Book Excerpt! Uneven Innovation, by Jennifer Clark (preface)

Written by one of the world’s foremost experts, Uneven Innovation is a must-have book for everyone interested in the potential and the pitfalls of the smart cities narrative. It provides both a critical review of the main debates surrounding smart cities and thought-provoking insights into future research and policy agendas.

~Ben Derudder, Ghent University

The role of technology in urban planning and policy has been consistently developing with the goal of creating a smart city. In Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities, Jennifer Clark considers the potential of these emerging technologies as well as their capacity to exacerbate existing inequalities and even produce new ones. Read the preface to her work for a brief background on smart cities and the research that went into the making of this book.

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