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Smart cities, epistemic communities, advocacy coalitions and the `last mile' problem / Rob Kitchin; Claudio Coletta; Leighton Evans; Liam Heaphy; Darach MacDonncha

it - Information Technology, Volume: 59, Issue: 6

Swansea University Author: Leighton, Evans

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DOI (Published version): 10.1515/itit-2017-0004

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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...

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ISSN: 1611-2776 2196-7032
Published: Boston 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37345
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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.
Keywords: Smart cities; epistemic community; advocacy coalition; technocrats; urban governance; city administration; smart lighting
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 6