Matt Jones talking at Citycamp 10 London about urban computing, vertigo, synecdoche, nearlynets, mujicompfrastructure and how people’s doorways or porches might be a good place to start.
I agree. I think the bottom up approach is almost certainly going to be the way forward unless we want to cause panic. We’ve already had a pretty horrendous top down attempt here in the UK with Chip and Bin.
Sidenote: While I was attempting to find the link for the word synecdoche without knowing how to spell it I stumbled across synectics - which is also great.