Entrepreneurial urbanism and technological panacea: Why Smart City planning needs to go beyond corporate visioning?

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Abstract

As the creation of smart cities continues to grow exponentially across the globe, the entrepreneurial-driven push for technology raises a number of fundamental questions about the potential roles of various players in reaching the desired aim of city-level efficiency. By briefly contextualizing the entrepreneurial smart city endeavor, I discuss four major concerns that entrepreneurial aspirations may raise: i) the usage, appropriation, and effectiveness of technology, ii) social polarization, iii) switching costs, and iv) data management. The overall aim of this perspective article is to educate and caution enthusiasts, policy makers and practitioners about the need to address these concerns in order to build inclusive smart cities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-339
Number of pages10
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume137
Early online date18 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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