By Adam Greenfield
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From the smartphones in our wallet and the cameras at the lampposts to sensors within the sewers, the sidewalks and the bike-sharing stations, the modern urban is permeated with networked info technology.
As promoted by means of corporations like IBM, Siemens and Cisco structures, the imaginative and prescient of the "smart city" proposes that this know-how may be harnessed by way of municipal directors to accomplish exceptional degrees of efficiency,security, comfort and sustainability. yet a better examine what this physique of rules really contains means that this type of urban won't, and can't, serve the pursuits of the folks who stay in it.
In this pamphlet, Everyware writer Adam Greenfield explores the ways that this discourse treats the town as an abstraction, misunderstands (or even undermines) the approaches that really do generate which means and price — and lands up making a few of the comparable errors that doomed the excessive Modernist city making plans of the 20th century. “Against the clever city” offers an highbrow toolkit for these people attracted to resisting this sterile and unappealing imaginative and prescient, and lays vital foundation for the way more fruitful possible choices to come back.
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