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The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities

Edited by: Katharine S. Willis , Alessandro Aurigi

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138036673
eBook ISBN: 9781315178387
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The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities explores the question of what it means for a city to be ?smart?, raises some of the tensions emerging in smart city developments and considers the implications for future ways of inhabiting and understanding the urban condition. The volume draws together a critical and cross-disciplinary overview of the emerging topic of smart cities and explores it from a range of theoretical and empirical viewpoints.

This timely book brings together key thinkers and projects from a wide range of fields and perspectives into one volume to provide a valuable resource that would enable the reader to take their own critical position within the topic. To situate the topic of the smart city for the reader and establish key concepts, the volume sets out the various interpretations and aspects of what constitutes and defines smart cities. It investigates and considers the range of factors that shape the characteristics of smart cities and draws together different disciplinary perspectives. The consideration of what shapes the smart city is explored through discussing three broad ?parts? ? issues of governance, the nature of urban development and how visions are realised ? and includes chapters that draw on empirical studies to frame the discussion with an understanding not just of the nature of the smart city but also how it is studied, understood and reflected upon.

The Companion will appeal to academics and advanced undergraduates and postgraduates from across many disciplines including Urban Studies, Geography, Urban Planning, Sociology and Architecture, by providing state of the art reviews of key themes by leading scholars in the field, arranged under clearly themed sections.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A city is not a computer Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Bias in urban research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Urban science Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Defining smart cities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Digital information and the right to the city Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Shaping participatory public data infrastructure in the smart city Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Towards an agenda of place, local agency-based and inclusive smart urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Governmentality and urban control Download PDF
Chapter  10:  How smart is smart city Lagos? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Smart citizens in Amsterdam Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Governing technology-based urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Will the real smart city please stand up? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Smart to green Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Towards ethical legibility Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Stand up please, the real Sustainable Smart City Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sharing in smart cities Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Taxonomy of environmental sensing in smart cities Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Co-creating sociable smart city futures Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Smart cities as corporate storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Will the real smart city please make itself visible? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From hybrid spaces to “imagination cities” Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The museum in the smart city Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The hackable city Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Designing the city as a place or a product? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Self-monitoring, analysis and reporting technologies Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Reimagining urban infrastructure through design and experimentation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The death and life of smart cities Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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