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Smart World Cities in the 21st Century Book
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 3110575329
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Summary: The term smart city has become a buzzword. City planners develop ubiquitous connectivity through Wi-Fi hotspots, establish science parks, introduce bike and car sharing, and push entrepreneurship. All this is happening under the flagship of becoming a knowledge city. This book investigates the digital and cognitive infrastructure of 31 cities and how they meet the demands of the knowledge society in an increasingly digitized environment.

Cities in the 21st Century Book by Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele

Cities in the 21st Century Book
  • Author : Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN Code: 1317312430
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Summary: Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and analysis of the global network of cities, changes in urban form, environmental problems, the role of technologies and knowledge, socioeconomic developments, and finally, the challenge of urban governance. In the mid-20th century, architect and planner Josep Lluís Sert wondered if cities could survive; in the early 21st century, we see that cities have not only survived but have grown as never before. Cities today are engines of production and trade, forges of scientific and technological innovation, and crucibles of social change. Urbanization is a major driver of change in contemporary societies; it is a process that involves acute social inequalities and serious environmental problems, but also offers opportunities to move towards a future of greater prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. With case studies on thirty cities in five continents and a selection of infographics illustrating these dynamic cities, this edited volume is an essential resource for planners and students of urbanization and urban change.

Smart Village Technology Book by Srikanta Patnaik,Siddhartha Sen,Magdi S. Mahmoud

Smart Village Technology Book
  • Author : Srikanta Patnaik,Siddhartha Sen,Magdi S. Mahmoud
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN Code: 3030377946
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Summary: This book offers a transdisciplinary perspective on the concept of "smart villages" Written by an authoritative group of scholars, it discusses various aspects that are essential to fostering the development of successful smart villages. Presenting cutting-edge technologies, such as big data and the Internet-of-Things, and showing how they have been successfully applied to promote rural development, it also addresses important policy and sustainability issues. As such, this book offers a timely snapshot of the state-of-the-art in smart village research and practice.

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow Book by Joseph N. Pelton,Indu B. Singh

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow Book
  • Author : Joseph N. Pelton,Indu B. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN Code: 3319958224
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Summary: Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow. Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as “smart cities.” These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, “the Cloud,” automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way. Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.

A World in Emergence Book by Allen J. Scott

A World in Emergence Book
  • Author : Allen J. Scott
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN Code: 1781009317
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Summary: ÔThis is vintage Allen Scott, but also a tour dÕhorizon of the state of urban studies, 2012, by one of its foremost global practitioners: compulsory reading.Õ Ð Peter Hall, University College London, UK ÔIn this book, Allen Scott enriches his longstanding research into the ways in which city-regions function as the main economic engines of global capitalism. The end result is a seminal synthesis of how city-regions are increasingly enchained with one another in intensifying relations of competition and cooperation, and is a must-read for students and scholars alike.Õ Ð Ben Derudder, Monash University, Australia and Ghent University, Belgium ÔScottÕs book is a remarkable treatment of the emerging global economy, weaving together the frontiers of technology and the ways in which labor is managed and surplus created with the cities of tomorrow. His book challenges conventional notions of the Òglobal cityÓ to provide a more nuanced account of the ways in which the emerging culturalÐcognitive economy of the 21st century is producing urban landscapes. His conception of the city of tomorrow is informed by deep knowledge of the contemporary city around the world and provides the reader with the conceptual building blocks to re-frame how we think about urbanization now and in the future.Õ Ð Gordon L. Clark, University of Oxford, UK This innovative volume offers an in-depth analysis of the many ways in which new forms of capitalism in the 21st century are affecting and altering the processes of urbanization. Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalismÕs increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation. Professors and students in areas such as geography, urban planning, sociology, and economics will find much to admire in this pioneering volume, as will journalists, policy-makers, and other professionals with an interest in urban studies.

Smart Economy in Smart Cities Book by T. M. Vinod Kumar

Smart Economy in Smart Cities Book
  • Author : T. M. Vinod Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 1086
  • ISBN Code: 9811016100
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Summary: The present book highlights studies that show how smart cities promote urban economic development. The book surveys the state of the art of Smart City Economic Development through a literature survey. The book uses 13 in depth city research case studies in 10 countries such as the North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to explain how a smart economy changes the urban spatial system and vice versa. This book focuses on exploratory city studies in different countries, which investigate how urban spatial systems adapt to the specific needs of smart urban economy. The theory of smart city economic development is not yet entirely understood and applied in metropolitan regional plans. Smart urban economies are largely the result of the influence of ICT applications on all aspects of urban economy, which in turn changes the land-use system. It points out that the dynamics of smart city GDP creation takes ‘different paths,’ which need further empirical study, hypothesis testing and mathematical modelling. Although there are hypotheses on how smart cities generate wealth and social benefits for nations, there are no significant empirical studies available on how they generate urban economic development through urban spatial adaptation. This book with 13 cities research studies is one attempt to fill in the gap in knowledge base.

Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century Book by Ilias O. Pappas,Patrick Mikalef,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Letizia Jaccheri,John Krogstie,Matti Mäntymäki

Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century Book
  • Author : Ilias O. Pappas,Patrick Mikalef,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Letizia Jaccheri,John Krogstie,Matti Mäntymäki
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 811
  • ISBN Code: 3030293742
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Summary: This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019, held in Trondheim, Norway, in September 2019. The total of 61 full and 4 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 138 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections named: e-business; big data analytics, open science and open data; artificial intelligence and internet of things; smart cities and smart homes, social media and analytics; digital governance; digital divide and social inclusion; learning and education; security in digital environments; modelling and managing the digital enterprise; digital innovation and business transformation; and online communities.

Smart Economy in Smart African Cities Book by Gora Mboup,Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Smart Economy in Smart African Cities Book
  • Author : Gora Mboup,Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN Code: 9811334714
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Summary: This book highlights the use of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures in order to develop smart cities and produce smart economies in Africa. It discusses a robust set of concepts, including smart planning, smart infrastructure development, smart economic development, smart environmental sustainability, smart social development, resilience, and smart peace and security in several African cities. By drawing on the accumulated knowledge on various conditions that make cities smart, green, livable and healthy, it helps in the planning, design and management of African urbanization. In turn, it fosters the development of e-commerce, e-education, e-governance, etc. The rapid development of ICT infrastructures facilitates the creation of smart economies in digitally served cities and towns through smart urban planning, smart infrastructures, smart land tenure and smart urban policies. In the long term, this can reduce emissions of CO2, promote the creation of low carbon cities, reduce land degradation and promote biodiversity.

Smart Global Megacities Book by T.M. Vinod Kumar

Smart Global Megacities Book
  • Author : T.M. Vinod Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-06-13
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN Code: 9811620237
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Summary: This book, the second volume, highlights 7 out of a total of about 36 megacities in the World which by definition have 10 million inhabitants. The cities/chapters presented in this book are based on recent advance such as the wide use of ICT, IOT, e-Governance, e-Democracy, smart economy and flattening and acceleration of the world that is taking place in recent times as reported by 3 times Pulitzer Prize Winner Thomas Friedman. It therefor departs from other ideologies where only a certain megacity qualifies for the title of smart global megacities while in reality every megacity can, and presents how smart global megacities can be created.

Visibilities and Invisibilities in Smart Cities: Emerging Research and Opportunities Book by McKenna, H. Patricia

Visibilities and Invisibilities in Smart Cities: Emerging Research and Opportunities Book
  • Author : McKenna, H. Patricia
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-06-11
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN Code: 179983851X
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Summary: Throughout history, humanity has sought the betterment of its communities. In the 21st century, humanity has technology on its side in the process of improving its cities. Smart cities make their improvements by gathering real-world data in real time. Still, there are many complexities that many do not catch—they are invisible. It is important to understand how people make sense at the urban level and in extra-urban spaces of the combined complexities of invisibilities and visibilities in their environments, interactions, and infrastructures enabled through their own enhanced awareness together with aware technologies that are often embedded, pervasive, and ambient. This book probes the visible and invisible dimensions of emerging understandings of smart cities and regions in the context of more aware people interacting with each other and through more aware and pervasive technologies. Visibilities and Invisibilities in Smart Cities: Emerging Research and Opportunities contributes to the research literature for urban theoretical spaces, methodologies, and applications for smart and responsive cities; the evolving of urban theory and methods for 21st century cities and urbanities; and the formulation of a conceptual framework for associated methodologies and theoretical spaces. This work explores the relationships between variables using a case study approach combined with an explanatory correlational design. It is based on an urban research study conducted from mid-2015 to mid-2020 that spanned multiple countries across three continents. The book is split into four sections: introduction to the concepts of visible and invisible, frameworks for understanding the interplay of the two concepts, associated and evolving theory and methods, and extending current research as opportunities in smart city environments and regions. Covering topics including human geography, smart cities, and urban planning, this book is essential for urban planners, designers, city officials, community agencies, business managers and owners, academicians, researchers, and students, including those who work across multiple domains such as architecture, environmental design, human-computer interaction, human geography, information technology, sociology, and affective computing.

