The Department of Arts and Design from the PUC-Rio University from Rio de Janeiro , Brazil has invited the coordinators of Cities-4-People to present in Rio as part of their Smart Cities Research programme. Based on the presentation, there has been an interest in developing a similar project in the city of Rio. As a starting collaboration point, they invited Isabel, Post-Doc at CBS to write an article and co-edit a book in Portuguese about approaches to developing Smart Cities. Isabel’s chapter will present aspects of Urban Prototyping in Urban Spaces as one of the methods to help develop Smart Cities, and using Cities-4-People interventions as the example cases. The book will be called ‘Composing Cities’ and is to be published in 2021.
Isabel will also participate in the Whow! Festival 2020 taking place on 10th, 11th and 12th November 2020. During the event, she will talk about co-creating cities in the context of Cities-4-People!