Technocratic Values and Uneven Development in the 'Smart City'

Abstract

In the US, the idea of “smart cities” is coming to dominate federal government involvement in, and funding for, urban places. But the smart cities approach, which focuses on using digital applications to promote efficiency, competitiveness, and citizen participation in governance, raises questions about technocentrism in the reproduction of inequality and socio-spatial fragmentation.

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Metropolitics/Metropolitiques
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Taylor Shelton
Assistant Professor of Geography and GIS