Vergeet de Smart City. Speel Stad-initiatieven, zoals Bristols waterglijbaan, zijn het menselijk antwoord op de kilheid en anonimiteit van de stedelijke omgeving. Aldus The Guardian, terecht?
During the past year in Bristol you could have plunged down a 300ft water slide on one of the city’s main shopping streets, had a text message conversation with a lamppost, let your children play outside during a temporary street closure, or played a zombie chase game around the city centre.
All good fun, you might or might not think. But the people behind these and other similar projects believe they add up to much more than a good laugh. Next week, many of them are meeting for a conference at Bristol’s Watershed on Making the City Playable.