Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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 … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 · Leave a comment

A City Built on Information Technology and Wisdom

Smart cities carry a vision of an urban space that is meticulously planned, technologically integrated, ecologically friendly, and to attract more investments in technology and physical infrastructure. It is technology … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Smart Cities Aren’t About Technology

In all the talk of smart cities, we tend to get lost in the jargon of how sensors, algorithms, and data analytics promise to reshape our cities into orderly, efficient machines. … Continue reading

Friday, 28 October 2016 · Leave a comment

The Future of The ‘Smart City’

Six segments from The Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston. Hudson Yards: The Dawn of New York … Continue reading

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 · Leave a comment

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’

In truth, competing visions of the smart city are proxies for competing visions of society, and in particular about who holds power in society. “In the end, the smart city … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 · Leave a comment