Sharing Cities : A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities
How cities can build on the "sharing economy" and smart technology to deliver a "sharing paradigm" that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.
The future of humanity is urban, and the nature of urban space enables, and necessitates, sharing--of resources, goods and services, experiences. Yet traditional forms of sharing have been undermined in modern cities by social fragmentation and commercialization of the public realm. In Sharing Cities, Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman argue that the intersection of cities' highly networked physical space with new digital technologies and new mediated forms of sharing offers cities the opportunity to connect smart technology to justice, solidarity, and sustainability. McLaren and Agyeman explore the opportunities and risks for sustainability, solidarity, and justice in the changing nature of sharing.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22mm | 589.67g
- 20 Mar 2017
- MIT Press Ltd
- Mit Press
- Cambridge, United States
- 4 figures; 4 Illustrations, unspecified