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    Creating smart cities


    Kitchin, Rob and Coletta, Claudio and Evans, Leighton and Heaphy, Liam (2018) Creating smart cities. In: Creating Smart Cities. Routledge, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781351182409

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    Abstract

    This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the various critiques of smart city rhetoric and deployments and seeks to suggest social, political and practical interventions that would enable better designed and more equitable and just smart city initiatives. It seeks to bridge the gap between advocates and critics by critically examining the production of smart cities and suggesting new visions of smart urbanism that seek to gain some of the promises of networked Information & Communication Technology while addressing some of their more problematic aspects. The book highlights two important aspects that are often missing from smart city research to date. First, the need to place smart city developments into a longer historical context. Second, the need to understand the complex organizational and political work required to initiate, mobilize and sustain initiatives such as Smart Docklands that involve multiple stakeholders who have different motivations and aims.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of a chapter appearing in: Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L. and Heaphy, L. (2018) Creating smart cities: Introduction. In Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. and Kitchin, R. (eds) Creating Smart Cities. Routledge, London. pp. 1-18.
    Keywords: smart cities; networked information; communications technology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 12788
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351182409
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 15:36
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
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