Information for the Special Issue
Special Issue Call for Papers:
Smart Urbanism: Processes, Practices, and Parameters
Special Issue of Telematics and Informatics, 2020
Tooran Alizadeh, Jathan Sadowski
Telematics and Informatics (Impact Factor: 3.789) is an interdisciplinary journal examining the social, economic, political and cultural impacts and challenges of information and communication technologies.
Purpose of the Special Issue
Amidst the speedy growth of smart city promises and initiatives, worldwide, there is a growing need to take a critical evidence-based approach to studying the processes, practices, and parameters of smart urbanism. This critical lens is needed to challenge the technocratic corporate-led discourse that grossly underestimates the complexity and diversity of cities; and pursues smartification in a fragmented manner disjoined from other comprehensive strategic urban planning and governance efforts. Only by taking stock of initiatives and strategies can we realize the true potentials of smart urbanism to enable efficient, equitable, and resilient urban infrastructure and governance.
Joining the critical scholarship of smart urbanism, this special issue will bring together a diversity of insights from multidisciplinary researchers involved in investigating smart urbanism. The special issue will delve into the intellectual debates, reflect on the ongoing developments, and highlight the contemporary implications of smart urbanism, with the aim of supporting alternative approaches to creating smart cities.
The purpose of the papers will be threefold. First, papers will seek to advance understanding of the complexities involved in smart cities process. Second, papers will seek to report empirical (comparative) insights into the diversity of smart city practices worldwide. Third, papers will explore parameters influencing the complexity and creation of smart cities whether it be the North-South Divide; conflicting interests of stakeholders from public, private and corporate; the difference in urban governance and infrastructure basis; and the multitude and magnitude of urban challenges seeking smart solutions.
Authors are encouraged to prepare papers of approximately 6,000 words in length to ensure inclusion in this special issue.
Special Issue Timeline
30 May 2019 – Invitations distributed
30 July 2019 – Deadline for abstract submission (300 words)
30 August 2019- Feedback from editors on abstract
30 Jan 2020 – Deadline for paper submission for peer review and circulation
30 March 2020 – Feedback from editors and peer-review on papers
30 June 2020 – Final submission of papers to editors
30 Sept 2020 – Pre-publication delivery of special edition to the publisher
Please email your abstract to the leading editor, Tooran Alizadeh (email@example.com) by July 30, 2019.
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