tumblr_lolcm2dMKr1qa2l2po1_400A few weeks ago < a href="http://americancity.org/magazine/issue/i30/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Next American City, one of the most accurate ways to follow news and emerging issues in urban issues, publishes its 30th issue, dedicated to the relationship of cities with the new technological currents that seem to offer solutions for improving urban functioning. Most of the articles are a must read if you are following all the amount of information that is being generated around smart cities lately and you need a more critical and balanced vision. Benjamin de la Peña, for example, in Smart Cities for Whom? points out the risk of social exclusion that some of the techno.optimistic approaches that are being made can contain, thus accompanying Anthony Townsend and others who are insisting on not forgetting this topic.

Also of interest is the interview with two professionals from thedata visualization , who reflect on the usefulness for urban management not only of having a lot of reliable data, but also of presenting it in an attractive and, above all, useful way, as well as another interview with Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Program Manager < a href="http://www.nbm.org/intelligentcities/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Intelligent Cities from the National Building Museum, one of the different initiatives currently being developed around the world that investigate the role of cities intelligent from different perspectives. Along with this we can find other articles that analyze citizen processes of collective organization< /a> within the city leveraging new digital resources, the risks that the model of solutions via digital applicationsreproduce the unequal relationships within the city or the need to know chow much additional technology is enough to tackle urban problems that, to a large extent, do not depend on technological considerations -however promising they may be- but of other types of factors.

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