Book Reviews - Urban Operating Systems: Producing the Computational City by Andrés Luque-Ayala and Simon Marvin, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2020,

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2022-11-11
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Taylor and Francis Online
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Community and Regional Planning
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Novel technologies keep on affecting our cities in various ways. They include the way in which our cities are built, how they operate, and the manner in which citizens interact with the city and other citizens. Luque-Ayala and Marvin offer their perspective on the growing digital efforts in cities and how those efforts affect cities. Their book first establishes some fundamental concepts such as a computational city and its urban operating structure. They provide an overview of the past developments and offer their own categorization of the historical periods including cybernetic cities (1960s–1990s), networked cities (1990s–2000s), and smart urbanism (2010s–present). Other authors, have, however, suggested a more detailed overview of different expressions used in the past including concepts such as digital city, intelligent city, ubiquitous city, wired city, hybrid city, information city, and smart city (Nam and Pardo, 2011; Townsend, 2013).
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This book review is published as Poplin, A., Book Reviews - Urban Operating Systems: Producing the Computational City by Andrés Luque-Ayala and Simon Marvin, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2020, 296 pp., $40 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-26253-981-4; Journal of Urban Technology 2022, 29(4);130-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2022.2130614. Posted with permission.
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