Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


What is Smart about Smart Cities?

Date : Octoberober 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Dr. Ayona Datta, Professor in Human Geography, Director of Postgraduate Teaching (HG), Department of Geography, University College London

Smart cities are increasingly popular in the global south as 21st century solutions to the management of urban infrastructures systems, data and information about territories and populations. It has shaped entrepreneurial initiatives and increased competition across cities and nations in mediating urban interventions through technology, leading to top- down and universalised notions of seeing the city from above.