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Blockchain for Smart Cities

Blockchain for Smart Cities Book
Author : Saravanan Krishnan,Valentina Emilia Balas,Julie Golden,Y. Harold Robinson,Raghvendra Kumar
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-25
ISBN : 0323859887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on different tools, platforms, and techniques, Blockchain and the Smart City: Infrastructure and Implementation uses case studies from around the world to examine blockchain deployment in diverse smart city applications. The book begins by examining the fundamental theories and concepts of blockchain. It looks at key smart cities’ domains such as banking, insurance, healthcare, and supply chain management. It examines Using case studies for each domain, the book looks at payment mechanisms, fog/edge computing, green computing, and algorithms and consensus mechanisms for smart cities implementation. It looks at tools such as Hyperledger, Etherium, Corda, IBM Blockchain, Hydrachain, as well as policies and regulatory standards, applications, solutions, and methodologies. While exploring future blockchain ecosystems for smart and sustainable city life, the book concludes with the research challenges and opportunities academics, researchers, and companies in implementing blockchain applications. Independently organized chapters for greater readability, adaptability, and flexibility Examines numerous issues from multiple perspectives and academic and industry experts Explores both advances and challenges of cutting-edge technologies Coverage of security, trust, and privacy issues in smart cities

Blockchain Technology for Smart Cities

Blockchain Technology for Smart Cities Book
Author : Dhananjay Singh,Navin Singh Rajput
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-07
ISBN : 9811522057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of the development of smart cities from a secure, trusted, and reliable data transmission perspective. It presents theoretical concepts and empirical studies, as well as examples of smart city programs and their capacity to create value for citizens. The contributions offer a panorama of the most important aspects of smart city evolution and implementation within various frameworks, such as healthcare, education, and transportation. Comparing current advanced applications and best practices, the book subsequently explores how smart environments and programs could help improve the quality of life in urban spaces and promote cultural and economic development.

Blockchain The Smart Cities

Blockchain   The Smart Cities Book
Author : Srinivas Mahankali
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2020-08-22
ISBN : 164951767X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Nations and Smart Cities are rapidly evolving, and the resulting digitalization is leading to several benefits while also exposing the citizens to unforeseen risks. Technologies like Blockchain are enabling risk management for secured automation. The book takes a close look at various paradigms of Smart cities’ & Digital Nations’ Governance while relating to the application of these principles in real life through the case study of Singapore, which is one of the world’s top 3 densest, but also, is one of the most sustainable cities. This book will be a useful resource for professionals, consultants, government servants, and students who wish to come to grip with the emerging technologies and to understand their applications in governance and play an active role in community-building activities. The book explores the emergence, evolution, and adoption of advanced digital technologies like IoT, Analytics and Blockchain for improved governance, sustainable development, and better quality of life and happiness for citizens across the world.

Smart City Infrastructure

Smart City Infrastructure Book
Author : Vishal Kumar,Vishal Jain,Bharti Sharma,Jyotir Moy Chatterjee,Rakesh Shrestha
Publisher : Wiley-Scrivener
Release : 2022-02-15
ISBN : 9781119785385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Smart City Infrastructure book written by Vishal Kumar,Vishal Jain,Bharti Sharma,Jyotir Moy Chatterjee,Rakesh Shrestha, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Security and Privacy Applications for Smart City Development

Security and Privacy Applications for Smart City Development Book
Author : Sharvari Chandrashekhar Tamane,Nilanjan Dey,Aboul Ella Hassanien
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020
ISBN : 303053149X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the fundamentals of smart cities along with issues, controversies, problems and applications concerning security and privacy in smart city development. Future smart cities must incorporate innovations like smart rainwater harvesting, smart street lighting, digital identity management, solar energy, intelligent transport systems and emerging communication applications. The target audience of the book includes professionals, researchers, academics, advanced-level students, technology developers, doctors and biologists working in the field of smart city applications. Professionals will find innovative ideas for marketing and research, while developers can use various technologies like IoTand block chain to develop the applications discussed here. As the book shows, by integrating new technologies, the cities of the future are becoming a reality today. .

Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Computing for Smart City

Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Computing for Smart City Book
Author : Arun Solanki,Sanjay Kumar Sharma,Sandhya Tarar,Pradeep Tomar,Sandeep Sharma,Anand Nayyar
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-28
ISBN : 3030823229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes selected and revised papers of the First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Computing for Smart City, AIS2C2 2021, held in Greater Noida, India, in March 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. The 17 full papers and 3 short papers included were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 204 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: ​sentimental and emotions analysis for smart cities; smart specialization strategies for smart cities; security in smart cities; advances applications for future smart cities; healthcare in smart cities; machine learning applications in smart cities.

