“Against the smart city” now available for purchase in Kindle

This is turning into a week of posts that begin “It gives me great pleasure…”, isn’t it? Well, forgive me: it does actually give me great pleasure to share with you the news that our pamphlet “Against the smart city,” the first part of The city is here for you to use, is now available for purchase in a Kindle edition. I hope you enjoy it.

Additionally, if you’re among those who pre-ordered The city is here for you to use lo those many years ago, I’d like to ship you a copy of the pamphlet gratis as a way of thanking you for your patience. If you haven’t gotten an email to that effect from me recently, I may not have your current address, so if you’ll drop me a line and let me know where I can reach you, I’ll send you your copy immediately.

You may have noticed, as well, that this is published through our Do projects initiative, which means that every penny we garner in commission goes directly toward supporting our ability to produce work like this, Nurri’s Tokyo Blues, and other inquiries at the intersection of urbanism and everyday life. So please do share widely. Many thanks!

30 responses to ““Against the smart city” now available for purchase in Kindle”

  1. Rob Kitchin (@RobKitchin) says :

    Adam, is it possible to buy a PDF version of this for non kindle folk? Rob

  2. Remy Bourganel says :

    I’m also interested in purchcasing a PDF version.

  3. karl says :

    Same deal. :)

    1. want to buy
    2. want a non DRM epub version so I can read it on my ereader.

    Expression of a market ;)

    • AG says :

      I’ll tell you what, Karl. Because I love you, if you PayPal me eight bucks I’ll gin up a DRM-free epub version, just for you.

    • Gustaf Rosell says :

      Hi,
      I am a Readmill reader and wonder as some others here about an epub/pdf version. (With POD, do you mean audio book?

    • AG says :

      Hey Gustaf! POD means “print-on-demand,” i.e. an actual, physical book. Regarding epub…email me and I’ll see what I can do.

  4. Phil Olynyk says :

    Why not put the epub version up on Smashwords or Kobo? Distribution will be lots easier. The market is speaking.

    • AG says :

      We will when we’ve managed to gin up an epub file we’re fully satisfied with. There’s a couple of style and formatting issues that we haven’t fully been able to resolve as yet.

  5. BenP says :

    Perfect timing for the upcoming election here in Montreal; one candidate in particular is pushing to implement the “smart city” concept.

    I agree that a PDF version would be great, though :/

  6. Jim Fearnley says :

    I would be be very grateful for a copy of this bulletin. Many thanks and best of luck with the book, Jim

  7. Jim Fearnley says :

    While we’re at it, could I blag a pdf of the whole publication? I am a welfare recipient, and not able to pony up…

  8. Alexander Ziegler says :

    As an Austrian Student without kindle trying to write critically on the topic as well I’d be grateful to get a PDF of this groundwork

  9. Pierre-Denis Autric says :

    Dear Adam,

    Is it possible to get a pdf version of your stuff. I don’t use amazon because of their ability to withdraw documents at their will.

    My mail is there for further details.

    I hope your next book that looks very promising go well. I am very interested into the conditions of the creation of a smarter city, that means at the bottom in the search and validation of an appropriate way of government : how to deal with common wealth ?

  10. Cristina says :

    Hi Adam,

    Is there any way to access this besides Amazon and actual hard cover? I am preparing my final paper on “Smart Cities” at the University and I am trying to see more pros and cons on the topic before writing my own conclusions. I’ve read a lot about the topic, but it’s all promoting and none against. It would be nice to see a different approach.

    Thank you and good luck with the upcoming book, Cris.

  11. Georges Vivier says :

    Hi Adam. Your first book was very insightful and is helping me alot during exchanges with my geek techno crazy collegues. Is it possible to get a PDF of you new jem?
    Thanks in advance!
    G.

    • AG says :

      Hi Georges –

      Thanks for your interest. I’m no longer distributing PDF copies, but if you’re looking for a hard-copy edition of the pamphlet, it can be ordered here: foryoutou.se/againstthesmartcityPOD

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