01.09.2017

Call for Chapters: Technology and the City - Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: m.h.nagenborg@utwente.nl
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Chapters

Datum: 01.11.2018
Name der Publikation: Technology and the City (Reihe: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, Springer)


Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies

 

Editors: Michael Nagenborg, Margoth González Woge, Taylor Stone, and Pieter Vermaas

 

The book will be published in the series “Philosophy of Engineering and Technology” (Springer).

 

All over the world massive investments are being made to realize visions of the ‘Smart City.’ Technology plays a central role in making future cities more sustainable, to make urban governance more transparent and just, and increase the efficiency in various sectors ranging from transport to education. What is often overlooked in the process of making cities ‘smart’ is the fundamental role of technologies in the urban lifeworld. Philosophy of Technology can help understanding this role and by this contribute to a more sophisticated thinking for developing smart cities. The contributions in this volume map out how technologies are used and designed to plan, maintain, govern, demolish, and destroy the city and its part. They demonstrate how urban technologies shape and are shaped by fundamental concepts and principles, like citizenship, publicness, democracy, and nature. And, they explore how to think of technological mediated urban space as part of the human condition. The volume will thus contribute to the much-needed discussion on technology-enabled urban futures from the perspective of Philosophy of Technology.


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