Rob Kitchin

  • Professor
  • Maynooth University

Rob Kitchin is a professor in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute and the Department of Geography. He was the principal investigator on the Programmable City project (2013-18), the Building City Dashboards project (2016-21), the Digital Repository of Ireland (2009-2017), and the All-Island Research Observatory (2005-2017). In the book, The Right to the Smart City. Kitchin and co-authors provide a critical reflection on whether another smart city is possible and what such a city might look like, exploring themes such as how citizens are framed within it, the ethical implications of smart city systems, and whether injustices are embedded in city systems, infrastructures, services, and their calculative practices.