van Kranenburg R. et al. (2020) Future Urban Smartness: Connectivity Zones with Disposable Identities.
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Handbook of Smart Cities pp 1-29 | Cite as
Future Urban Smartness: Connectivity Zones with Disposable Identities
Rob van Kranenburg, Loretta Anania, Gaëlle Le Gars, Marta Arniani, Delfina Fantini van Ditmar, Mantalena Kail, iPetros Kavassalis
We tie the Smart Cities concept to the On-Life human-centered vision. The need to provide citizen-focused empowering visions of smart cities planning and development is very much needed, especially when a post-COVID environment requires urban growth “resets” within stringent sustainability limits. Our selected case studies describe some of these current challenges. Two novel utopian visions of technology are proposed: urban “cold spots” and “disposable identities.” The aim is to safeguard human digital rights in the digital smart urban sphere: our cherished freedom of expression, privacy, autonomy, and civic assembly. The chapter has three parts, the limits of smartness; the IoT, 5G, and 6G technology developments of cyber physical systems; and the need to choose a suitable form of identity management. Authors bring together their intradisciplinary approach.