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From smart cities to smart social urbanism: A framework for shaping the socio-technological ecosystems in cities

This paper suggests a shift of focus in the development of digital initiatives from city to society, towards the cultivation of smart social urbanism. The authors explore “smart urbanism’ in ten cities of Israel, analysing them in terms of  participation, democratisation and innovative urbanism. They suggest that most municipalities are still at an early stage of digitization implementation and have the ability to shape and form a vision for the cities as socio-technological ecosystems in an equitable manner.   Continue reading