Governance of the smart cities. Technology, innovation and smartness

Author/s Giovanni Tocci
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/122 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 44-61 File size 197 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2020-122004
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The contemporary scenario has determined a growing attention to cities as centers of gov-ernance, recognizing to urban government a fundamental role in solving global problems. Ur-ban governance has increasingly been associated with approaches that focus on technology and innovation for the development of models that make cities smarter. Starting from the con-cept of smart city, the paper highlights how the mere use of technological components is not sufficient to produce benefits in social and environmental terms, though very important, but they always need to be developed and used in an integrated manner through a smart govern-ance. The paper concludes that in absence of real processes of social innovation, technology risks, in certain cases, to reserve a decisive role in the decisions about the future of cities to technocratic elites.

Keywords: Governance, smart city, social innovation, participation, technology, intelligence

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Giovanni Tocci, La governance delle città intelligenti. Tecnologia, innovazione e smartness in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 122/2020, pp 44-61, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2020-122004