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Vanessa Watson

15 March 2015

SAGE Journals

English

uKESA Librarian2

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South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Ghana

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Africa

Built environment

Cities

Ghana

Governance

Human settlements

ICT

India

Kenya

Markets

Nigeria

Planning

Property market

Smart cities

Smart places

South Africa

Urban

The allure of ‘smart city’ rhetoric: India and Africa

New visions of future cities, often graphically depicted as replicas of Dubai or Singapore and frequently promoted under the label of ‘smart cities', are sweeping the Indian subcontinent, but increasingly they are appearing on the African continent as well.

This response to Datta’s article draws the parallels and differences between what can be called ‘fantasy city’ ideas in these two parts of the world and warns of the consequences.

Abstract based directly on original source.

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