How do science and technology shape future cities—and how do cities shape science and technology in return? Who are the architects and actors behind these processes? Driven by a transdisciplinary approach, Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 6 will elaborate on the intertwinements of science, technology, and cities. The contributions will discuss recent theoretical approaches on how to look at the intersection between digitalization and cities scientifically, as well as how to define one’s role as a researcher. What are the assumptions that guide our view while researching? What does it mean to work transdisciplinarily with a focus on the future of cities? In sum, this edition offers an overview of current perspectives on the Digital City. It is conceptualized as a forum for academic exchange on different methods, methodologies, measurements, and materials; on theories, treasures, toys, and tools; and on power, prestige, problems, and perfection of/in digital city research.
This volume is based on contributions to this year’s City Science Summit (CSS 2019), a global conference hosted by the CityScienceLab at HafenCity University Hamburg in cooperation with the MIT Media Lab. The summit looked towards future cities that are more livable and innovative in using novel technologies for urban decision-making, design, and operation. In addition to academic members and researchers of the City Science Network, the summit also welcomed international mayors, established experts, and high-level CEOs.