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Digitalisation of smart cities – Moving from a static to a dynamic view

Nochta, T and Wan, L and Schooling, J and Lemanski, C and Parlikad, A and Jin, Y Digitalisation of smart cities – Moving from a static to a dynamic view. Smart Infrastructure and Construction. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents a critical review of the literature on smart cities informed by a socio-technical perspective that views ‘smart city development’ as a dynamic change process that extends to both the technological apparatus of the city and the social environment that produces, maintains and uses it. The conclusions from the review are summarised in six propositions. The propositions contest the mainstream discourse that often culminates in in a utopian vision where data collection, processing, analysis and sharing provide solutions to all urban problems and provide direction for the future advancement of smart city research and practice. Using the propositions as guidelines to underpin a multi-disciplinary approach, the paper sets out a relational perspective based on notions of boundary spanning, coordination and management that can shed light on previously overlooked aspects of smart city transitions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 27 May 2019 20:04
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 05:52