Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons - Introduction, Chapter 1 & Conclusion

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-15

In Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Madeline R. Sanfilippo eds., Cambridge University Press 2023)

43 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2023

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Brett M. Frischmann

Villanova University - Charles Widger School of Law

Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Madelyn Sanfilippo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; CITP, Princeton University

Date Written: March 12, 2023

Abstract

Smart city technology has its value and its place; it isn’t automatically or universally harmful. Urban challenges and opportunities addressed via smart technology demand systematic study, examining general patterns and local variations as smart city practices unfold around the world. Smart cities are complex blends of community governance institutions, social dilemmas that cities face, and dynamic relationships among information and data, technology, and human lives. Some of those blends are more typical and common. Some are more nuanced in specific contexts. This volume uses the Governing Knowledge Commons (GKC) framework to sort out relevant and important distinctions. The framework grounds a series of case studies examining smart technology deployment and use in different cities. In this excerpt, the Introduction provides an overview of the book’s aims, structure, and contributions of individual chapters. Chapter 1 briefly explains what the GKC framework is, why and how it is a critical and useful tool for studying smart city practices, and what the key elements of the framework are. The Conclusion discusses the key themes that appear across chapters in this volume and explored lessons learned and implications for future research.

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Keywords: Knowledge commons, smart city, smart cities, infrastructure, governance, cities, urbanism, planning, Big Data, data governance, data analytics, urban history, economic development, privacy, surveillance

JEL Classification: O33, R10, R11, R50, R58, K39, K00

Suggested Citation

Frischmann, Brett M. and Madison, Michael J. and Sanfilippo, Madelyn, Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons - Introduction, Chapter 1 & Conclusion (March 12, 2023). U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-15, In Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Madeline R. Sanfilippo eds., Cambridge University Press 2023), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4387514

Brett M. Frischmann

Villanova University - Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

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Michael J. Madison (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

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Madelyn Sanfilippo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

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CITP, Princeton University ( email )

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