Tech, Smart Cities, and Regional Development in Contemporary Russia Book by Bruno S. Sergi

Tech, Smart Cities, and Regional Development in Contemporary Russia Book
  • Author : Bruno S. Sergi
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-28
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1789738814
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Summary: With chapters on FinTech, the cost of technological growth, and innovation risk management, Tech, Smart Cities and Regional Development in Contemporary Russia grapples with ideas about technology and the intertwined issues that Russia faces in the 21st Century.

The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City Book by Kate Bishop,Nancy Marshall

The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City Book
  • Author : Kate Bishop,Nancy Marshall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 1351211528
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Summary: Increasing urbanization and increasing urban density put enormous pressure on the relationships between people and place in cities. Built environment professionals must pay attention to the impact of people–place relationships in small- to large-scale urban initiatives. A small playground in a neighborhood pocket park is an example of a small-scale urban development; a national environmental policy that influences energy sources is an example of a large-scale initiative. All scales of decision-making have implications for the people–place relationships present in cities. This book presents new research in contemporary, interdisciplinary urban challenges, and opportunities, and aims to keep the people–place relationship debate in focus in the policies and practices of built environment professionals and city managers. Most urban planning and design decisions, even those on a small scale, will remain in the urban built form for many decades, conditioning people’s experience of their city. It is important that these decisions are made using the best available knowledge. This book contains an interdisciplinary discussion of contemporary urban movements and issues influencing the relationship between people and place in urban environments around the world which have major implications for both the processes and products of urban planning, design, and management. The main purpose of the book is to consolidate contemporary thinking among experts from a range of disciplines including anthropology, environmental psychology, cultural geography, urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture, and the arts, on how to conceptualize and promote healthy people and place relationships in the 21st-century city. Within each of the chapters, the authors focus on their specific areas of expertise which enable readers to understand key issues for urban environments, urban populations, and the links between them.

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City Book by Antonio Jiménez-Delgado,Jaime Lloret

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City Book
  • Author : Antonio Jiménez-Delgado,Jaime Lloret
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN Code: 0429686242
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Summary: This book provides a model for the creation of sustainable and healthy cities in the Mediterranean region. It uses the coastal city of L’Alfàs del Pi in Spain as an example for designing renewable and innovative urban models that offer high standards of living, wellbeing and eco-friendly advantages. Quantitative and qualitative analyses are presented by scholars in a wide variety of fields to provide a thorough understanding of the social, cultural, economic, political, physical, environmental and public health influences, through the case study of L'Alfàs del Pi. L’Alfàs del Pi has a geographically unique population made of a mixture of local inhabitants and Northern European residents attracted by the weather conditions and the sea. The chapters in this book explore a series of innovative proposals for addressing concerns in the area, including historic preservation, sustainable transportation, promoting health and physical activity and water conservation. The methodology establishes a strategic approach that serves as a useful reference point for coastal cities, particularly in Mediterranean countries, in the creation of sustainable and healthy cities. This book will appeal to researchers across the disciplines of tourism, planning, health geography, architecture and urban studies.

Smart Cities and Smart Governance Book by Elsa Estevez,Theresa A. Pardo,Hans Jochen Scholl

Smart Cities and Smart Governance Book
  • Author : Elsa Estevez,Theresa A. Pardo,Hans Jochen Scholl
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-17
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN Code: 3030610330
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Summary: This edited volume discusses smart cities and smart governance within the framework of the 22nd century sustainable city. Written by members of the Smart Cities Smart Government Research Practice Consortium (SCSGRPC), an international multidisciplinary consortium of researchers and practitioners devoted to studying smart governance, this book provides a foundation for global efforts to envision and prepare for the next generation city by advancing understanding of the nature of and need for novel policies, new administrative practices, and enabling technologies required to advance urban governance, governments, and infrastructure. The chapters focus on practical models and approaches, theoretical frameworks, policy models, emerging issues, questions and research problems, as well as including case studies from different parts of the world. A valuable addition to the body of knowledge on smartness in urban government, this book will be of use to researchers in the fields of public administration, political science, information science, and information systems, as well as policy makers and government officials working on implementing smart technology in their cities.

