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Eventual Rise Again of the ‘Smart City’

For Anthony Townsend, research director at the Palo Alto-based Institute for the Future and an adjunct assistant professor of planning at NYU Wagner, the rise of the “smart city” concept is both the result of global economic forces and the culmination of decades of technological progress. But with his new book Smart Cities, Townsend also […]

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Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design | de Lange | First Monday

Over the last few years, the term ‘smart cities’ has gained traction in academic, industry, and policy debates about the deployment of new media technologies in urban settings. It is mostly used to describe and market technologies that make city infrastructures more efficient, and personalize the experience of the city. Here, we want to propose […]

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The Battle for Control of Smart Cities | Fast Company

Who will own the brains of smart cities–citizens or corporations? At stake is an impending massive trove of data, not to mention issues of privacy, services, and inclusion. The battle may be fought in the streets between bands of Jane Jacobs-inspired hacktivists pushing for self-serve governance and a latter-day Robert Moses carving out monopolies for IBM […]

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ON CITYZENTRISM: THINKERS AND DOERS AMONGST THE DIGITAL LAYERS OF THE SENTIENT CITY. FROM LIVING LABS TO HACKHATONS AND CITY HACKERS.- « URBAN 360º por Pablo Sánchez Chillón ( @PabloSChillon )

Regular readers of this blog have been evangelized about the pros of using technology in the city in building and promoting social consciousness through digital culture and the remarkable results for urban enhancing given by the discovery, development and full understanding of the digital layers by stakeholders, appealing to the central role to be played by the individual and collective […]

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YOU are the “Smart City”

Do you buy this “Smart City ®” that is being peddled to you? Do you feel the magnificent effects of BigGov and BigCo overhauling urban infrastructure with “Smart City ®” connected traffic lights, energy meters, and surveillance systems? Does knowing where the “Smart City ®” subway is in real-time BLOW YOUR FREAKING MIND?? Here’s a newsflash: (Dramatic […]

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What Matters: Talking back to your intelligent city

Much of what is put under the “smart city” umbrella has actually been around for a decade or more. Bit by bit (or byte by byte), we’ve been retrofitting various city systems and networks with devices that count, measure, record, and connect. For example, Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM), a public–private effort that identifies the potential […]

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Talking back to your intelligent city

Much of what is put under the “smart city” umbrella has actually been around for a decade or more. Bit by bit (or byte by byte), we’ve been retrofitting various city systems and networks with devices that count, measure, record, and connect. For example, Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM), a public–private effort that identifies the potential […]

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Talking back to your intelligent city

By Saskia Sassen Much of what is put under the “smart city” umbrella has actually been around for a decade or more. Bit by bit (or byte by byte), we’ve been retrofitting various city systems and networks with devices that count, measure, record, and connect. For example, Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM), a public–private effort that identifies […]

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