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E Participation in Smart Cities Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement

E Participation in Smart Cities  Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement Book
Author : Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar,Laura Alcaide Muñoz
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-01
ISBN : 3319894749
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book analyzes e-participation in smart cities. In recent decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have played a key role in the democratic political and governance process by allowing easier interaction between governments and citizens, and the increased ability of citizens to participate in the production chain of public services. E-participation plays and important role in the development of smart cities and smart communities , but it has not yet been extensively studied. This book fills that gap by combining empirical and theoretical research to analyze actual practices of citizen involvement in smart cities and build a solid framework for successful e-participation in smart cities. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses smart technologies and their role in improving e-participation in smart cities. Part II deals with models of e-participation in smart cities and the organization issues affecting the implementation of e-participation; these chapters analyze the efficiency of governance models in relation to the establishment of smart cities. Part III proposes incentives to motivate increased participation by governments and cititzenry within the smart cities context. Written by an international panel of experts and practitioners, this book will be a convenient source of information on e-participation in smart cities and will be valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, citizens, international organizations and anyone who has a stake in enhancing citizen engagement in smart cities.

Citizens in the Smart City

Citizens in the  Smart City  Book
Author : Paolo Cardullo
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-23
ISBN : 0429798091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book critically examines ‘smart city’ discourse in terms of governance initiatives, citizen participation, and policies which place emphasis on the ‘citizen’ as an active recipient and co-producer of technological solutions to urban problems. The current hype around ‘smart cities’ and digital technologies has sparked debates in the fields of citizenship, urban studies, and planning surrounding the rights and ethics of participation. It has also sparked debates around the forms of governance these technologies actively foster. This book presents new sociotechnological systems of governance that monitor citizen power, trust-building strategies, and social capital. It calls for new data economics and digital rights for a city founded on normative ideals rather than neoliberal ones. It adopts a prescriptive approach, arguing that a ‘reloaded’ smart city should foster citizenship as a new set of civil and social rights and the ‘citizen’ as a subject vested with active and meaningful forms of participation and political power. Ultimately, the book questions the utility of the ‘smart city’ project for radical municipalism, proposing a technological enough but more democratic city – an ‘intelligent city’, in fact. Offering useful contributions to ‘smart city’ initiatives for the protection of emerging digital citizenship rights and socially accrued benefits, this book will draw the interest of researchers, policymakers, and professionals in the fields of urban studies, urban planning, urban geography, computing and technology studies, urban politics, and urban economics.

Smart City Citizenship

Smart City Citizenship Book
Author : Igor Calzada
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 0128153016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart City Citizenship provides rigorous analysis for academics and policymakers on the experimental, data-driven, and participatory processes of smart cities to help integrate ICT-related social innovation into urban life. Unlike other smart city books that are often edited collections, this book focuses on the business domain, grassroots social innovation, and AI-driven algorithmic and techno-political disruptions, also examining the role of citizens and the democratic governance issues raised from an interdisciplinary perspective. As smart city research is a fast-growing topic of scientific inquiry and evolving rapidly, this book is an ideal reference for a much-needed discussion. The book drives the reader to a better conceptual and applied comprehension of smart city citizenship for democratised hyper-connected-virialised post-COVID-19 societies. In addition, it provides a whole practical roadmap to build smart city citizenship inclusive and multistakeholder interventions through intertwined chapters of the book. Users will find a book that fills the knowledge gap between the purely critical studies on smart cities and those further constructive and highly promising socially innovative interventions using case study fieldwork action research empirical evidence drawn from several cities that are advancing and innovating smart city practices from the citizenship perspective. Utilises ongoing, action research fieldwork, comparative case studies for examining current governance issues, and the role of citizens in smart cities Provides definitions of new key citizenship concepts, along with a techno-political framework and toolkit drawn from a community-oriented perspective Shows how to design smart city governance initiatives, projects and policies based on applied research from the social innovation perspective Highlights citizen’s perspective and social empowerment in the AI-driven and algorithmic disruptive post-COVID-19 context in both transitional and experimental frameworks

