Smart City Citizenship

Smart City Citizenship
Author: Igor Calzada
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN: 0128153016
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Citizenship Book Excerpt:

Smart City Citizenship provides rigorous analysis for academics and policymakers on the experimental, data-driven, and participatory processes of smart cities to help integrate ICT-related social innovation into urban life. Unlike other smart city books that are often edited collections, this book focuses on the business domain, grassroots social innovation, and AI-driven algorithmic and techno-political disruptions, also examining the role of citizens and the democratic governance issues raised from an interdisciplinary perspective. As smart city research is a fast-growing topic of scientific inquiry and evolving rapidly, this book is an ideal reference for a much-needed discussion. The book drives the reader to a better conceptual and applied comprehension of smart city citizenship for democratised hyper-connected-virialised post-COVID-19 societies. In addition, it provides a whole practical roadmap to build smart city citizenship inclusive and multistakeholder interventions through intertwined chapters of the book. Users will find a book that fills the knowledge gap between the purely critical studies on smart cities and those further constructive and highly promising socially innovative interventions using case study fieldwork action research empirical evidence drawn from several cities that are advancing and innovating smart city practices from the citizenship perspective. Utilises ongoing, action research fieldwork, comparative case studies for examining current governance issues, and the role of citizens in smart cities Provides definitions of new key citizenship concepts, along with a techno-political framework and toolkit drawn from a community-oriented perspective Shows how to design smart city governance initiatives, projects and policies based on applied research from the social innovation perspective Highlights citizen’s perspective and social empowerment in the AI-driven and algorithmic disruptive post-COVID-19 context in both transitional and experimental frameworks

Citizens in the Smart City

Citizens in the  Smart City
Author: Paolo Cardullo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-09-23
ISBN: 0429798091
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens in the Smart City Book Excerpt:

This book critically examines ‘smart city’ discourse in terms of governance initiatives, citizen participation, and policies which place emphasis on the ‘citizen’ as an active recipient and co-producer of technological solutions to urban problems. The current hype around ‘smart cities’ and digital technologies has sparked debates in the fields of citizenship, urban studies, and planning surrounding the rights and ethics of participation. It has also sparked debates around the forms of governance these technologies actively foster. This book presents new sociotechnological systems of governance that monitor citizen power, trust-building strategies, and social capital. It calls for new data economics and digital rights for a city founded on normative ideals rather than neoliberal ones. It adopts a prescriptive approach, arguing that a ‘reloaded’ smart city should foster citizenship as a new set of civil and social rights and the ‘citizen’ as a subject vested with active and meaningful forms of participation and political power. Ultimately, the book questions the utility of the ‘smart city’ project for radical municipalism, proposing a technological enough but more democratic city – an ‘intelligent city’, in fact. Offering useful contributions to ‘smart city’ initiatives for the protection of emerging digital citizenship rights and socially accrued benefits, this book will draw the interest of researchers, policymakers, and professionals in the fields of urban studies, urban planning, urban geography, computing and technology studies, urban politics, and urban economics.

The Right to the Smart City

The Right to the Smart City
Author: Paolo Cardullo,Cesare Di Feliciantonio,Rob Kitchin
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN: 1787691411
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right to the Smart City Book Excerpt:

Globally, Smart Cities initiatives are pursued which reproduce the interests of capital and neoliberal government, rather than wider public good. This book explores smart urbanism and 'the right to the city', examining citizenship, social justice, commoning, civic participation, and co-creation to imagine a different kind of Smart City.

