Beyond Data and Crisis

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If data have politics what politics are these? This chapter interrogates the relationship between data, crisis, and technological determinism as it applies to "planetary scale urbanization" and smart cities. It traces how ideas of smart cities are closely linked to the discourse of the anthropocene, and pose fundemental challenges to how we think about political agency in our present. The chapter also traces other practices and discourses that might offer alternative visions of technology and urbanism.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationData Power in Action: Urban Data Politics in Times of Crisis
EditorsAyona Datta, Ola Söderström
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherUniversity of Bristol
Number of pages11
ISBN (electronic)9781529233551
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


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  • smart city, big data, politics, urbanization, Anthropocene