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Creating Smart Cities - (Regions and Cities) (Paperback)

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In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency, sustainability, resilience, competitiveness, safety and security – critics point to the negative effects, such as the production of technocratic governance, the corporatization of urban services, technological lock-ins, privacy harms and vulnerability to cyberattack.

This book, through a range of international case studies, suggests social, political and practical interventions that would enable more equitable and just smart cities, reaping the benefits of smart city initiatives while minimizing some of their perils.

Included are case studies from Ireland, the United States of America, Colombia, the Netherlands, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom. These chapters discuss a range of issues including political economy, citizenship, standards, testbedding, urban regeneration, ethics, surveillance, privacy and cybersecurity. This book will be of interest to urban policymakers, as well as researchers in Regional Studies and Urban Planning.

Number of Pages: 241 p. ;
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Human Geography, Development
Series Title: Regions and Cities
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Book theme: Economic Development
Language: English
Street Date: November 7, 2018
TCIN: 53900576
UPC: 9780815396253
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8227
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