Making sense of smart cities: addressing present shortcomings

  title={Making sense of smart cities: addressing present shortcomings},
  author={R. Kitchin},
  journal={Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society},
  • R. Kitchin
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
  • This commentary characterises and critiques research on smart cities. I argue that much of the writing and rhetoric about smart cities seeks to appear non-ideological, commonsensical and pragmatic. More critically orientated scholarship, while making vital conceptual and political interventions, presently has four shortcomings that inhibit making sense of and refashioning the smart city agenda: the lack of detailed genealogies of the concept and initiatives, the use of canonical examples and… CONTINUE READING
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