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

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  • Kummitha, Rama Krishna Reddy

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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.

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  • Kummitha, Rama Krishna Reddy, 2018. "Entrepreneurial urbanism and technological panacea: Why Smart City planning needs to go beyond corporate visioning?," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 137(C), pages 330-339.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:137:y:2018:i:c:p:330-339
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.07.010
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