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Selling Smartness: Visions and Politics of the Smart City

Abstract There is much at stake with the smart city. This urban governance movement is

predicated on infusing information-and-communication technology into nearly all aspects of the built environment, while at the same time transforming how cities are planned and managed. The smart city movement is global in scale with initiatives being rolled out all over the planet, driven by proponents with deep pockets of wealth and influence, and a lucrative opportunity with market projections in the billions or trillions of dollars (over the next five to ten years). However, the smart city label can be nebulous and amorphous, seemingly subsuming unrelated technologies, practices, and policies as necessary. Yet, even with this ambiguity, or perhaps because of ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Sadowski, Jathan (Author) / Guston, David H. (Advisor) / Finn, Edward (Committee member) / Miller, Thaddeus (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / Geography / information technology / political economy / smart city / social theory / technology studies / urban geography
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 223 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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