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Governance Challenges in Smart Cities: Connecting People, Place and Technology
Author | Affiliation:
Marcus Foth | Queensland University Technology
Ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, and big data come together to give rise to a new urban paradigm being celebrated by many technology corporations and local governments alike: the smart city. How does the governance of smart cities influence the architecture of urban spaces in which people engage and interact (urban informatics)? How do we balance concerns of security with individual privacy? How can we architect both governance and smart city infrastructures to maximize social and civic engagement, and design effective partnerships between government, scientists, and citizens? This presentation will introduce insights from research to realign the smart city agenda with the needs of people and the urban environment, and perspectives of governance in Australia.
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