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'Smart city' technology alone cannot solve social problems, author argues

Ben Green spent two years examining the most common mistakes cities make as they attempt to maximize civic technologies across transportation, recreation, public safety and democratic engagement. By framing technology as inherently political in nature, Green’s mission is to remove the “tech goggles” — the mindset that individual or combined technologies alone can solve complex political or social problems — from city officials and residents interested in improving urban spaces.

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