Smart Cities and Green Growth: Outsourcing Democratic and Environmental Resilience to the Global Technology Sector

@article{Viitanen2014SmartCA,
  title={Smart Cities and Green Growth: Outsourcing Democratic and Environmental Resilience to the Global Technology Sector},
  author={J. Viitanen and R. Kingston},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={803 - 819}
}
Climate change and advances in urban technology propel forward the ‘smart city’. As decision makers strive to find a technological fix, smart city strategies are often based on technological orthodoxies which are conceptually and empirically shallow. The motivation behind this paper is to address the conceptual adolescence which relates to the wholesale digitisation of the city by pursuing a twin argument about the democratic and environmental consequences. The authors draw on interdisciplinary… Expand
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