Publication
Title
Smart cities, epistemic communities, advocacy coalitions and the `last mile' problem
Author
Abstract
We argue that the ideas, ideals and the rapid proliferation of smart city rhetoric and initiatives globally have been facilitated and promoted by three inter-related communities: (i) `urban technocrats'; (ii) a smart cities `epistemic community'; (iii) a wider `advocacy coalition'. We examine their roles and the multiscale formation, and why despite their influence they encounter a `last mile problem'; that is, smart city initiatives are yet to become fully mainstreamed. We illustrate this last mile problem through a discussion of plans to introduce smart lighting in Dublin.
Language
English
Source (journal)
It information technology : it+ti informationstechnik und technische informatik. - München : Technische Universität München, 2003
Publication
München : Technische Universität München : 2017
ISSN
1611-2776
Volume/pages
59 :6 (2017) , p. 275-284
ISI
000416925400003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 05.09.2018
Last edited 04.09.2021