Sustainable Smart City Transitions

Sustainable Smart City Transitions
Author: Luca Mora,Mark Deakin,Xiaoling Zhang,Michael Batty,Martin de Jong,Paolo Santi,Francesco Paolo Appio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1000540782
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart City Transitions Book Excerpt:

This book enhances the reader’s understanding of the theoretical foundations, sociotechnical assemblage, and governance mechanisms of sustainable smart city transitions. Drawing on empirical evidence stemming from existing smart city research, the book begins by advancing a theory of sustainable smart city transitions, which forms bridges between smart city development studies and some of the key assumptions underpinning transition management and system innovation research, human geography, spatial planning, and critical urban scholarship. This interdisciplinary theoretical formulation details how smart city transitions unfold and how they should be conceptualized and enacted in order to be assembled as sustainable developments. The proposed theory of sustainable smart city transitions is then enriched by the findings of investigations into the planning and implementation of smart city transition strategies and projects. Focusing on different empirical settings, change dimensions, and analytical elements, the attention moves from the sociotechnical requirements of citywide transition pathways to the development of sector-specific smart city projects and technological innovations, in particular in the fields of urban mobility and urban governance. This book represents a relevant reference work for academic and practitioner audiences, policy makers, and representative of smart city industries. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology.

Smart City Being Smart

Smart City   Being Smart
Author: Dr Sonali Sarnobat
Publsiher: Partridge Publishing
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 1482886294
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Being Smart Book Excerpt:

The mainstream media is responsible to raise the level of consciousness of the general populace. But in reality there is a big void here. The media is so engulfed in its TRP ratings that politics, Bollywood, and cricket take the center stage. Hardly any space is spared for opinions, scholarly inputs, and the likes. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the concept of Smart City. The intention of the author is twofold: one, to propagate the concept of Smart City; two, to explain what it takes to be a smart city from the conventional city.

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes
Author: Igor Calzada
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-05-25
ISBN: 1803823313
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes Book Excerpt:

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes: Postpandemic Technopolitical Democracies explores how increasing digitalisation in post-COVID-19 urban environments is rescaling nation-states in Europe resulting in new emerging digital citizenship regimes, trends, aftermaths, emancipations, and future research avenues.

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras,Anna Visvizi
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-10-19
ISBN: 303897224X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research" that was published in Sustainability

Smart City Implementation

Smart City Implementation
Author: Renata Paola Dameri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 3319457667
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Implementation Book Excerpt:

In a series of essays, this book describes and analyzes the concept and theory of the recent smart city phenomenon from a global perspective, with a focus on its implementation around the world. After defining the concept it then elaborates on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for smart cities, and the role of ICT in the interplay with smart mobility. A separate chapter develops the concept of an urban smart dashboard for stakeholders to measure performance as well as the economic and public value. It offers examples of smart cities around the globe, and two detailed case studies on Genoa and Amsterdam exemplify the book’s theoretical and empirical findings, helping readers understand and evaluate the effectiveness and capability of new smart city programs.

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 5 No 1 2021

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 5 No  1   2021
Author: Aysel Yavuz, Dr., Nihan Canbakal Ataoğlu, Dr., Habibe Acar, Dr., Dr. Usama Abd Elhameed Nassar., M.Sc. Marjan Sansen, Dr. Andrés Martínez, Dr. Philippe Devillers., Dr. Oluwafemi K. Akande., Dr. Didem Gunes Yilmaz., PhD Candidate. Burcu Ülker , Prof. Dr. Alaattin Kanoğlu, Prof. Dr. Özlem Özçevik., Ph.D. Candidate James Kanyepe, Prof. Dr. Marian Tukuta, Prof. Dr. Innocent Chirisa., Professor Dr. Maged Attia., Associate Professor Dr. Corinna Rossi, Sara Rabie., Dr. Igor Calzada.
Publsiher: Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 5 No 1 2021 Book Excerpt:

