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Impact of technologies in urban life, mainly following this smart cities buzzword and the digital-urban links
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Visions of Urban Informatics: From Proximate Futures to Data-Driven Urbanism

Sarah Barns Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University Introduction Urban informatics, the nascent field that took as its subject the
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Socio-Technical Imaginaries of a Data-Driven City: Ethnographic Vignettes from Delhi

Sandeep Mertia The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi Several decades from now cities will have countless
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Demoing unto Death: Smart Cities, Environment, and Preemptive Hope

Orit Halpern Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University Gökçe Günel School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of
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Smart cities: escala humana y vida pública en las ciudades

Smart cities: escala humana y vida pública en las ciudades | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Smart Cities: What Do We Need to Know to Plan and Design Them Better?

Smart Cities: What Do We Need to Know to Plan and Design Them Better? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
This essay was written for a workshop sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, held in Brooklyn on June 15, 2017. The most useful and flexible definition of the term ‘smart city’ is a city…
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Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it?
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Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences

Chapter by Gernot Rieder and Judith Simon in by Berechenbarkeit der Welt? Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data: “…paper investigates the rise of Big Data in contemporary society. It examines the most prominent epistemological claims made by Big Data proponents, calls attention to the potential socio-political consequences of blind data trust, and proposes a possible way forward. The paper’s main focus is …
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The Cloud, the Crowd, and the City: How New Data Practices Reconfigure Urban Governance

Phil Ashton, Rachel Weber and Matthew Zook The urban archetype of the flâneur, so central to the concept of modernity, can now experienc
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We Aren’t Ready For Smart Cities

We Aren’t Ready For Smart Cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
We live in a very exciting age regarding technological innovations. Not only are new solutions finding their way into reality, they actually have a big impact on society in various ways. Cities…
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Smart Cities should be more about how we use the resources of the city for the benefit of humans

Smart Cities should be more about how we use the resources of the city for the benefit of humans | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
tl;dr I’m done with Smart Cities which look at sensors and data before they look at cities as communities of humans. I used to be a member of the Mayor of London’s Smart City Board. I went to a few…
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Is Your Car Connected?

Is Your Car Connected? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
For as long as automobiles have been around, manufacturers have been trying to find ways of putting more technology inside of cars, oftentimes sold as value-added services for their customers…
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From Smart Cities 1.0 to 2.0: it's not (only) about the tech

From Smart Cities 1.0 to 2.0: it's not (only) about the tech | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Australia has lagged behind some other countries in its investment in smart cities, but in retrospect that may not have been such a bad thing.
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Babylonian Dreams: From Info-Cities to Smart Cities to Experimental Collectivism

Clemens Apprich Leuphana University, Lüneburg. Welcome to post-liberal Los Angeles, where the defense of luxury lifestyles is translated into proliferation
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Collecting Elements of a Minor Future: Commoning in Alphabet City­

Soenke Zehle xm:lab – Experimental Media Lab, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Germany Much more than an exercise in urban development, the
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Solucionismo: reinventando el transporte público

Solucionismo: reinventando el transporte público | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Solucionismo: reinventando el transporte público

Solucionismo: reinventando el transporte público | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
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Creative city, smart city ... whose city is it?

Creative city, smart city ... whose city is it? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The corporate world has taken the lead in promoting various creative/smart city visions, which struggle to be inclusive, let alone entrust citizens with control over their lives.
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The Emergence of Makerspaces in the Smart City 

The Emergence of Makerspaces in the Smart City  | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
A recently published article on makerspaces by Vasilis Niaros, Vasilis Kostakis and Wolfgang Drechsler.
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The Smart City Concept in the 21st Century

The Smart City Concept in the 21st Century | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Essay by Mircea Eremia, Lucian Toma and Mihai Sanduleac in Procedia Engineering: “The quality of life was significantly improved in the last century mainly as regards the access to services. However, the heavy industrialization and the increasing population in the urban areas has been a big challenge for administrators, architects and urban planners. This paper provides a brief presentation of the …
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Seamless living

Seamless living | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Interoperability. It’s the ability for technologies to communicate efficiently, sharing information back and forth. This is a term used in healthcare, but it also perfectly describes the Internet of…
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The Rise of Smart Cities: Will It Do More Harm Than Good?

The Rise of Smart Cities: Will It Do More Harm Than Good? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
The ultimate goal of “smart cities” is to provide real-time status updates of a city to solve issues such as traffic congestion and environmental pollution by combining technology, data analytics…
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Hackathons, entrepreneurship and the passionate making of smart cities

Hackathons, entrepreneurship and the passionate making of smart cities | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
A Programmable City Working Paper by Sung-Yueh Perng, Rob Kitchin and Darach Mac Donncha: “Hackathons – quick prototyping events for commercial purposes – have become an important means to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and the start-up economy in smart cities. Smart and entrepreneurial cities have been critiqued with respect to the neoliberalization of governance and statecraft. We consider the passions, inventions and …
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Urban Digital Strategies: Planning in the Face of Information Technology?

Urban Digital Strategies: Planning in the Face of Information Technology? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
(2017). Urban Digital Strategies: Planning in the Face of Information Technology?. Journal of Urban Technology. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/10630732.2017.1285125
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What Happens When Smart Cities Fall Short of Meeting the Needs of All Citizens?

What Happens When Smart Cities Fall Short of Meeting the Needs of All Citizens? | Tech and urban life | Scoop.it
Never before has the quest for a rainbow bagel been so epic or made the need for accessibility in cities so frustratingly clear. (via Cerebral Palsy Foundation and The Official Fan Page of Zach Anner)
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