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Systems 2017, 5(1), 18; doi:10.3390/systems5010018

The Techno-Politics of Data and Smart Devolution in City-Regions: Comparing Glasgow, Bristol, Barcelona, and Bilbao

University of Oxford, Urban Transformations ESRC & Future of Cities Programmes, COMPAS, 58 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS, UK
Academic Editors: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos and Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos
Received: 26 November 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 17 February 2017 / Published: 22 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Cities and Regions as Systems of Innovation)
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This paper explores the substantial effect that the critical understanding and techno-political consideration of data are having in some smart city strategies. Particularly, the paper presents some results of a comparative study of four cases of smart city transitions: Glasgow, Bristol, Barcelona, and Bilbao. Likewise, considering how relevant the city-regional path-dependency is in each territorial context, the paper will elucidate the notion of smart devolution as a key governance component that is enabling some cities to formulate their own smart city-regional governance policies and implement them by considering the role of the smart citizens as decision makers rather than mere data providers. The paper concludes by identifying an implicit smart city-regional governance strategy for each case based on the techno-politics of data and smart devolution. View Full-Text
Keywords: techno-politics of data; dataism; smart devolution; smart cities; multi-stakeholders; penta-helix; city-regions; governance; smart citizens techno-politics of data; dataism; smart devolution; smart cities; multi-stakeholders; penta-helix; city-regions; governance; smart citizens
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Calzada, I. The Techno-Politics of Data and Smart Devolution in City-Regions: Comparing Glasgow, Bristol, Barcelona, and Bilbao. Systems 2017, 5, 18.

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