Making (in) the smart city: The emergence of makerspaces

  title={Making (in) the smart city: The emergence of makerspaces},
  author={Vasilis Niaros and V. Kostakis and W. Drechsler},
  journal={Telematics Informatics},
  • Vasilis Niaros, V. Kostakis, W. Drechsler
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Telematics Informatics
  • Abstract Critical approaches to the smart city concept are used to begin highlighting the promises of makerspaces, that is to say, those emerging urban sites that promote sharing practices; exercise community-based forms of governance; and utilize local manufacturing technologies. A bird’s-eye-view of the history of makerspaces is provided tracing their roots back to the hacker movement. Drawing from secondary sources, their community-building, learning and innovation potential is briefly… CONTINUE READING

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