Technology and the City: Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies

Michael H. Nagenborg (Editor), Taylor Stone (Editor), Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Editor), Pieter Vermaas (Editor)

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The contributions in this volume map out how technologies are used and designed to plan, maintain, govern, demolish, and destroy the city. The chapters demonstrate how urban technologies shape, and are shaped, by fundamental concepts and principles such as citizenship, publicness, democracy, and nature. The many authors herein explore how to think of technologically mediated urban space as part of the human condition. The volume will thus contribute to the much-needed discussion on technology-enabled urban futures from the perspective of the philosophy of technology. This perspective also contributes to the discussion and process of making cities ‘smart’ and just. This collection appeals to students, researchers, and professionals within the fields of philosophy of technology, urban planning, and engineering.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-52313-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-52312-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021

Publication series

NamePhilosophy of Engineering and Technology


  • Philosophy of the City
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Ethics of Technology
  • Urban design
  • Urban technologies


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