The Praxis and Politics of Building Urban Dashboards

@article{Kitchin2015ThePA,
  title={The Praxis and Politics of Building Urban Dashboards},
  author={Rob Kitchin and Sophia Maalsen and Gavin Mcardle},
  journal={Geoforum},
  year={2015},
  volume={77},
  pages={93-101}
}

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