Reading Development

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What Can ‘Disruptive Urban Technologies’ Tell Us about Power, Visibility and the Right to the City?

If urban scholars are to go beyond an approach that addresses the creation of the technological city as a slash-and-burn approach, aiming to radically reorder the social in the mode of Le Corbusier or Robert Moses, new options must be explored. Most of the “smart” technology being built into cities happens gradually and is layered on top of existing city processes. In order to understand how new technologies may be disruptive in the city context, we should pay attention to how their insertion affects the distribution of resources and power in urban governance, who is setting the change in motion and how, and how the new technologies position the city within new value chains

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 by in Politics and rights, Urban issues and tagged , , , .
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