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    Interfaces and divisions in the Dublin Docklands 'Smart District'. The Programmable City - Working Paper 37


    Heaphy, Liam (2018) Interfaces and divisions in the Dublin Docklands 'Smart District'. The Programmable City - Working Paper 37. Working Paper. SocArXiv.

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    Abstract

    The study of physical and social divisions in divided societies has long been an area of study, such as the continued usage of ‘peace walls’ in Belfast, hostile architecture to prevent anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping, and the securitisation of private spaces. In the context of a new drive to create a smart district, this paper looks at the relationship between smart urbanism and planning, and at the spatial and social divisions between a new ‘gentrifying’ and well-educated community in the Dublin Docklands and established communities in the area. The Dublin Docklands redevelopment marks a significant break from a pattern of suburbanisation and inner-city decline and repurposes part of the former port area as a city centre extension. The paper accounts for the reshaping of the Dublin Docklands as a ‘smart district’ in collaboration with the city authorities, based on over thirty semi-structured interviews and participant-observation at consultation events. It argues that reductive definitions of smart cities as networking technologies be reworked into broader considerations on urban technologies and the future of cities, with greater emphasis on the relationship between technologies branded as ‘smart’ and the material and digital manifestation of boundaries in urban form.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Published as an open access pre-print on SocArXiv: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/z2afc under a CC-By Attribution 4.0 International Public License. The research for this paper was provided by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award, ‘The Programmable City’ (ERC-2012-AdG-323636).
    Keywords: smart urbanism; smart cities; ports; planning; technology; urban design; interfaces; boundaries; MUSSI; NIRSA;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 9353
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/Z2AFC
    Depositing User: Liam Heaphy
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 14:41
    Publisher: SocArXiv
    Funders: European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award
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