April 6, 2022

Jennifer Clark Appears on Enginuity Podcast

The City and Regional Planning Section Head discussed her research on smart cities with the College of Engineering’s Dean Ayanna Howard.

Professor and Section Head of City and Regional Planning Jennifer Clark appeared on the College of Engineering’s podcast, Enginuity, hosted by Dean Ayanna Howard. The episode included a discussion Clark’s research on the equitable distribution of services in smart cities projects.

In her most recent book, Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities, Professor Clark considers the potential of emerging “smart city” technologies as well as their capacity to exacerbate existing inequalities and even produce new ones. She reframes the smart city concept within the trajectory of uneven development of cities and regions, as well as the long history of technocratic solutions to urban policy challenges. She argues that urban change driven by the technology sector is following the patterns that have previously led to imbalanced access, opportunities, and outcomes.

April 6, 2022: Smart Cities’ Promise and Problems

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