Maroš Krivý, “Urbanists in the smart city: sidewalks, Sidewalk Labs and the limits to ‘complexity’,” in D. Mackinnon, R. Burns and V. Fast (Eds.), Digital (In)justice in the Smart City (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2023)

The chapter contributes to the critical smart city literature by examining what I call an imaginary of complexity: the belief that the city is a complex, spontaneously self-organizing system. In the field of urbanism, the smart city – in the sense of a city replete with digital sensors – aligns with a broader and older idea that the city is essentially smart, or what various authors refer to as being complex