AI and IoT for Smart City Applications

AI and IoT for Smart City Applications Book
Author : Vincenzo Piuri
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-01-20
ISBN : 9811674981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download AI and IoT for Smart City Applications book written by Vincenzo Piuri, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Advancements in Smart City and Intelligent Building

Advancements in Smart City and Intelligent Building Book
Author : Qiansheng Fang,Quanmin Zhu,Feng Qiao
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-04-03
ISBN : 9811367337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book entitled “Advancements in Smart City and Intelligent Building” is the Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart City and Intelligent Building (ICSCIB 2018) held in Hefei, China, September 15-16, 2018. It contains 58 papers in total categorized into 8 different tracks, on Building Energy Efficiency, Construction Robot and Automation, Intelligent Community and Urban Safety, Intelligentialization of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning System, Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems, New Generation Intelligent Building Platform Techniques, Smart Home and Utility, and Smart Underground Space, which cover a wide range areas of smart cities and intelligent buildings. ICSCIB2018 provided an international forum for professionals, academics, and researchers to present the latest developments from interdisciplinary theoretical studies, computational algorithm developments and engineering applications in smart cities and smart buildings. This academic event featured many opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world in a wonderful environment. Its program covered invitation and presentations from scientists, researchers, and practitioners who have been working in the related areas to establish platforms for collaborative research projects in these fields. The conference invited leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology in these fields, and bridge theoretical studies and emerging applications in various science and engineering branches. This book addresses the recent development and achievement in the field of smart city and intelligent building. It is primarily intended for researchers and students for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the background of multiple disciplines including computer science, information systems, information technology, automatic control and automation, electrical and electronic engineering, and telecommunications who wish to develop and share their ideas, knowledge and new findings in smart city and intelligent building.

Big Data for a Sustainable Smart City

Big Data for a Sustainable Smart City Book
Author : Dr. Rehana Kassim
Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release : 2021-09-28
ISBN : 1543766854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, Big Data for a Sustainable Smart City, is an overview of the role of big data in the sustainability of a smart city. The book looks at the future trends and challenges in the use of big data, with discussions on big data and its implementation contextually elaborated, touching on several subdomains of smart city, such as smart infrastructure, smart healthcare, and smart grid. As distributed ledger technology and blockchain have increasingly become part and parcel of big data, with potential role as alternative currency and authenticity instrument, the book also included discussions on distributed ledger technology. Highlights on social technology fusion as mooted by the concept of Society 5.0 is discussed as a continuation of technocentric IR 4.0 growth. The book concludes with hope and concern that society will be facing in tandem with its adoption.

Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence

Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence Book
Author : Christopher Grant Kirwan,Zhiyong Fu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-05-06
ISBN : 0128170255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence offers a comprehensive view of how cities are evolving as smart ecosystems through the convergence of technologies incorporating machine learning and neural network capabilities, geospatial intelligence, data analytics and visualization, sensors, and smart connected objects. These recent advances in AI move us closer to developing urban operating systems that simulate human, machine, and environmental patterns from transportation infrastructure to communication networks. Exploring cities as real-time, living, dynamic systems, and providing tools and formats including generative design and living lab models that support cities to become self-regulating, this book provides readers with a conceptual and practical knowledge base to grasp and apply the key principles required in the planning, design, and operations of smart cities. Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence brings a multidisciplinary, integrated approach, examining how the digital and physical worlds are converging, and how a new combination of human and machine intelligence is transforming the experience of the urban environment. It presents a fresh holistic understanding of smart cities through an interconnected stream of theory, planning and design methodologies, system architecture, and the application of smart city functions, with the ultimate purpose of making cities more liveable, sustainable, and self-sufficient. Explores concepts in smart city design and development and the transformation of cities through the convergence of human, machine, and natural systems enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) Includes numerous diagrams to illustrate and explain complex smart city systems and solutions Features diverse smart city examples and initiatives from around the globe

Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities

Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities Book
Author : Mohamed Lahby,Utku Kose,Akash Kumar Bhoi
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-11-10
ISBN : 1000472361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thanks to rapid technological developments in terms of Computational Intelligence, smart tools have been playing active roles in daily life. It is clear that the 21st century has brought about many advantages in using high-level computation and communication solutions to deal with real-world problems; however, more technologies bring more changes to society. In this sense, the concept of smart cities has been a widely discussed topic in terms of society and Artificial Intelligence-oriented research efforts. The rise of smart cities is a transformation of both community and technology use habits, and there are many different research orientations to shape a better future. The objective of this book is to focus on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) in smart city development. As recently designed, advanced smart systems require intense use of complex computational solutions (i.e., Deep Learning, Big Data, IoT architectures), the mechanisms of these systems become ‘black-box’ to users. As this means that there is no clear clue about what is going on within these systems, anxieties regarding ensuring trustworthy tools also rise. In recent years, attempts have been made to solve this issue with the additional use of XAI methods to improve transparency levels. This book provides a timely, global reference source about cutting-edge research efforts to ensure the XAI factor in smart city-oriented developments. The book includes both positive and negative outcomes, as well as future insights and the societal and technical aspects of XAI-based smart city research efforts. This book contains nineteen contributions beginning with a presentation of the background of XAI techniques and sustainable smart-city applications. It then continues with chapters discussing XAI for Smart Healthcare, Smart Education, Smart Transportation, Smart Environment, Smart Urbanization and Governance, and Cyber Security for Smart Cities.

Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology

Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology Book
Author : Saravanan Krishnan,Valentina Emilia Balas,Julie Golden,Y. Harold Robinson,S. Balaji,Raghvendra Kumar
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN : 012820415X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology presents the latest information on the adaptation and implementation of Blockchain technologies in real world business, scientific, healthcare and biomedical applications. The book's editors present the rapid advancements in existing business models by applying Blockchain techniques. Novel architectural solutions in the deployment of Blockchain comprise the core aspects of this book. Several use cases with IoT, biomedical engineering, and smart cities are also incorporated. As Blockchain is a relatively new technology that exploits decentralized networks and is used in many sectors for reliable, cost-effective and rapid business transactions, this book is a welcomed addition on existing knowledge. Financial services, retail, insurance, logistics, supply chain, public sectors and biomedical industries are now investing in Blockchain research and technologies for their business growth. Blockchain prevents double spending in financial transactions without the need of a trusted authority or central server. It is a decentralized ledger platform that facilitates verifiable transactions between parties in a secure and smart way. Presents the evolution of blockchain, from fundamental theories, to present forms Explains the concepts of blockchain related to cloud/edge computing, smart healthcare, smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) Provides complete coverage of the various tools, platforms and techniques used in blockchain Explores smart contract tools and consensus algorithms Covers a variety of applications with real world case studies in areas such as biomedical engineering, supply chain management, and tracking of goods and delivery

Demystifying Smart Cities

Demystifying Smart Cities Book
Author : Anders Lisdorf
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2019-12-10
ISBN : 9781484253762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concept of Smart Cities is accurately regarded as a potentially transformative power all over the world. Bustling metropolises infused with the right combination of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain promise to improve both our daily lives and larger structural operations at a city government level. The practical realities pose challenges that a significant sector of the tech industry now revolves around solving. Cut through the hype with Demystifying Smart Cities. In this book, the real-world implementations of successful Smart City technology in places like New York, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and more are analyzed, and insights are gained from recorded attempts in similar urban centers that have not reached their full Smart City potential. From the logistical complications of securing thousands of devices to collect millions of pieces of data daily, to the complicated governmental processes that are required to install Smart City tech, Demystifying Smart Cities covers every aspect of this revolutionary modern technology. This book is the essential guide for anybody who touches a step of the Smart City process—from salespeople representing product vendors to city government officials to data scientists—and provides a more well-rounded understanding of the full positive and negative impacts of Smart City technology deployment. Demystifying Smart Cities evaluates how our cities can behave in a more intelligent way, and how producing novel solutions can pose equally novel challenges. The future of the metropolis is here, and the expert knowledge in the book is your greatest asset. What You'll Learn Practical issues and challenges of managing thousands and millions of IoT devices in a city The different types of city data and how to manage and secure it The possibilities of utilizing AI into a city (and how it differs from working with the private sector) Examples of how to make cities smarter with technology Who This Book Is For Primarily for those already familiar with the hype of smart city technologies but not the details of its implementation, along with technologists interested in learning how city government works when integrating technology. Also, people working for smart city vendors, especially sales people and product managers who need to understand their target market.

