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    From the accidental to articulated smart city: The creation and work of ‘Smart Dublin’: The Programmable City Working Paper 29


    Coletta, Claudio and Heaphy, Liam and Kitchin, Rob (2017) From the accidental to articulated smart city: The creation and work of ‘Smart Dublin’: The Programmable City Working Paper 29. Working Paper. The Programmable City Working Paper.

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    Abstract

    While there is a relatively extensive literature concerning the nature of smart cities in general, the roles of corporate actors in their production, and the development and deployment of specific smart city technologies, to date there have been relatively few studies that have examined the situated practices as to how the smart city as a whole unfolds in specific places. In this paper, we chart the smart city ecosystem in Dublin, Ireland, and examine how the four city authorities have actively collaborated to progressively frame and mobilise an articulated vision of Dublin as a smart city. In particular, we focus on the work of ‘Smart Dublin’, a shared unit established to coordinate, manage and promote Dublin’s smart city initiatives. We argue that Smart Dublin has on the one hand sought to corral smart city initiatives within a common framework, and on the other has acted to boost the city-region’s smart city activities, especially with respect to economic development. Our analysis highlights the value of undertaking a holistic mapping of a smart city in formation, and the role of political and administrative geographies and specialist smart city units in shaping that formation.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Published as an open access pre-print on SocArXiv: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/93ga5. Published under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.
    Keywords: smart city; governance; Smart Dublin; test-bedding; procurement by challenge; SBIR; strategy; scaling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 9238
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/93GA5
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 17:03
    Publisher: The Programmable City Working Paper
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