• Chatham House

Digital empowerment in an interconnected society
The constantly assisted experience of the digitally empowered consumer opens new horizons for self-expression through client-driven design. On the dark side, it could numb the capacity of independent thought and increase the incidence of manipulation among vulnerable individuals...


  • Editorial
    So, the Essen Trade Fair opens its doors with a bridal show for wedding planners. This may be nothing unusual under normal circumstances, but perhaps risky at this time? Do economic-driven decisions challenge stricter measures indicated as wise by the scientific community, at a time where a new crisis in Germany sees a red zone created these days to contain the outbreak of coronavirus...


  • Shaping a new environment in AI
    Alleged data breaches from the Cambridge Analytica scandal offers a glimpse on how the AI revolution is shaping a new environment and why new legislation must be developed to protect not only citizen data, but the dignity of the citizen’s digital persona, taking into account how machines can extract and leverage the very instruction manual that makes each human individual actionable according to third party agendas...


  • Bogota-Colombia

    UN drives for urban equity
    A focus on the United Nations World Urban Forum, drive for ‘Urban equity in development’ — which looks at practical and sustainable ways of creating more inclusive and compact cities that address complex issues like inequality, population and infrastructure.

  • Facebook maps migration
    A study of ‘between-city coordinated migration’, examining aggregate, anonymized data on all Facebook users who list both their hometown and their current city on their profile

  • Piloting better road transport
    An overview of how the EU-funded Straightsol project which is trialing new systems and solutions in a series of pilots for improved city transport, with a focus on better, safer and more efficient parcel and freight delivery

  • Driving future mobility
    Challenging the convenience of mobility by car as an option, as cities increase in density, impacting on quality of life.

  • Interview with Elkin Velasquez, UN Human Settlements Program
    Elkin Velasquez Director of the Regional Office for the Caribbean and Latin America - UN Human Settlements Program, expands on how an enabled environment for ICT through policy, planning and good governance allows for collaboration and consequently improved urban life.