Imagining / Doing Smart Cities – New issue out in Urban Matters!

Adriana de La Peña Espinosa Urban Matters smart cities

The new issue of Urban Matters, edited by Chiara Valli and Guy Baeten, focuses on the act of imagining smartness, and the tensions between imagining and doing ‘smart’ cities.

The articles explore the imagination(s) that push cities to detach from their existing conditions and then project the urban into a future smartness. But the differene between the existing and the imagined is not only a precondition for smart city projects. It is also a consequence of smart city efforts, in the difference between what was imagined and the resulting reality. 


IIMAGE-    Steve Rotman (2008, August 30)  “CCTV”  [Photograph].