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The Digital CityMedia and the Social Production of Place$
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Germaine Halegoua

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479839216

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479839216.001.0001

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The Smart City

The Smart City

Strategic Placemaking and the Internet of Things

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The Digital City

Germaine R. Halegoua

NYU Press

Chapter 1 engages the process of re-placeing on a global scale, examining how top-down imaginations of the built environment are coupled with digital media to express particular paradigms and plans for urban forms and urban experiences. The chapter identifies and analyzes a global trend of planning, designing, and constructing “smart-from-the-start” cities. In this particular smart-city model, digital media technologies and infrastructures are planned even before the buildings, roads, and other municipal services that will compose the urban environment are implemented. As a result, professionals are charged with the burden of having to construct these cities as “places” from scratch as well.

Keywords:   smart city, smart-from-the-start city, digital media technology, digital infrastructure, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, South Korea

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