(In)compatibility of emergency management services and smart discourses.

Authors: Aoife Delaney*, The Programmable City, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Topics: Urban Geography
Keywords: Smart City, Emergency Management, coordination, assemblages
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Studio 5, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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This paper explores the compatibility of Ireland’s smart city agenda, with Ireland’s Emergency Management System, focusing specifically on Dublin. Drawing upon assemblage theory and concepts of power and governance, it will enquire into the extent to which the emergency management system is considered in the promotion of Dublin as a smart city. The Smart Dublin approach is instrumental in its remit as it attempts to treat symptoms in a technologically solutionist manner without actually addressing underlying problems. To illuminate the (non)existent relationship between emergency services in Dublin and Smart Dublin, a brief overview of both will be detailed. In terms of the emergency management systems, this will include an evaluation of the current assemblage and the technological innovation within this assemblage and how they contribute to a smarter Dublin pulling upon interviews with key actors in the field and publicly available policy directives.

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