The workshop goals relate to the specific PDC 2018 conference themes such as Infrastructures and complex challenges and Domain-specific applications (e.g. city-making and datafication) by doing the following:

  1. Bring together researchers and practitioners who are conducting participatory design research at the intersections of sustainable smart cities, urban informatics, urban interaction design, IoT, and notions of the more-than-human;
  2. Network participants;
  3. Collect case studies of designs in this space;
  4. Bring together critical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to inform future work in the area;
  5. Make audiences working in the space of sustainable smart cities within participatory design aware of emerging more-than-human perspectives, including the opportunities and challenges of the topic, and;
  6. Foster the research community and solicit authors and audiences for an edited book on the subject.