Emerging geographies of injustice and exclusion in smart places

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Geographies of Access: Inclusion and Pathways
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Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 27
Organizers: Antonio Russo
Chairs: Antonio Russo

Call for Submissions

I invite contributions providing conceptual and empirical insights on the following topics (or others, suggested by you, around the same broad topics):
• Agencies, agendas, coalitions, power entrenchments framing the unequal smart city
• Challenging the smart destination: tactic urbanism and grassroots experiences of digital empowerment in tourist places
• Gentrifying through smart: emerging geographies of digital exclusion and social change
• The power of smart hyper-mobilities vs ‘sticky’ local communities: ethnographies of marginalisation and disconnection


The objective of this session is to present contributions that challenge the rhetoric of ‘smart’ places, examining how new avenues of socio-spatial exclusion are opened through the uneven empowerment of communities of users of smart services and systems.
These contributions are expected to draw from conceptual approaches in geography inspired by the mobilities paradigm, as well as from radical and critical thinking on sociotechnical regimes of 'smart'. It could be of interest for urban geography, tourism and planning scholars as well as other social scientists engaging with mobilities, space and place.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Antonio Russo*, University Rovira I Virgili, Fiammetta Brandajs, University Rovira i Virgili, Smarter cities, less just destinations? Examining the relational agency of enabled tourism in Barcelona 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Michal Farkash*, Tel Aviv University, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Amit Birenboim, Tel Aviv University, Aliza Fleischer‏ , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Smart Crowding Management: Alternative Tours as a Spatial Dispersal Strategy in Urban Destinations 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Andrea Caragliu*, Politecnico Di Milano, Chiara F.M. Del Bo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Smart Cities and the urban digital divide 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Abbie-Gayle Johnson*, , Jillian M. Rickly , University of Nottingham, Smartmentality in Ljubljana: Power and Governance in Smart Tourism 15 3:50 PM

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