DELHI / A 100 smart cities, but where are the Citizens? India’s experiments with networked urbanism for the urban age
Dr. Ayona Datta is Reader in Urban Futures in the Department of Geography in King’s College London. Her research interests are in urban citizenship, gendered geographies and the politics of smart urbanism. She is author of ‘The Illegal City: Space, law and gender in a Delhi squatter settlement’ in 2012 and co-editor of ‘Translocal Geographies: Spaces, places, connections’ in 2011 published by Ashgate and ‘Mega-Urbanization in the Global South: Fast Cities and New Urban Utopias’ with Routledge in 2017. Ayona is author of several peer reviewed journals articles, op-eds in Guardian, openDemocracy and ConversationUK as well as producer/director of two films ‘City bypassed’ and ‘City forgotten’. Ayona is editor of two journals – Urban Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography; and she sits on the editorial boards of the journals Antipode; Gender, Place and Culture and Society and Space.