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Tech landscape: Who owns the smart city?

Words: Simon Wicks

Is there an ethical dimension to the application of smart city technologies? Simon Wicks considers new work by a past contributor to the planner that raises uncomfortable questions.

In May we ran the first of two pieces that consider the ethics of technology use in planning. ‘The data dilemma’ concentrated on the use of data within planning processes.But this narrow application of technology is just a small part of a much bigger story about how ‘smart’ technology is shaping the spaces in which we live, work, shop, play and socialise – and, more to the point, whose........
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