Reflections on African Cities in Transition Book by Purshottama Sivanarain Reddy,Henry Wissink

Reflections on African Cities in Transition Book
  • Author : Purshottama Sivanarain Reddy,Henry Wissink
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN Code: 3030461157
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Summary: This volume describes African cities in transition, and the economic, socio-political, and environmental challenges resulting from rapid post-colonial urbanization. As the African continent continues to transition from urban configurations inherited from colonial influences and history, it faces issues such as urban slum expansion, increased demands for energy and clean water, lack of adequate public transportation, high levels of inequality among different socio-economic population strata, and inadequate urban governance, planning, and policies. African cities in transition need to reconsider current policies and developmental trajectories to facilitate and sustain economic growth and Africa’s strategic repositioning in the world. Written by an international team of scholars and practitioners, this volume uses case studies to focus on key issues and developmental challenges in selected African cities. Topics include but are not limited to, smart cities, changing notions of democracy, the city’s role in attaining the SDGs, local governance, alternative models for governance and management, corruption, urbanisation and future cities.

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia Book by Anthony M. Townsend

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia Book
  • Author : Anthony M. Townsend
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-10-07
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 039324153X
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Summary: An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technology—sensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spaces—to address the basic challenges faced by massive, interconnected metropolitan centers. In Smart Cities, Anthony M. Townsend documents this emerging futuristic landscape while considering the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of the key actors—entrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developers—at work in shaping the new urban frontier.

Smart Cities Book by Enrique Alba,Francisco Chicano,Gabriel Luque

Smart Cities Book
  • Author : Enrique Alba,Francisco Chicano,Gabriel Luque
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-08
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN Code: 3319395955
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Summary: This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Smart Cities, Smart-CT 2016, held in Malaga, Spain, in June 2016. The 16 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. They topics covered include studies and tools to improve road traffic, energy consumption, logistics, frameworks to provide new services and take decisions in a holistic way, driving assistance, electric vehicles, public transport, and surveys on smart city concepts.

The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects Book by Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi

The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects Book
  • Author : Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-02
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN Code: 3030320154
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Summary: These proceedings gather the best papers presented at the “10th International Scientific and Practical Conference – the 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects,” which was organized by the non-profit organization “Institute of Scientific Communications.” The conference took place on May 23–24 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, with support from Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University. The chief advantage of these proceedings are their multidisciplinary character – they include articles and empirical studies addressing various fields, including economics, the social sciences, and law. Accordingly, the target audience is broad, covering scholars, researchers, independent experts, entrepreneurs, and government workers, who are interested in issues concerning: measuring and accelerating socio-economic development; the formation and evolution of the digital society and digital economy; the role of economic systems and economic subjects in the 21st-century technological revolution (the fourth industrial revolution); development and implementation of AI; development and application of intellectual resources in economic activities; and innovations in the economy.

The Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning Book by Hendrik Knoche,Elvira Popescu,Antonio Cartelli

The Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning Book
  • Author : Hendrik Knoche,Elvira Popescu,Antonio Cartelli
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN Code: 3319920227
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Summary: This book gathers contributions to the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developments (SLERD 2018), held at Aalborg University, Denmark on 23–25 May 2018. What characterizes smart learning ecosystems? What is their role in city and regional development and innovation? How can we promote citizen engagement in smart learning ecosystems? These are some of the questions addressed at SLERD 2018 and documented in these proceedings, which include a diverse range of papers intended to help understand, conceive, and promote innovative human-centric design and development methods, education/training practices, informal social learning, and citizen-driven policies. The papers elaborate on the notion of smart learning ecosystems, assess the relation of smart learning ecosystems with their physical surroundings, and identify new resources for smart learning. SLERD 2018 contributes to foster the social innovation sectors, ICT and economic development and deployment strategies, as well as new policies for smarter, more proactive citizens. As such, these proceedings are relevant for researchers and policymakers alike.

Smart Cities For Dummies Book by Reichental

Smart Cities For Dummies Book
  • Author : Reichental
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1119679931
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Summary: Become empowered to build and maintain smarter cities At its core, a Smart City is a collection of technological responses to the growing demands, challenges, and complexities of improving the quality of life for billions of people now living in urban centers across the world. The movement to create smarter cities is still in its infancy, but ambitious and creative projects in all types of cities—big and small—around the globe are beginning to make a big difference. New ideas, powered by technology, are positively changing how we move humans and products from one place to another; create and distribute energy; manage waste; combat the climate crisis; build more energy efficient buildings; and improve basic city services through digitalization and the smart use of data. Inside this book you’ll find out: What it really means to create smarter cities How our urban environments are being transformed Big ideas for improving the quality of life for communities Guidance on how to create a smart city strategy The essential role of data in building better cities The major new technologies ready to make a difference in every community Smart Cities will give you the knowledge to understand this important topic in depth and be ready to be an agent of change in your community.