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Inside smart cities : place, politics and urban innovation / edited by Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti.

Contributor(s): Karvonen, Andrew, 1971- [editor.] | Cugurullo, Federico [editor.] | Caprotti, Federico, 1980- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2019Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 303 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351166188; 1351166182; 9781351166201; 1351166204.Subject(s): ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial | City planning -- Technological innovations | Community development, Urban | Sustainable development | City planning -- Technological innovations | Community development, Urban | Sustainable developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inside smart cities. Place, politics and urban innovation.DDC classification: 307.1/216 LOC classification: HT166 | .I577 2019Online resources: EBSCOhost Click to View
Contents:
Introduction: situating smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Part 1. Grounding and contextualising -- Realising smart cities : partnerships and economic development in the emergence and practices of smart in Newcastle, Australia / Robyn Dowling, Pauline McGuirk and Sophia Maalsen -- Dissecting the Frankenstein city : an examination of smart urbanism in Hong Kong / Federico Cugurullo -- Ordinary Chinese smart cities: the case of Wuhan / Robert Cowley, Federico Caprotti, Michele Ferretti and Chen Zhong -- The free zone and smart-global urbanization in Philadelphia / Alan Wiig -- Part 2. Integrating and aligning -- Actually existing smart Dublin : exploring smart city development in history and context / Rob Kitchin, Claudio Coletta and Liam Heaphy -- Smart cities as strategic actors : insights from EU lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm, and Nottingham / H�avard Haarstad and Marikken W. Wathne -- Smart goes green : digitalising environmental agendas in Bristol and Manchester / Kerry Burton, Andrew Karvonen and Federico Caprotti -- Smart urbanism and the visibility and reconfiguration of infrastructure and public action in the French cities of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Nice / Marie Veltz, Jonathan Rutherford and Antoine Picon -- The transnational smart city as urban eco-modernisation : the case of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi / Federico Cugurullo and Davide Ponzini -- Part 3. Contradicting and challenging -- Acknowledging the idiot in the smart city : experimentation and citizenship in the making of a low-carbon district in Santiago de Chile / Mart�in Tironi and Mat�ias Valderrama -- A smart equivocation: co-laboration and subsidiarity in a smart city consortium / Ignacio Far�ias and Claudia Mendes -- Parramatta smart city and the quest to build Australia's next great city / Sarah Barns and Andrea Pollio -- From participation to startup urbanisation? : re-situating open data in Lisbon / Lu�is Carvalho and M�ario Vale -- Part 4. Experiencing and encountering -- Barcelona : from corporate smart city to technological sovereignty / Hug March and Ramon Ribera-Fumaz -- Smart innovation at the margins : learning from Cape Town and Kibera / Nancy Odendaal -- Innovating for an aging society : insights from two Japanese smart cities / Gregory Trencher and Andrew Karvonen -- Life in smart Seoul : the female factor / Sofia Shwayri -- Conclusions: the long and unsettled future of smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Index.
Summary: The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions in hundreds of cities around the globe. Inside Smart Cities provides real-world evidence on how local authorities, small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society groups are creating smart cities at the neighbourhood, city and regional scales. Twenty three empirically detailed case studies from the Global North and South - ranging from Cape Town, Stockholm and Abu Dhabi to Philadelphia, Hong Kong and Santiago - illustrate the multiple and diverse incarnations of smart urbanism. The contributors draw on ideas from urban studies, geography, urban planning, science and technology studies and innovation studies to go beyond the rhetoric of technological innovation and reveal the political, social and physical implications of digitalising the built environment. Collectively, the practices of smart urbanism raise fundamental questions about the sustainability, liveability and resilience of the cities in the future. The findings are relevant to academics, students, practitioners and urban stakeholders who are questioning how urban innovation relates to politics and place.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: situating smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Part 1. Grounding and contextualising -- Realising smart cities : partnerships and economic development in the emergence and practices of smart in Newcastle, Australia / Robyn Dowling, Pauline McGuirk and Sophia Maalsen -- Dissecting the Frankenstein city : an examination of smart urbanism in Hong Kong / Federico Cugurullo -- Ordinary Chinese smart cities: the case of Wuhan / Robert Cowley, Federico Caprotti, Michele Ferretti and Chen Zhong -- The free zone and smart-global urbanization in Philadelphia / Alan Wiig -- Part 2. Integrating and aligning -- Actually existing smart Dublin : exploring smart city development in history and context / Rob Kitchin, Claudio Coletta and Liam Heaphy -- Smart cities as strategic actors : insights from EU lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm, and Nottingham / H�avard Haarstad and Marikken W. Wathne -- Smart goes green : digitalising environmental agendas in Bristol and Manchester / Kerry Burton, Andrew Karvonen and Federico Caprotti -- Smart urbanism and the visibility and reconfiguration of infrastructure and public action in the French cities of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Nice / Marie Veltz, Jonathan Rutherford and Antoine Picon -- The transnational smart city as urban eco-modernisation : the case of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi / Federico Cugurullo and Davide Ponzini -- Part 3. Contradicting and challenging -- Acknowledging the idiot in the smart city : experimentation and citizenship in the making of a low-carbon district in Santiago de Chile / Mart�in Tironi and Mat�ias Valderrama -- A smart equivocation: co-laboration and subsidiarity in a smart city consortium / Ignacio Far�ias and Claudia Mendes -- Parramatta smart city and the quest to build Australia's next great city / Sarah Barns and Andrea Pollio -- From participation to startup urbanisation? : re-situating open data in Lisbon / Lu�is Carvalho and M�ario Vale -- Part 4. Experiencing and encountering -- Barcelona : from corporate smart city to technological sovereignty / Hug March and Ramon Ribera-Fumaz -- Smart innovation at the margins : learning from Cape Town and Kibera / Nancy Odendaal -- Innovating for an aging society : insights from two Japanese smart cities / Gregory Trencher and Andrew Karvonen -- Life in smart Seoul : the female factor / Sofia Shwayri -- Conclusions: the long and unsettled future of smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Index.

The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions in hundreds of cities around the globe. Inside Smart Cities provides real-world evidence on how local authorities, small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society groups are creating smart cities at the neighbourhood, city and regional scales. Twenty three empirically detailed case studies from the Global North and South - ranging from Cape Town, Stockholm and Abu Dhabi to Philadelphia, Hong Kong and Santiago - illustrate the multiple and diverse incarnations of smart urbanism. The contributors draw on ideas from urban studies, geography, urban planning, science and technology studies and innovation studies to go beyond the rhetoric of technological innovation and reveal the political, social and physical implications of digitalising the built environment. Collectively, the practices of smart urbanism raise fundamental questions about the sustainability, liveability and resilience of the cities in the future. The findings are relevant to academics, students, practitioners and urban stakeholders who are questioning how urban innovation relates to politics and place.

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