Smart Cities Citizen Welfare and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

Smart Cities  Citizen Welfare  and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Book
Author : Pego, Ana Cristina
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-11-26
ISBN : 1799877876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The smart city is a driver of change, innovation, competitiveness, and networking for businesses and organizations based on the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals for the 2030 agenda. The importance of a new paradigm regarding the externalities of the environment, citizen welfare, and natural resources in cities as an impact of urban ecosystems is the main objective for sustainable development in cities through 2030. Smart Cities, Citizen Welfare, and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals provides innovative insights into the key developments and new trends associated with online challenges and opportunities in smart cities based on the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals. The content within this publication represents research encompassing corporate social responsibility, economic policy, and city planning. This book serves as a vital reference source for urban planners, policymakers, managers, entrepreneurs, graduate-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking coverage on topics centered on conceptual, technological, and design issues related to smart city development in Europe.

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3 Book
Author : Mohamed Ben Ahmed,Anouar Abdelhakim Boudhir,Domingos Santos,Mohamed El Aroussi,İsmail Rakıp Karas
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN : 303037629X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights original research and recent advances in various fields related to smart cities and their applications. It gathers papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Smart City Applications (SCA19), held on October 2–4, 2019, in Casablanca, Morocco. Bringing together contributions by prominent researchers from around the globe, the book offers an invaluable instructional and research tool for courses on computer science, electrical engineering, and urban sciences. It is also an excellent reference guide for professionals, researchers, and academics in the field of smart cities. This book covers topics including: • Smart Citizenship • Smart Education • Digital Business and Smart Governance • Smart Health Care • New Generation of Networks and Systems for Smart Cities • Smart Grids and Electrical Engineering • Smart Mobility • Smart Security • Sustainable Building • Sustainable Environment

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-11-26
ISBN : 1668437074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Activism and the role everyday people play in making a change in society are increasingly popular topics in the world right now, especially as younger generations begin to speak out. From traditional protests to activities on college campuses, to the use of social media, more individuals are finding accessible platforms with which to share their views and become more actively involved in politics and social welfare. With the emergence of new technologies and a spotlight on important social issues, people are able to become more involved in society than ever before as they fight for what they believe. It is essential to consider the recent trends, technologies, and movements in order to understand where society is headed in the future. The Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change examines a plethora of innovative research surrounding social change and the various ways citizens are involved in shaping society. Covering topics such as accountability, social media, voter turnout, and leadership, it is an ideal work for activists, sociologists, social workers, politicians, public administrators, sociologists, journalists, policymakers, social media analysts, government administrators, academicians, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Smart Cities and Smart Communities

Smart Cities and Smart Communities Book
Author : Srikanta Patnaik
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-27
ISBN : 9811911460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Smart Cities and Smart Communities book written by Srikanta Patnaik, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations

Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations Book
Author : Babao?lu, Cenay,Akman, Elvettin,Kulaç, Onur
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-11-20
ISBN : 1799849791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the field of public administration has been changing due to globalization, government reforms, and increasing governance practices within intergovernmental networks, research and teaching in public administration also adapted itself to these changes. Public policy research and instruction has become transformed and has diffused into other countries with the help of international organizations and other agents of change and transfer. Research in this field is seen as an opportunity for a definitive shift from traditional models of public administration in the sense that policies may be better designed, articulated, and governed through a collaborative approach, while service provision could be enhanced in terms of proximity, representativeness, and innovativeness. The Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations provides comprehensive approaches to the study of public administration and public policy from a comparative perspective and includes sound theories and concepts for understanding opportunities and challenges governments face when seeking to improve public services and government operations. The book is a compilation of selective high-quality chapters covering cases, experiences, and practical recommendations on topics related to public administration, public policy, social policy, public management, and public affairs. This book is ideal for policymakers, students, and researchers in the field of public administration, public policy, governance, public management, public affairs, citizen engagement, and administrative sciences and management along with practitioners, stakeholders, and academicians interested in the best practices of various countries in public administration and policy.

