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Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. and Mac Donncha, D.
2017
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IT - Information Technology
Smart cities, urban technocrats, epistemic communities, advocacy coalitions and the ‘last mile’ problem
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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 interrelated 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.
10.1515/itit-2017-0004
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