Smart cities: towards a new citizenship regime? A discourse analysis of the British smart city standard

Joss, S. , Cook, M. and Dayot, Y. (2017) Smart cities: towards a new citizenship regime? A discourse analysis of the British smart city standard. Journal of Urban Technology, 24(4), pp. 29-49. (doi:10.1080/10630732.2017.1336027)

Joss, S. , Cook, M. and Dayot, Y. (2017) Smart cities: towards a new citizenship regime? A discourse analysis of the British smart city standard. Journal of Urban Technology, 24(4), pp. 29-49. (doi:10.1080/10630732.2017.1336027)

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Abstract

Growing practice interest in smart cities has led to calls for a less technology-oriented and more citizen-centric approach. In response, this article investigates the citizenship mode promulgated by the smart city standard of the British Standards Institution. The analysis uses the concept of citizenship regime and a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods to discern key discursive frames defining the smart city and the particular citizenship dimensions brought into play. The results confirm an explicit citizenship rationale guiding the smart city (standard), although this displays some substantive shortcomings and contradictions. The article concludes with recommendations for both further theory and practice development.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was undertaken as part of the ESRC-funded project“Smart Eco-cities for a Green Economy: A Comparative Study of Europe and China”[grant no. ES/L015978/1].
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Joss, Professor Simon
Authors: Joss, S., Cook, M., and Dayot, Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Urban Technology
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1063-0732
ISSN (Online):1466-1853
Published Online:02 August 2017

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