Urban Acupuncture in Large Cities: Filtering Framework to Select Sensitive Urban Spots in Riyadh for Effective Urban Renewal Dr. Usama Abd Elhameed Nassar 1-18 HTML PDF XML Mediterranean Morphologies in Hot Summer Conditions: Learning from France’s “Glorious Thirty” Holiday Housing M.Sc. Marjan Sansen, Dr. Andrés Martínez, Dr. Philippe Devillers 19-34 PDF HTML XML Urbanization, Housing Quality and Health: Towards a Redirection for Housing Provision in Nigeria Dr. Oluwafemi K. Akande 35-46 PDF HTML XML Model Cities for Resilience: Climate-led Initiatives Dr. Didem Gunes Yilmaz 47-58 PDF HTML XML SIMURG_CITIES: Meta-Analysis for KPI's of Layer-Based Approach in Sustainability Assessment PhD Candidate. Burcu Ülker , Prof. Dr. Alaattin Kanoğlu, Prof. Dr. Özlem Özçevik 59-76 PDF HTML XML Urban Land-use and Traffic Congestion: Mapping the Interaction Ph.D. Candidate James Kanyepe, Prof. Dr. Marian Tukuta, Prof. Dr. Innocent Chirisa 77-84 PDF HTML XML Enhancing Security in Affordable Housing: The Case of Prince Fawaz Project Professor Dr. Maged Attia 85-100 PDF HTML XML Towards the Egyptian Charter for Conservation of Cultural Heritages Associate Professor Dr. Corinna Rossi, Sara Rabie 101-111 PDF HTML XML Book Reviews Book Review: Smart City Citizenship Dr. Igor Calzada 113-118 PDF HTML XML

The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities

The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities
Author: Katharine S. Willis,Alessandro Aurigi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-04-10
ISBN: 1351713205
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities explores the question of what it means for a city to be ‘smart’, raises some of the tensions emerging in smart city developments and considers the implications for future ways of inhabiting and understanding the urban condition. The volume draws together a critical and cross-disciplinary overview of the emerging topic of smart cities and explores it from a range of theoretical and empirical viewpoints. This timely book brings together key thinkers and projects from a wide range of fields and perspectives into one volume to provide a valuable resource that would enable the reader to take their own critical position within the topic. To situate the topic of the smart city for the reader and establish key concepts, the volume sets out the various interpretations and aspects of what constitutes and defines smart cities. It investigates and considers the range of factors that shape the characteristics of smart cities and draws together different disciplinary perspectives. The consideration of what shapes the smart city is explored through discussing three broad ‘parts’ – issues of governance, the nature of urban development and how visions are realised – and includes chapters that draw on empirical studies to frame the discussion with an understanding not just of the nature of the smart city but also how it is studied, understood and reflected upon. The Companion will appeal to academics and advanced undergraduates and postgraduates from across many disciplines including Urban Studies, Geography, Urban Planning, Sociology and Architecture, by providing state of the art reviews of key themes by leading scholars in the field, arranged under clearly themed sections.

Sustainability Citizen Participation and City Governance

Sustainability  Citizen Participation  and City Governance
Author: Hoi L. Kong,Tanya Monforte
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2022-08-03
ISBN: 1487542992
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Citizen Participation and City Governance Book Excerpt:

The inaction of nation states and international bodies has posed significant risks to the environment. By contrast, cities are sites of action and innovation. In Sustainability, Citizen Participation, and City Governance, contributors researching in the areas of law, urban planning, geography, and philosophy identify approaches for tackling many of the most challenging environmental problems facing cities today. Sustainability, Citizen Participation, and City Governance facilitates two strands of dialogue about climate change. First, it integrates legal perspectives into policy debates about urban sustainability and governance, from which law has typically stood apart. Second, it brings case studies from Quebec into a rare conversation with examples drawn from elsewhere in Canada. The collection proposes humane and inclusive processes for arriving at effective policy outcomes. Some chapters examine governance mechanisms that reconcile clashes of incommensurable values and resolve conflicts about collective interests. Other chapters provide platforms for social movements that have faced obstacles to communicating to a broad public. The collection’s proposals respond to drastic changes in urban environments. Some changes are imminent. Others are upon us already. All threaten the present and future well-being of urban communities.

