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An informational right to the city? Code, content, control, and the urbanization of information

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Henri Lefebvre talked of the “right to the city” alongside a right to information. As the urban environment becomes increasingly layered by abstract digital representation, Lefebvre’s broader theory warrants application to the digital age. Through considering what is entailed by the urbanization of information, this paper examines the problems and implications of any “informational right to the city”. In directing Tony Benn’s five questions of power towards Google, arguably the world’s most p...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/anti.12312

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Antipode Journal website
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-20
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0066-4812
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pubs:679164
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2018-10-19

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