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From smart cities to experimental cities?

Calzada, Igor 2018. From smart cities to experimental cities? In: Giorgino, Vincenzo Mario Bruno and Walsh, Zack eds. Co-Designing Economies in Transition: Radical Approaches in Dialogue with Contemplative Social Sciences, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 191-217. (10.1007/978-3-319-66592-4_11)

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Calzada examines in this chapter the ways in which the hegemonic approach to the “smart city” is evolving into a new intervention category, called the “experimental city.” While this evolution presents some innovations, mainly regarding how smart citizens will be increasingly considered more as decision makers than data providers, likewise, some underlying issues arise, concerning the hidden side and ethical implications of the techno-politics of data and the urban commons. These issues engage with multi-stakeholders, particularly with the specific Penta Helix framework that brings together private sector, public sector, academia, civic society, and entrepreneurs. These innovations in urban life and its governance will inevitably bring us into debate about new potential models of business and society, concerning, for instance, the particular urban co-operative scheme employed.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
ISBN: 9783319665917
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 16:30

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