Smart Cities and Homes

Smart Cities and Homes
Author: Mohammad S Obaidat,Petros Nicopolitidis
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN: 0128034637
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Homes Book Excerpt:

Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples. Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more. This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes. Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change. Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1611
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1668437074
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change Book Excerpt:

Activism and the role everyday people play in making a change in society are increasingly popular topics in the world right now, especially as younger generations begin to speak out. From traditional protests to activities on college campuses, to the use of social media, more individuals are finding accessible platforms with which to share their views and become more actively involved in politics and social welfare. With the emergence of new technologies and a spotlight on important social issues, people are able to become more involved in society than ever before as they fight for what they believe. It is essential to consider the recent trends, technologies, and movements in order to understand where society is headed in the future. The Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change examines a plethora of innovative research surrounding social change and the various ways citizens are involved in shaping society. Covering topics such as accountability, social media, voter turnout, and leadership, it is an ideal work for activists, sociologists, social workers, politicians, public administrators, sociologists, journalists, policymakers, social media analysts, government administrators, academicians, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia
Author: Yu-Min Joo,Teck-Boon Tan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-28
ISBN: 1788972880
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities in Asia Book Excerpt:

At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.

Smart Urbanism

Smart Urbanism
Author: Simon Marvin,Andrés Luque-Ayala,Colin McFarlane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1317549325
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urbanism Book Excerpt:

Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by technology companies, national governments and supranational agencies alike, claim a supremacy of urban digital technologies for managing and controlling infrastructures, achieving greater effectiveness in managing service demand and reducing carbon emissions, developing greater social interaction and community networks, providing new services around health and social care etc. Smart urbanism is being represented as the response to almost every facet of the contemporary urban question. This book explores this common conception of the problematic of smart urbanism and critically address what new capabilities are being created by whom and with what exclusions; how these are being developed - and contested; where is this happening both within and between cities; and, with what sorts of social and material consequences. The aim of the book is to identify and convene a currently fragmented and disconnected group of researchers, commentators, developers and users from both within and outside the mainstream SU discourse, including several of those that adopt a more critical perspective, to assess ‘what’ problems of the city smartness can address The volume provides the first internationally comparative assessment of SU in cities of the global north and south, critically evaluates whether current visions of SU are able to achieve their potential; and then identifies alternative trajectories for SU that hold radical promise for reshaping cities.

Justice Crime and Citizenship in Eurasia

Justice  Crime  and Citizenship in Eurasia
Author: Erica Marat,Lauren A. McCarthy
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2022-08-18
ISBN: 1000637751
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Crime and Citizenship in Eurasia Book Excerpt:

What role does law play in post-communist societies? This book examines the law as a social institution in Eurasia, exploring how it is shaped in everyday interactions between state and society, organisations and individuals, and between law enforcement and other government entities. It bridges the gap between theoretically rich work on law-in-action and the empirical reality of Eurasia. The contributions in this volume include research on policing, the legal profession, public attitudes towards law, regime support and oppositional mobilisation, crime policy, and property rights, among others. The studies shift away from the common perception that, in Eurasia, the law exists only as a tool for the state to enforce order and suppress dissent. Instead, they show, through empirical analyses, that citizens evade, use, reinterpret and shape the law even in authoritarian contexts—sometimes containing state violence and challenging the regime, and other times reinforcing state capture from below. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Europe-Asia Studies.

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras,Anna Visvizi,Kwok Tai Chui
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 3039282204
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact Book Excerpt:

