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Dumbing down the smart city, Adam Greenfield | LSE

Dumbing down the smart city, Adam Greenfield | LSE | human city | Scoop.it

Does the smart city concept put technology ahead of people, ignoring the very things that make us human?  Adam Greenfield, Senior Urban Fellow in LSE Cities, discusses the growing public scepticism around claims that intelligent operating systems and data analytics are the key to our future....


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Home - Justin McGuirk

Home - Justin McGuirk | human city | Scoop.it
Justin McGuirk is a writer, critic and curator based in London. He is the director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute in Moscow.
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Campaigners fight to save London skyline from 230 more skyscrapers

Campaigners fight to save London skyline from 230 more skyscrapers | human city | Scoop.it
Statement to Observer signed by public figures including sculptors Anthony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, presenter Griff Rhys Jones and Royal Academy's Charles Saumarez Smith
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This reminds me of the "Outrage" campaign by Architectural Review, against things like telegraph poles ruining the English countryside and towns.

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Cisco will make KC a 'smart city' - Kansas City Business Journal

Cisco will make KC a 'smart city' - Kansas City Business Journal | human city | Scoop.it

As part of an ongoing, public-private effort to identify and solve a variety of municipal problems, Kansas City will work with Cisco Systems Inc. to make it a "smart city." The model uses a variety of network capabilities — including sensors and other devices — to offer information to address such city challenges as transportation, safety, parking and infrastructure. Although Cisco already has a few smart cities, Kansas City's prospective plan in Downtown appears to be among the company's most expansive to date....


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Technology as Power

Technology as Power | human city | Scoop.it
The past two months have undone the Age of Digital Innocence. It's now possible to speak of technology of power, and of the internet as a site of old-fashioned struggle.
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How can we make data more meaningful?

How can we make data more meaningful? | human city | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to make data more meaningful is to make it yourself and to experience it, in situ, writes Usman Haque

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