Smart Cities Issues and Challenges

Smart Cities  Issues and Challenges Book
Author : Anna Visvizi,Miltiadis Lytras
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-06-18
ISBN : 0128166487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges: Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats serves as a primer on smart cities, providing readers with no prior knowledge on smart cities with an understanding of the current smart cities debates. Gathering cutting-edge research and insights from academics, practitioners and policymakers around the globe, it identifies and discusses the nascent threats and challenges contemporary urban areas face, highlighting the drivers and ways of navigating these issues in an effective manner. Uniquely providing a blend of conceptual academic analysis with empirical insights, the book produces policy recommendations that boost urban sustainability and resilience. Combines conceptual academic approaches with empirically-driven insights and best practices Offers new approaches and arguments from inter and multi-disciplinary perspectives Provides foundational knowledge and comparative insight from global case-studies that enable critical reflection and operationalization Generates policy recommendations that pave the way to debate and case-based planning

Citizen Participation in the Information Society

Citizen Participation in the Information Society Book
Author : Sissel Hovik
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-27
ISBN : 3030999408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Citizen Participation in the Information Society book written by Sissel Hovik, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Holistic Approach for Decision Making Towards Designing Smart Cities

Holistic Approach for Decision Making Towards Designing Smart Cities Book
Author : George Cristian Lazaroiu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-27
ISBN : 303085566X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Holistic Approach for Decision Making Towards Designing Smart Cities book written by George Cristian Lazaroiu, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Co Creation and Smart Cities

Co Creation and Smart Cities Book
Author : Shenja van der Graaf,Le Anh Nguyen Long,Carina Veeckman
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 1800436025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Co-creation and Smart Cities: Looking Beyond Technology highlights a more robust value-based perspective on public service development and delivery, helping structure co-creation processes that foster responsible innovation and a systemic, value-based approach to sustainable urban development.

Creating Smart Cities

Creating Smart Cities Book
Author : Claudio Coletta,Leighton Evans,Liam Heaphy,Rob Kitchin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-26
ISBN : 1351182390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency, sustainability, resilience, competitiveness, safety and security – critics point to the negative effects, such as the production of technocratic governance, the corporatization of urban services, technological lock-ins, privacy harms and vulnerability to cyberattack. This book, through a range of international case studies, suggests social, political and practical interventions that would enable more equitable and just smart cities, reaping the benefits of smart city initiatives while minimizing some of their perils. Included are case studies from Ireland, the United States of America, Colombia, the Netherlands, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom. These chapters discuss a range of issues including political economy, citizenship, standards, testbedding, urban regeneration, ethics, surveillance, privacy and cybersecurity. This book will be of interest to urban policymakers, as well as researchers in Regional Studies and Urban Planning.

Urban Growth and the Circular Economy

Urban Growth and the Circular Economy Book
Author : S. Syngellakis,J. Melgarejo
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2018-08-29
ISBN : 1784662593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presented at the 1st International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy that was held in Alicante, Spain the papers included in this book focus on the continuing and rapid growth of cities and their regions of influence and how that has led to the need to find new solutions which allow for promoting their sustainable development. The quest for the Sustainable City has until recently focused on the efficient use of resources with the application of technical advances giving rise to the definition of SMART Cities. The economic model emphasised however is still “linear” in the sense that the design and consumption follows the pattern of extraction of natural resources, manufacturing, product usage and waste disposal. The continuous growth of urban population has recently given rise to the emergence of a new model which responds better to the challenges of natural resource depletion as well as waste management. This model has been called the “circular economy”. The circular economy is a recent concept based on the reuse of what up to now has been considered wastes, reintroducing them into the productive cycle. The objective of the circular economy is to reduce consumption and achieve savings in terms of raw materials, water and energy, thus contributing to the preservation of resources in order to reach sustainable development. One of the most important of these resources is water which is becoming a scarce commodity in an ever expanding world whose population demands a better standard of living. Water is required for agricultural purposes as well as by industry, in addition to its use by the general population. The recycling of water is an essential component of the circular economy. There is no possibility for the success of a long term economic policy without addressing the problems of natural resources and environmental pollution, which will affect the reuse of materials and products. The current market economy based on a linear model from resource extraction, manufacturing, consumption and waste disposal, has not proved a long term suitable solution, in spite of the substantial efforts made in reducing its environmental impacts. This is largely due to the continuous population growth, in a society that demands high standards of living, thus requiring an ever increasing share of natural resources.

