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What type of development for city's of global south?
May 10, 2013 Ali M1
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An interesting and often overlooked aspect about technologies and its effectiveness given an urban context is how the inherent and idiosyncratic dimensions of the city itself dictate the success or failure of a new technology/products.

Ambiguous that it may be, sustainability of technological innovations is crucial to overturn the issues of problems of technologies that failed to work and worse even made more issues than they were planned to solve.

The idea is to optimize technology, create the necessary constructs that facilitate effective. long term benefits. This needs tremendous changes which include optimization of technology designs before their introduction into a city, particularly one that is in the developing part of the world, policy amendments to erode bureaucratic and administrative hurdles facilitating the absorption of new technology and most importantly, understanding people and having a people centered approach to new technology development and implementation.

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10630732.2011.615563#.UY0os7VTCSo

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