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Utopian urbanism and representational city-ness: On the Dholera before Dholera smart city

Jazeel, T; (2015) Utopian urbanism and representational city-ness: On the Dholera before Dholera smart city. Dialogues in Human Geography , 5 (1) pp. 27-30. 10.1177/2043820614565866. Green open access

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Abstract

This commentary responds to Ayona Datta’s critique of India’s smart city agenda by emphasizing the representational work that urban futures require. In the context of Dholera smart city, I draw attention to the discursive terrains – around city-ness and utopianism in particular – mobilized by the state in order to normalize the inevitability of exclusionary urban planning and imaginations. I suggest these representational fields are key battlegrounds for critical urban geography.

Type: Article
Title: Utopian urbanism and representational city-ness: On the Dholera before Dholera smart city
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/2043820614565866
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820614565866
Language: English
Additional information: (C) The Author(s) 2015. Reprints and permission: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474334
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