Smart Cities and Smart Governance

Smart Cities and Smart Governance Book
Author : Elsa Estevez,Theresa A. Pardo,Hans Jochen Scholl
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN : 3030610330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings Book
Author : Rob Roggema,Anouk Roggema
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-11
ISBN : 3030376354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings together the papers presented at the Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Conference, 2018 (SASBE).This latest research falls into two tracks: smart and sustainable design and planning cities; and the technicalities of smart and sustainable buildings. The growth of smart cities is evident, but not always linked to sustainability. This book gives an overview of the latest academic developments in increasing the smartness and sustainability of our cities and buildings. Aspects such as inclusivity, smart cities, place and space, the resilient city, urbanity and urban ecology are prominently featured in the design and planning part of the book; while energy, educational buildings, comfort, building design, construction and performance form the sub-themes of the technical part of the book. This book will appeal to urban designers, architects, urban planners, smart city designers and sustainable building experts.

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities Book
Author : Sara Paiva,Xuejun Li,Sérgio Ivan Lopes,Nishu Gupta,Danda B. Rawat,Asma Patel,Hamid Reza Karimi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-16
ISBN : 3031063716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Annual SmartCity360° Summit which was organized in November 2021 in Porto, Portugal. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The volume combines selected papers of 6 conferences, namely EdgeIoT 2021 - International Conference on Intelligent Edge Processing in the IoT Era; IC4S 2021 - International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Cyber Physical Systems; SmartGov 2021 - International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities; SmartGift 2021 - International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications; e PFSM 2021 - International Conference on Privacy and Forensics in Smart Mobility. The 45 full papers were carefully selected from 109 submissions. The papers are organized in four thematic sections on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications; Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities; Privacy and Forensics in Smart Mobility; and Sensor Systems and Software.

The Right to the Smart City

The Right to the Smart City Book
Author : Paolo Cardullo,Cesare Di Feliciantonio,Rob Kitchin
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2019-06-07
ISBN : 1787691411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globally, Smart Cities initiatives are pursued which reproduce the interests of capital and neoliberal government, rather than wider public good. This book explores smart urbanism and 'the right to the city', examining citizenship, social justice, commoning, civic participation, and co-creation to imagine a different kind of Smart City.

Smart Cities Opportunities and Challenges

Smart Cities   Opportunities and Challenges Book
Author : Sirajuddin Ahmed,S. M. Abbas,Hina Zia
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-20
ISBN : 9811525455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges (ICSC 2019). The book contains chapters based on urban planning and design, policies and financial management, environment, energy, transportation, smart materials, sustainable development, information technologies, data management and urban sociology reflecting the major themes of the conference. The contents focus on current research towards improved governance and efficient management of infrastructure such as water, energy, transportation and housing for sustainable development, economic growth, and improved quality of life, especially for developing nations. This book will be useful for academicians, researchers, and policy makers interested in designing, developing, planning, managing, and maintaining smart cities.

Digital Nations Smart Cities Innovation and Sustainability

Digital Nations     Smart Cities  Innovation  and Sustainability Book
Author : Arpan Kumar Kar,P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan,M.P. Gupta,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Matti Mäntymäki,Marijn Janssen,Antonis Simintiras,Salah Al-Sharhan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-03
ISBN : 3319685570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2017, held in Delhi, India, in November 2017. The 45 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: Adoption of Smart Services; Assessment of ICT Enabled Smart Initiatives; Analytics for Smart Governance; Social Media and Web 3.0 for Smartness; and Smart Solutions for the Future.