I am currently writing an academic study about citizens living in urban areas, without using mobile devices. In germany, where i am located, there is almost no research on alternative concepts of urban life. The concept of “smart urbanization” is a way too technocratic approach on the infrastructural, social, ecological problems cities always tend to have and often just focus on economic factors.
Yet, there are around 10 million people in Germany who live a more analog life and I am convinced this has to be right to have, also in a more and more digitized society.
I would be interested in any thoughts, ideas and research on this topic!