Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be "smart enough," using technology to promote democracy and equity. TV shows from the last century predicted amazing technological leaps. But you say in … In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. “Lost in Space,” an early 1960s sci-fi show, forecast interplanetary travel in 1997. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He vividly illustrates why cities need to engage values and politics when talking about smart cities. Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be "smart enough," using technology to promote democracy and equity. The featured guest will be the author Ben Green, “ The Smart Enough City ”, who will draw upon his experience as a data scientist in the City of Boston’s Department of Innovation and as a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The Smart {Enough} City Join Ben Green and me for a chat about his awesome book, The Smart {Enough} City on June 30 at 6pm EST. Courtesy MIT Press In April 2018, MONUM released a “Civic Research Agenda” comprising 254 questions, the answers to which will inform the city’s efforts to improve life for all Bostonians. The Smart Enough City. The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future I never imagined that I would find a book about cities so engaging. But, according to BKC Affiliate Ben Green, these proposed technological developments often fail to acknowledge the complex political and social factors of cities, which may cause short and long term harms to residents and democracy. Jasmine McNealy. It’s a place where technology is never deployed for its own sake. It also predicted highly useful robots that could perform some advanced functions, including decision-making. 3 stars out of 5. Ben Green. It’s a place where technology is never deployed for its own sake. The Smart Enough City, Putting Technology in It's Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future., Pp. It’s a much more holistic vision. @mitpress The Smart Enough City Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity. Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. Rather than blindly optimize, The Smart Enough City argues cities should adopt technologies that facilitate democratic and civic engagement. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. The term “smart city” conjures a promise of streamlined traffic patterns, reduced crime, and open accessibility to WiFi. The “smart city,” presented as the ideal, efficient, and effective for meting out services, has captured the imaginations of policymakers, scholars, and urban-dwellers. Smart cities, where technology is … These data-sharing obligations carry privacy, security, and legal risks to both users and cities. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. That’s really the emphasis of what I call in the book the “smart enough” city. But in The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology. Mark Blunden. Green’s vision of the ‘smart enough city’ offers an incisive critique of the limits of technology-driven urban design. The final chapter of the book, The Smart-Enough City, is the synthesis of Green’s exhaustive case studies: concluding that the way cities currently operate needs to be better prepared for these new technologies, and not just have them applied wholesale as has been done to-date. Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be "smart enough," using technology to promote democracy and equity.Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. In The Smart Enough City, Green—a PhD Candidate in Applied Math at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—wants readers to ignore the pressure to be a “smart” city and instead figure out what is required to be smart enough. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. The Smart Enough City Putting Technology in its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future MIT Press 2019. The Smart Enough City. IEEE Xplore, delivering full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology. Jan 20, 2020. Download The Smart Enough City PDF/ePub or read online books in Mobi eBooks. Share To. 216 K EYWORDS : Spatially Enable Society, Smart City, Spatial Skills, SDI, Real ‐ time Cambridge: MIT Press. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. Book Review: The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology In Its Place To Reclaim Our Urban Future Author: Ben Green (MIT Press, 2019) The rhetoric of smart cities pervades visions of future cities, giving rise to the perception that every urban issue can and should be resolved with the help of technology. | IEEE Xplore Most importantly, Green gives a road map for ethical and democratically engaged innovation. Green defines the phenomena of "Tech Goggles" -- the misconception that the issues a city faces can be reduced to an algorithm or optimization problem. The open access edition of this book was made possible by generous funding from the MIT Libraries. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. This story features some bad actors, but quite a few heroes as well. Some might hear “smart enough” as a call for cities to downscale their ambitions. The Smart Enough City busts the myth of the swashbuckling urban innovator reshaping the city with the simple magic of disruptive technology. It’s a much more holistic vision. The “smart city,” presented as the ideal, efficient, and effective for meting out services, has captured the imaginations of policymakers, scholars, and urban-dwellers. The smart-city boosterism that characterizes the current urban discourse comes under fire in Ben Green’s The Smart Enough City. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. That’s really the emphasis of what I call in the book the “smart enough” city. Ben Green. Are Smart Cities Smart Enough? Ethics and Governance of AI. 240. By Data-Smart City Solutions • January 8, 2020 Print In "The Smart Enough City," Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. Click Download or Read Online button to get The Smart Enough City book now. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. 2019. 25 May 2019 "Author of The Smart Enough City says Londoners are being tracked on an "unprecedented scale"" He makes his case with example after example, both of smart city failures and smart enough city successes. It offers both a warning and a road map to those who make it their business to make cities smarter. Futuristic smart cities have been envisioned for years. 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