Smart Cities and Urban Citizenship

Projekter: ProjektForskning



This project is about smart city projects and their impact on urban citizenship. Specifically, it focuses on the new forms of (contestation over) citizenship that emerge as a consequence of smart city initiatives. Implementing visions of future urban place-making are inherently contested processes because everyday practices of urban residents and their identity-making are invested in the spatial and material surfaces of the city. However, smart city initiatives are often conceived as apolitical due the highly technological and technocratic processes that guides them and their vision of urban development and social improvement. The project approaches smart cities and citizenship contestations through three related analytical and methodological lenses: Citizenship, smart city visions, and the governance of visions. Case studies take place in three highly unequal cities. Johannesburg, Mumbai and Nairobi are subjected to disjunctive comparison.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/10/202130/09/2024


FN's verdensmål

I 2015 blev FN-landene enige om 17 verdensmål til at standse fattigdom, beskytte planeten og sikre velstand for alle. Dette projekt bidrager til følgende verdensmål:

  • Verdensmål 1 - Afskaf fattigdom
  • Verdensmål 5 - Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Verdensmål 10 - Mindre ulighed
  • Verdensmål 11 - Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
  • Verdensmål 16 - Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner