There are many other questions of public concern that are paradoxically managed by specialized technicians, this practice becomes particularly significant when we are dealing with data and information related to design, evaluation and management of public spaces in our cities.
An increasing speculation with the Smart City concepts has sparked off hopeful expectations with the promise of collective participation in the processes of design of cities. These expectations are quite often accompanied by a certain sense of frustration as a result of the difficulties in technological expertise needed to reach a successful development of these tools, as well as the lack of an effective and visible impact on the landscape of urban environments, of a visualization of the effects produced by critical and collective actions and reflections that are presumed to derive from its performance.
Analogical Smart Cities proposes an analogical re-interpretation in real scale of digital tools that are often used to visualize information related to public spaces design and management in cities. This re-interpretation consists on the physical drawing of the information and data on the surface of the elements referred to. This action would be carried out by the citizens themselves.