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
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)
3. Bias in Urban Research: From Tools to Environments
4. Urban Science: Prospect and Critique
5. Defining Smart Cities: High and Low Frequency Cities, Big Data and Urban Theory
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
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
15. Towards ethical legibility: an inclusive view of waste technologies
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
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
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
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.