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Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

  • ID: 4894824
  • Book
  • June 2020
  • 368 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation establishes a key theoretical framework to understand the implementation and development of smart cities as innovation drivers, in terms of lasting impacts on productivity, liveability and sustainability of specific initiatives. This framework is based on empirical analysis of 12 case studies, including pioneer projects from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. It explores how successful smart cities initiatives nurture both technological and social innovation using a combination of regulatory governance and private agency. Typologies of smart city-making approaches are explored in depth. Integrative analysis identifies key success factors in establishing innovation relating to the effectiveness of social systems, institutional thickness, governance, the role of human capital, and streamlining funding of urban development projects.

  • Cases from a range of geographies, scales, social and economic contexts
  • Explores how smart cities can promote technological and social innovation in terms of direct impacts on liveability, productivity and sustainability
  • Establishes an integrative framework based on empirical evidence to develop more innovative smart city initiatives
  • Investigates the role of governments in coordinating, fostering and guiding innovations resulting from smart city developments
  • Interrogates the policies and governance structures which have been effective in supporting the development and deployment of smart cities
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1. Introduction: being smarter for productivity, liveability and sustainability 2. Fundamentals of smart cities: Governance, innovations and cities 3. Smart city in Singapore: How Environmental and Geospatial Innovation lead to urban liveability and environmental sustainability cities 5. Japanese Smart Cities 6. 'Being First Comes Naturally': the Smart City and Progressive Urbanism in Australia 7. Digital Twin Platform for Virtual Fishermans Bend, a Testbed for Modernising the Land Administration and Urban Planning in Australia 8. Understanding the Stakeholders' Perceptions in Smart Cities: the Experience of Using Q Methodology for Smart Gusu Project, China 9. Stimulating Innovation for Smart Cities in Hong Kong 10. Urban form, the use of ICT and informal smart cities in Vietnam 11. Smart urban development strategies in Africa? An analysis of multiple rationalities for Accra's City Extension Project 12. Smart Dubai IoT Strategy: Aspiration to promoting happiness for residents and visitors through a continuous commitment to innovation 13. Governing security by coding: a case of "smartness" in the Chilean context 14. How the development of smart grid and 'real time pricing' in USA 15. Building the Future City of Glasgow: an evolutionary perspective 16. Realising digital twinning in an integrated digital built environment
stories from the trenches, New Zealand 17. Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities: Where We Are 18. Evaluating recent trends: diversified development paths of smart cities 19. Conclusion: steps for future smart cities

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Kim, Hyung Min
Kim's teaching and research activities focus on economic and spatial dynamics of cities in the Asia-Pacific region. His research projects have investigated urban implications of global activities such as Foreign Direct Investment, knowledge workers, international students and international real estate investment.
Sabri, Soheil
Sabri has research interests in application of geospatial technology in smart urban planning. He has more than 13 years of experience in consultancy and research in urban and regional planning with a current research focus on spatial enablement of governments and industries for smart urban planning.
Kent, Anthony
He is Secretary of the UN-affiliated East Asian Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements (Australia) and is on the International Advisory Board for Urban Policy and Research. He was previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Business, Victoria University and Consultant for the Knowledge Sector Initiative, Jakarta, Indonesia. His current research interests include the restructuring of rural economies, sustainable transport outcomes and the links between city regions.
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