as city shapers we will:
- Embrace technology and data solutions where they help amplify the quality of place, and human experience.
- Design technology and data solutions with purpose, deploy with transparency and operate them ethically.
- Uphold the principle that technology and data can help shape great places, but in support of other foundational enablers.
The Sustainable Development Goals have a commitment to universal design and inclusion.