Digital Transformation Of Property In Greater China The Finance 5g Ai And Blockchain

Digital Transformation Of Property In Greater China  The  Finance  5g  Ai  And Blockchain Book
Author : Paul Schulte,Dean Sun,Roman Shemakov
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2021-05-05
ISBN : 9811233810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A masterful narration on the digitization of property in China.'Tan YinglanFounding Managing PartnerInsignia Ventures Partners, Singapore'...captures the fascinating story of 'smart city initiatives' and tells you all you need to know.'Ben ShenglinProfessor & DeanInternational Business SchoolZhejiang University, Hangzhou'...smartly combines economics, geo-politics, finance and real estate.'Joshua VargheseFounding Partner, Axia Real Assets, TorontoLong-planned advances in China — in 5G, blockchain, central bank coins, and SME superapps — have coalesced into a new world of digitized, tokenized, and tradable assets. New digital mega-projects like the Blockchain Service Network, smart cities, and new foreign exchange digital rails are animating physical assets: offices, warehouses, homes, and farms. Powered by a network of sensors, AI, and distributed trust, property has digitized wings. The resulting inflow of data from every part of the 'built' world will create new industries, uproot traditional finance, and transform cities.The global trade war is not just a re-ordering of technology: it's a re-ordering of cities. Nations which export this digital technology first will alter the digital fabric of the developing world. A digital Non-Aligned Movement is afoot! One way for the US to catch up is public-private partnerships between Silicon Valley and DC — or just 'copy' China. This book explores the many people and companies, large and small, which are blazing new trails in China's 'Internet of Everything' to transform the way we live, buy, and move.

Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories

Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories Book
Author : Juan M. Corchado,Saber Trabelsi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-30
ISBN : 3030789012
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the proceedings of this year’s Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories International Conference (SSCt 2021), held in Doha, Qatar, from the 27th to the 29th of April 2021. The SSCt 2021 is an open symposium that brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of Smart Cities and Smart Territories. It promotes an environment for discussion on how techniques, methods, and tools help system designers accomplish the transition from the current cities towards those we need in a changing world. The program includes keynote abstracts, a main technical track, two workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The symposium is organized by the Texas A&M University at Qatar. We would like to thank all the contributing authors, the members of the Local Committee, Scientific Committee, Organizing Committee, and the sponsors (Texas A&M University of Qatar, AIR Institute and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub) for their hard work and dedication.

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Introduction to Blockchain Technology Book
Author : Tiana Laurence
Publisher : Van Haren
Release : 2019-10-20
ISBN : 9401804990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Blockchain technology has come a long way since the initial vision published by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Big buzz words like "bitcoin," "blockchain," and "cryptocurrency" are everywhere. Companies and governments have started to use blockchain technology in earnest and will increasingly do so for the foreseeable future. This book takes an in-depth look at blockchain technology and how users can take advantage of its potential. Since its initial conception, blockchain has encompassed both a social promise and new technology. Originally proposed as a solution for Bitcoin's cryptocurrency record-keeping system, blockchains are now used to store the records of all types of applications. Core services we all depend on like the transfer of money, voting, land records, IP rights, and identity all rely on intermediaries. Blockchain software has begun taking the place of these antiquated systems. The software becomes the trusted record-keeping system, and the rules programed into the software become the intermediaries. This book explains the fundamentals of blockchain technology and assumes that the reader has little to no knowledge of the subject. Topics are explained as simply as possible, while not obscuring details that may affect the reader. It also gives the reader insight into the critical differences in blockchain software and will provide them with a basic understanding of how and why these systems work. After reading this book, the reader will be able to speak with confidence on the topic, know key differences in technology. The reader will also have critical insight into blockchain software's inherent limitations and shortcomings. This book is also the definitive guide to the Blockchain Technology Foundation (BTF) exam from EXIN. It will prepare the reader for the test, and each chapter ends with review questions for extra guidance in preparing for the exam.

Blockchain and IoT Integration

Blockchain and IoT Integration Book
Author : Kavita Saini
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-10-28
ISBN : 1000470024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As technology continues to advance and the interconnection of various devices makes our lives easier, it also puts us at further risk of privacy and security threats. Phones can connect to household devices to help set alarms, turn on or off the lights, and even preheat ovens. The Internet of Things (IoT) is this symbiotic interplay of smart devices that collect data and make intelligent decisions. However, the lack of an intrinsic security measure within IoT makes it especially vulnerable to privacy and security threats. Blockchain and IoT Integration highlights how Blockchain, an encrypted, distributed computer filing system, can be used to help protect IoT against such privacy and security breaches. The merger of IoT and blockchain technology is a step towards creating a verifiable, secure, and permanent method of recording data processed by "smart" machines. The text explores the platforms and applications of blockchain-enabled IoT as well as helps clarify how to strengthen the IoT security found in healthcare systems as well as private homes. Other highlights of the book include: Overview of the blockchain architecture Blockchain to secure IoT data Blockchain to secure drug supply chain and combat counterfeits Blockchain IoT concepts for smart grids, smart cities, and smart homes A biometric-based blockchain enabled payment system IoT for smart healthcare monitoring systems

