Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is the most complete guide for integrating next generation smart city technologies into the very foundation of urban areas worldwide, showing how to make urban areas more efficient, more sustainable, and safer. Smart cities are complex systems of systems that encompass all aspects of modern urban life. A key component of their success is creating an ecosystem of smart infrastructures that can work together to enable dynamic, real-time interactions between urban subsystems such as transportation, energy, healthcare, housing, food, entertainment, work, social interactions, and governance. Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is a complete reference for building a holistic, system-level perspective on smart and sustainable cities, leveraging big data analytics and strategies for planning, zoning, and public policy. It offers in-depth coverage and practical solutions for how smart cities can utilize resident's intellectual and social capital, press environmental sustainability, increase personalization, mobility, and higher quality of life.
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Part 1: Overview of Smart Cities and Infrastructure Technologies 1. Creating Smart Cities 2. Technologies and Trends 3. Infrastructure Components 4. Buildings and Urban Spaces 5. Mobility Systems 6. Urbanization 7. Priority Activities
Part 2: Development and Management 8. Planning and Development 9. Design Principles and Policy Approaches 10. Governance
Part 3: Standardization and Regulation 11. Standardization Requirements 12. Regulating, Sharing, and Financing
Part 4: Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technologies 13. Energy Management 14. Distributed Energy 15. Smart Utilities 16. Smart Grids
Part 5: Technologies and Solutions 17. Recommendations 18. Science, Technology and Innovation-Driven Solutions
Part 6: The Future of Smart Cities 19. Towards Futuristic, Livable, High-performance, Entrepreneurial Smart Cities 20. Resilient Smart Grids, Vehicle-to-Grid, and Microgrids 21. The Future of Urban Development
Part 7: Appendices A. Smart Cities Implementation and Deployment Companies B. Smart Cities Products C. Smart Cities Standards D. List of Miscellaneous Resources E. Frequently Asked Questions F. Case Studies G. Answers to Review Questions/Exercises, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects by Chapter
John Vacca is an internationally known information technology consultant, researcher, author or editor of more than 80 books. His most recent books include Computer and Information Security Handbook 3E, Network and System Security 2E, Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection, Managing Information Security 2E and Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems.