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The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities

ISBN 9781138036673
Published April 15, 2020 by Routledge
460 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

1.      Introduction

Alessandro Aurigi and Katharine S. Willis

Part 1: Smart City Governance

Section 1: Urban governance, data and participatory infrastructure

2. A City is Not Computer (with Editorial Introduction)

Shannon Mattern

3. Bias in Urban Research: From Tools to Environments

Mark Shepard

4. Urban Science: Prospect and Critique

Rob Kitchin

5. Defining Smart Cities: High and Low Frequency Cities, Big Data and Urban Theory

Michael Batty

6. Digital information and the right to the city

Joe Shaw and Mark Graham

7. Shaping participatory public data infrastructure in the smart city: open data standards and the turn to transparency

Tim Davies

Section 2: Governing, inclusion and smart citizens

8. Towards an agenda of place, local agency-based and inclusive smart urbanism

Nancy Odendaal, Alessandro Aurigi

9. Governmentality and urban control

Rob Kitchin, Claudio Coletta and Gavin McArdle

10. How smart is Smart City Lagos?

Taibat Lawanson and Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

11. Smart Citizens in Amsterdam: An Alternative to the Smart City

Judith Veenkamp, Frank Kresin and Max Kortlander

12. Governing Technology-based Urbanism: Technocratic Governance or Progressive Planning?

Chiara Garau, Giulia Desogus and Paola Zamperlin

Part 2: Smart City Development

Section 1: Creative, smart or sustainable?

13. Will the real smart city please stand up? Intelligent, progressive or entrepreneurial (with Editorial Introduction)

Robert G. Hollands

14. Smart to green: smart eco-cities in the green economy

Frederico Caprotti

15. Towards ethical legibility: an inclusive view of waste technologies

Dietmar Offenhuber

16. Stand Up Please, the Real Sustainable Smart City?  

C. William R. Webster and Charles Leleux

Section 2: Citizen Science and Co-production

17. Sharing in smart cities: what are we missing out on?

Christopher T. Boyko, Serena Pollastri, Claire Coulton, Nick Dunn and Rachel Cooper

18. Taxonomy of Environmental Sensing in Smart Cities

Christian Nold

19. Co-creating Sociable Smart City Futures

Ingrid Mulder and Justien Marseille

Part 3: Smart City Visions

Section 1: Urban planning, city models and smart storytelling

20. Smart cities as corporate storytelling (with Editorial Introduction)

Ola Söderström, Till Paasche and Francisco Klauser

21. Will the real smart city please make itself visible?

Edward Wigley and Gillian Rose

22. From Hybrid Spaces to “Imagination Cities”: A Speculative Approach to Virtual Reality

Johanna Ylipulli, Matti Pouke, Aale Luusua and Timo Ojala

23. The Museum in the Smart City: The Role of Cultural Institutions in Co-creating Urban Imaginaries

Carlos Estrada-Grajales, Marcus Foth, Peta Mitchell and Glenda Amayo Caldwell

Section 2: Cities and placemaking

24. The hackable city: exploring collaborative citymaking in a network society

Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw

25. Designing the city as a place or a product? How space is marginalised in the smart city

Alessandro Aurigi

26. Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technologies: Smart Cities and Real-time Data

Andrew Hudson-Smith, Stephan Hügel and Flora Roumpani

27. Reimagining urban infrastructure through design and experimentation: autonomous boat technology in the canals of Amsterdam

Fábio Duarte, Lenna Johnsen and Carlo Ratti

28. The Death and Life of Smart Cities

Katharine S. Willis

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Katharine S. Willis is Associate Professor (Reader) in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Alessandro Aurigi is Professor of Urban Design at the University of Plymouth, UK.