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How exactly are smart cities built? From facial recognition and 5G networks to cheap sensors — these are the essential components

These essays are in the 2019-2020 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy series on the politics and governance of smart city technology. The series, by Toronto journalist and editor John Lorinc, will examine at data and privacy, mobility applications, predictive policing, sustainable smart cities, data and planning, and smart city megaprojects. It concludes with a discussion about how these systems can fit into accountable, progressive and democratic city-building efforts.

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How exactly are smart cities built? From facial recognition and 5G networks to cheap sensors — these are the essential components

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Posted on: January 14, 2021, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

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