A special issue of the Society for Computers and Law Journal is now available, focusing on many aspects associated with the emergence and growth of Smart Cities. Nine articles comprise the issue, directly inspired by the CREATe-sponsored event Understanding Smart Cities: Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges, which took place at the University of Strathclyde on the 31st of March and 1st of April. This conference, chaired by Prof Lilian Edwards, focused on how contemporary urban life is increasingly marked and shaped by technology, and critically assessed what this means for existing societal norms and regulatory structures.
In his editorial, Laurence Eastham expressed his hope “that this issue will help to give technology lawyers a wider understanding of one of the most important developments of the decade and the decades to come. The aim is to deal not just with the law/regulatory aspects of smart cities but the mechanics and social impact so that the issue can be a point of reference for IT lawyers dealing with this emerging feature of society.”
The issue is available now both online and in print.