Europe needs ‘smart urbanism’, not ‘smart cities’

August 31, 2014 in Visioning

Everywhere we hear the discourse of ‘smart cities’. It promises an era of innovative urban planning, driven by smart urban technologies that will makes cities safer, cleaner and, above all, more efficient. Efficiency seems uncontroversial, but does it make for great cities? I would argue for a ‘smart urbanism’ instead of uncritically adopting ‘smart cities’ [… read more]