Title

On Municipalities as Technologies

Abstract

Although there is a history in urban thought wherein scholars view cities as technologies, the encompassing character of such views inherently limits them. In turn, their usefulness does not efficiently support the kind of thinking that is required to deliver worthwhile outcomes that can promote social justice and human flourishing. However, narrowing the focus through examining municipalities as technologies offers possibilities that can help us achieve such goals. To maximize the utility of this endeavor, employing the structural-ethics approach provides a way to assess urban technologies to achieve success. In this paper, the author explores the ideas above, revealing how they advance our thinking when it comes to remaking, planning, and building existing and future cities. The article concludes by linking these claims to other lessons in urban studies and geography.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Keywords and Phrases

Cities; Municipality; Municipality as technology; Technology

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2210-5433; 2210-5441

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2021 Springer Nature, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

09 Jan 2021

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