- Jun 2022
here are concerns as to the extent to which smart city practices in regeneration programmes, such as Living Labs and hackathons, might
... act rather as a magnet for the in-flow and retention of ‘creative classes’ and as gateways for gentrification."
I agree. There needs to be a focus on pursuing smart city initiatives with the help of local talent and in harmony with the existing community rather than bringing in outside actors, who run the risk of trying to effect change without a thorough understanding of the city as it stands.