Smart City Citizenship provides rigorous analysis for academics and policymakers on the participatory processes and practices of smart cities to help integrate ICT-related innovation into urban life. Unlike other smart city books that are often edited collections, this book focuses on the business domain and the technological disruptions themselves, also examining the role of citizens and the democratic governance issues raised from an interdisciplinary perspective. As smart city research is a fast-growing topic of scientific inquiry and evolving rapidly, this book is an ideal reference for a much needed discussion.
- Utilizes ongoing, worldwide cases for examining current governance issues and the role of citizens in smart cities
- Provides definitions of key citizenship concepts, along with a pedagogical framework and toolkit drawn from a community-oriented perspective
- Shows how to design smart city governance initiatives, projects and policies based on applied research
- Highlights citizen's perspective and social accountability in both transitional and experimental frameworks
Part 1: Transitioning to Smart Cities 1. The Digital and Social Divide 2. Individualism vs. Collectivism 3. Algorithmic Infrastructures and Data Awareness 4. Master vs. Emergent Governance Planning 5. Data Overload and Scarcity 6. Social Networking 7. Public vs. Private Life 8. Ambient Commons Design 9. Controllable vs. Distributed Socio-Political Process 10. Political Economy in the Neoliberal City
Part 2: Smart Cities Experimentation 11. Digitally Ignorant Societies? 12. Digital Social Innovation 13. Algorithmic Governance and Data Literacy 14. Smart Citizens Decision-Makers or Data-Providers? 15. IoT and AI vs. Citizen Science 16. Citizen Rights Unplugged 17. Urban Co-operatives 18. From Global Competitiveness to Global Resilient Competence 19. The Market, State, and PPP
He serves as a lecturer in Global Sustainable Cities at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Senior Research Fellow and Policy Adviser for the Urban Transformations and the Future of Cities Programmes at the University of Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit's Centre for Urban Studies in Amsterdam. He coordinates the European dimension of the ESRC Urban Transformations research programme, is a partner in the H2020-REPLICATE smart city lighthouse project, and regularly gives keynotes at conferences in China, Brazil, USA, Latin America, and Europe on smart cities research and policy.