Beyond the smart city: a typology of platform urbanism

Caprotti, F., Chang, I.-C. C. and Joss, S. (2022) Beyond the smart city: a typology of platform urbanism. Urban Transformations, 4, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s42854-022-00033-9) (PMID:35368739) (PMCID:PMC8962225)

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Platform urbanism has emerged in recent years as an area of research into the ways in which digital platforms are increasingly central to the governance, economy, experience, and understanding of the city. In the paper, we argue that platform urbanism is an evolution of the smart city, constituted by novel, digitally-enabled socio-technical assemblages that enable new forms of social, economic and political intermediation. We offer a typological framework for a better conceptualization of platform urbanism and its complex socio-economic relationships. We further outline several directions for future research on platform urbanism, specifically: a.) the need to critically investigate new power geometries of corporate, legal and regulatory alignments; b.) how platform urbanism may be expressed in, and affect, cities in the Global South; c.) how it may need to be critically engaged with in regard to its development in response to emergent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic; and d.) how it may shape visions of the current and future city.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Joss, Professor Simon
Authors: Caprotti, F., Chang, I.-C. C., and Joss, S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Transformations
Publisher:Springer Nature
ISSN (Online):2524-8162
Published Online:26 March 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Urban Transformations 4:4
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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