A new era of innovation is enabled by the integration of social sciences and information systems research. In this context, the adoption of Big Data and analytics technology brings new insight to the social sciences. It also delivers new, flexible responses to crucial social problems and challenges. We are proud to deliver this edited volume on the social impact of big data research. It is one of the first initiatives worldwide analyzing of the impact of this kind of research on individuals and social issues. The organization of the relevant debate is arranged around three pillars: Section A: Big Data Research for Social Impact: • Big Data and Their Social Impact; • (Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers; • Towards Sustainable Development of Online Communities; • Sentiment from Online Social Networks; • Big Data for Innovation. Section B. Techniques and Methods for Big Data driven research for Social Sciences and Social Impact: • Opinion Mining on Social Media; • Sentiment Analysis of User Preferences; • Sustainable Urban Communities; • Gender Based Check-In Behavior by Using Social Media Big Data; • Web Data-Mining Techniques; • Semantic Network Analysis of Legacy News Media Perception. Section C. Big Data Research Strategies: • Skill Needs for Early Career Researchers—A Text Mining Approach; • Pattern Recognition through Bibliometric Analysis; • Assessing an Organization’s Readiness to Adopt Big Data; • Machine Learning for Predicting Performance; • Analyzing Online Reviews Using Text Mining; • Context–Problem Network and Quantitative Method of Patent Analysis. Complementary social and technological factors including: • Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development; Business Intelligence.

Co Creation and Smart Cities

Co Creation and Smart Cities
Author: Shenja van der Graaf,Le Anh Nguyen Long,Carina Veeckman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 1800436025
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Co Creation and Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

Co-creation and Smart Cities: Looking Beyond Technology highlights a more robust value-based perspective on public service development and delivery, helping structure co-creation processes that foster responsible innovation and a systemic, value-based approach to sustainable urban development.

Strategies and Best Practices in Social Innovation

Strategies and Best Practices in Social Innovation
Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,Jaime Alonso Gómez,Patricia Marquez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 3319898574
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies and Best Practices in Social Innovation Book Excerpt:

This book examines the different ways companies can develop and design social innovation. Combining technological and social perspectives, the contributors present emerging research on social innovation from different sectors such as entrepreneurship, education and energy. Collectively, the authors demonstrate the ways in which social innovation can drive sustainability and development in regions around the world. All societies are characterized by their political, economic and social institutions, as well as by how they utilize technology. The social innovations with the highest importance are those which modify existing institutions or create new ones, and based on their magnitude, they can be considered as radical or incremental. For example, when Joseph Chamberlain encouraged workers to organize in order to achieve universal male suffrage in Great Britain in 1885, this was a considered a radical innovation for British society, which in turn changed its political framework. Social innovations may be based on intelligence and commitment, on technology or on social entrepreneurship in its most open forms. In addition, social innovations can be classified into those which correspond to an entire country or region, a field (e.g., education) or a sector (e.g., entrepreneurship, technology, social reform). Featuring contributions on topics such as agro-food, smart cities, higher education, gender equality and sports, this book is ideal for academics, students, scholars, professionals and policy makers in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and regional development.

The New Companion to Urban Design

The New Companion to Urban Design
Author: Tridib Banerjee,Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN: 1351400614
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Companion to Urban Design Book Excerpt:

The New Companion to Urban Design continues the assemblage of rich and critical ideas about urban form and design that began with the Companion to Urban Design (Routledge, 2011). With chapters from a new set of contributors, this sequel offers a more comparative perspective representing multiple voices and perspectives from the Global South. The essays in this volume are organized in three parts: Part I: Comparative Urbanism; Part II: Challenges; and Part III: Opportunities. Each part contains distinct sections designed to address specific themes, and includes a list of annotated suggested further readings at the end of each chapter. Part I: Comparative Urbanism examines different variants of urbanism in the Global North and the Global South, produced by a new economic order characterized by the mobility of labor, capital, information, and technology. Part II: Challenges discusses some of the contemporary challenges that cities of the Global North and the Global South are facing and the possible role of urban design. This part discusses spatial claims and conflicts, challenges generated by urban informality, explosive growth or dramatic shrinkage of the urban settlement, gentrification and displacement, and mimesis, simulacra and lack of authenticity. Part III: Aspirations discusses some normative goals that urban design interventions aspire to bring about in cities of the Global North and the Global South. These include resilience and sustainability, health, conservation/restoration, justice, intelligence, access and mobility, and arts and culture. The New Companion to Urban Design is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students interested in cities and their built environment. It offers an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across a range of disciplines including urban design, planning, urban studies, and geography.