Intelligent Techniques and Applications in Science and Technology

Intelligent Techniques and Applications in Science and Technology Book
Author : Subhojit Dawn,Valentina Emilia Balas,Anna Esposito,Sadhan Gope
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-02
ISBN : 3030423638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides innovative ideas on achieving sustainable development and using green technologies to conserve our ecosystem. Innovation is the successful exploitation of a new idea. Through innovation, we can achieve MORE while using LESS. Innovations in science & technology will not only help mankind as a whole, but also contribute to the economic growth of individual countries. It is essential that the global problem of environmental degradation be addressed immediately, and thus, we need to rethink the concept of sustainable development. Indeed, new environmentally friendly technologies are fundamental to attaining sustainable development. The book shares a wealth of innovative green technological ideas on how to preserve and improve the quality of the environment, and how to establish a more resource-efficient and sustainable society. The book provides an interdisciplinary approach to addressing various technical issues and capitalizing on advances in computing & optimization for scientific & technological development, smart information, communication, bio-monitoring, smart cities, food quality assessment, waste management, environmental aspects, alternative energies, sustainable infrastructure development, etc. In short, it offers valuable information and insights for budding engineers, researchers, upcoming young minds and industry professionals, promoting awareness for recent advances in the various fields mentioned above.

Convergence of Internet of Things and Blockchain Technologies

Convergence of Internet of Things and Blockchain Technologies Book
Author : H L Gururaj,V Ravi Kumar,Sam Goundar,Ahmed A Elngar,B H Swathi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-08-31
ISBN : 3030762165
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents chapters from diverse range of authors on different aspects of how Blockchain and IoT are converging and the impacts of these developments. The book provides an extensive cross-sectional and multi-disciplinary look into this trend and how it affects artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, and robotics with a look at applications in aerospace, agriculture, automotive, critical infrastructures, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, smart transport systems, smart cities, and smart healthcare. Cases include the impact of Blockchain for IoT Security; decentralized access control systems in IoT; Blockchain architecture for scalable access management in IoT; smart and sustainable IoT applications incorporating Blockchain, and more. The book presents contributions from international academics, researchers, and practitioners from diverse perspectives. Presents how Blockchain and IoT are converging and the impacts of these developments on technology and its application; Discusses IoT and Blockchain from cross-sectional and multi-disciplinary perspectives; Includes contributions from researchers, academics, and professionals from around the world.

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions Book
Author : Adriano Bisello,Daniele Vettorato,Håvard Haarstad,Judith Borsboom-van Beurden
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
ISBN : 303057332X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a selection of research papers and case studies presented at the 3rd international conference "Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions", held in December 2019 in Bolzano, Italy, and explores the concept of smart and sustainable planning, including top contributions from academics, policy makers, consultants and other professionals. Innovation processes such as co-design and co-creation help establish collaborations that engage with stakeholders in a trustworthy and transparent environment while answering the need for new value propositions. The importance of an integrated, holistic approach is widely recognized to break down silos in local government, in particular, when aimed at achieving a better integration of climate-energy planning. Despite the ongoing urbanization and polarization processes, new synergies between urban and rural areas emerge, linking development opportunities to intrinsic cultural, natural and man-made landscape values. The increasing availability of big, real-time urban data and advanced ICT facilitates frequent assessment and continuous monitoring of performances, while allowing fine-tuning as needed. This is valid not only for individual projects but also on a wider scale. In addition, and circling back to the first point, (big) urban data and ICT can be of enormous help in facilitating engagement and co-creation by raising awareness and by providing insight into the local consequences of specific plans. However, this potential is not yet fully exploited in standard processes and procedures, which can therefore lack the agility and flexibility to keep up with the pulse of the city and dynamics of society. The book provides a multi-disciplinary outlook based on experience to orient the reader in the giant galaxy of smart and sustainable planning, support the transposition of research into practice, scale up visionary approaches and design groundbreaking planning policies and tools.