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Smart Urbanism

Author : Simon Marvin
ISBN : 9781317549321
Genre : Science
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Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by technology companies, national governments and supranational agencies alike, claim a supremacy of urban digital technologies for managing and controlling infrastructures, achieving greater effectiveness in managing service demand and reducing carbon emissions, developing greater social interaction and community networks, providing new services around health and social care etc. Smart urbanism is being represented as the response to almost every facet of the contemporary urban question. This book explores this common conception of the problematic of smart urbanism and critically address what new capabilities are being created by whom and with what exclusions; how these are being developed - and contested; where is this happening both within and between cities; and, with what sorts of social and material consequences. The aim of the book is to identify and convene a currently fragmented and disconnected group of researchers, commentators, developers and users from both within and outside the mainstream SU discourse, including several of those that adopt a more critical perspective, to assess ‘what’ problems of the city smartness can address The volume provides the first internationally comparative assessment of SU in cities of the global north and south, critically evaluates whether current visions of SU are able to achieve their potential; and then identifies alternative trajectories for SU that hold radical promise for reshaping cities.
Category: Science
Smart Urbanism
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Simon Marvin, Andrés Luque-Ayala, Colin McFarlane
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by technology companies, national governments and supranational agencies
Program Earth
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Jennifer Gabrys
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-13 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile massive amounts of data, including information about air, water, and climate. Never before has such a volume of environmental data been so broadly collected or so widely available. Grappling with the consequences of wiring
The New Middle Classes
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Hellmuth Lange, Lars Meier
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-10 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

With respect to the developing and threshold economies, it is no longer the poor who are the only focus of media attention. Today, the new middle classes are about to take centre stage, too. With their lifestyles and attitudes, the new middle classes are considered to be both the products
Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Timothy W. Luke
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The world that was revolutionized by industrialization is being remade by the information revolution. But this is mostly a revolution from above, increasingly shaped by a new class of technocrats, experts, and professionals in the service of corporate capitalism. Using Marx as a touchstone, Timothy W. Luke warns that if
Being and Time
Language: en
Pages: 487
Authors: Martin Heidegger
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A new, definitive translation of Heidegger's most important work.