New urban utopias of postcolonial India

  title={New urban utopias of postcolonial India},
  author={Ayona Datta},
  journal={Dialogues in Human Geography},
  pages={22 - 3}
  • Ayona Datta
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Geography, History
  • Dialogues in Human Geography
Smart cities are now arguably the new urban utopias of the 21st century. Integrating urban and digital planning, smart cities are being marketed across the world as solutions to the challenges of urbanization and sustainable development. In India, in particular, there has been a move towards building 100 new smart cities in the future in order to spur economic growth and urbanization. Using the case of Dholera, the first Indian smart city, I examine how global models of smart cities are… 

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