Corpus ID: 188975268

Ordinary Chinese Smart Cities: The Case of Wuhan

  title={Ordinary Chinese Smart Cities: The Case of Wuhan},
  author={Robert Cowley and Federico Caprotti and Michele Ferretti and Chen Zhong},
This chapter draws on a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (grant number ES/L015978/1) ‘Smart eco-cities for a green economy: a comparative study of Europe and China’. 
6 Citations

Figures from this paper

Emerging platform urbanism in China: Reconfigurations of data, citizenship and materialities
•Platform urbanism increasingly defines the ways in which cities develop for the future.•Platform urbanism is one of the latest developments of the smart city.•Chinese platform urbanism challengesExpand
Digital Transformation to Build Smart Cities
This Chapter provides insights into the smart and sustainable city concept in the international arena. Acknowledging the reality that the establishment of smart and sustainable cities is a journeyExpand
Data-driven governance, smart urbanism and risk-class inequalities: Security and social credit in China
This article contributes to the politicisation of smart urbanism and data-driven governance by making visible some of the potential inequalities emerging from these transitions through a provisionalExpand
The Impact of Infectious and Contagious Diseases and Its Impact on the Economic Performance: The Case of Wuhan, China
This paper attempts to evaluate the impact of infectious and contagious diseases and Its final impact on the economic performance anywhere and anytime We are c
The Economic Impact of Massive Infectious and Contagious Diseases: The Case of Wuhan Coronavirus
This paper attempts to evaluate the impact of infectious and contagious diseases and Its final impact on the economic performance anywhere and anytime. We are considering to evaluate the case ofExpand


Sustainable Cities: Governing for Urban Innovation
1. Sustainability and the City? 2. Conceptualising Urban Sustainability: The Process Perspective 3. Past and Present Policy Discourses 4. The Global Picture 5. New Governance Challenges 6. The RiseExpand
The development of smart cities in China
Since IBM brought the concept of “Smarter planet” in China in 2009, smart cites construction has become a new trend of urban development. By 2013, there were 193 approved pilot projects of smartExpand
Smartmentality: The Smart City as Disciplinary Strategy
The paper analyses the concept of the smart city in critical perspective, focusing on the power/knowledge implications for the contemporary city. On the one hand, smart city policies support new waysExpand
The 'Actually Existing Smart City'
This paper grounds the critique of the ‘smart city’ in its historical and geographical context. Adapting Brenner and Theodore’s notion of ‘actually existing neoliberalism’, we suggest a greaterExpand
Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: An analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice
The global mainstreaming of urban sustainability policy, since the early 2000s, points to a new phenomenon: the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’. Its key features – based on the analysis of a census of 178Expand
The smart city and its publics: insights from across six UK cities
In response to policy-makers’ increasing claims to prioritise ‘people’ in smart city development, we explore the publicness of emerging practices across six UK cities: Bristol, Glasgow, London,Expand
The travelling business of sustainable urbanism: International consultants as norm-setters
This article examines the international travels of ideas about sustainable urban planning and design through a focus on private sector architecture, planning and engineering consultants. TheseExpand
National Policies for Local Urban Sustainability: A New Governance Approach?
Cities have become a focal point for efforts to transition towards a more sustainable, low-carbon society, with many municipal agencies championing ‘eco city’ initiatives of one kind or another. AndExpand
Urban eco-modernisation and the policy context of new eco-city projects: Where Masdar City fails and why
The development of projects for new eco-cities is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon. Alleged eco-cities are being built across a variety of spaces via processes of urbanisation triggeringExpand
Test-Bed Urbanism
This essay interrogates the new forms of experimentation with urban territory emerging as a result of ubiquitous computing infrastructures. We label these protocols “test-bed urbanism.” Smart,Expand