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Humanities Frameworks for Smart City Managers

I’m working with a team of students and colleagues. We will create sustainable, usable humanities frameworks for city managers grappling with the consequences of new smart city initiatives by drawing upon sophisticated humanities perspectives for understanding issues of agency, representation, deliberation and equity. Over the next 20 years, $41 trillion will be invested in smart…

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Humanities and the Smart City

In the November 12 issue of the New York Times, architect Marshall Brown worried that, The current discourse around the future of autonomous vehicles is centered on “technologically deterministic fantasies”… technological values — like logic, predictability and efficiency — will be erroneously imposed upon the built environment, leading to urban spaces that fail to take…

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