Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

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Nicolas Zehner

Nicolas Zehner

nzehner (at) hks.harvard.edu

Nicolas Zehner is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting research fellow in the Science, Technology & Society Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. In his research he aims to shed light on the practice of city-making by examining how urban planning agents construct and diffuse specific urban-regional sociotechnical imaginaries. In particular, his dissertation focuses on the role of scientific expertise in the drive for ‘smart urbanism’.