Humane and Sustainable Smart Cities

Humane and Sustainable Smart Cities
Author: Eduardo M. Costa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 0128191872
ISBN 13: 9780128191873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humane and Sustainable Smart Cities Book Review:

Humane and Sustainable Smart Cities explores how to develop emergent smart cities that are rooted in humane, innovative and sustainable values (CHIS). The book considers the move from technocratic and idealized smart metropole to humane cities as a product of fundamental demographic changes, the development of a usage-based rather than an ownership economy, the novel implications of digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization, and Internet-enabled changes in public opinion towards democratization and participation. The book's authors explore seven dimensions and characteristics of humane, sustainable and innovative cities in the developing world: the economy, people, the place, energy and the environment, mobility, social inclusion and governance. Additional sections the operationalization of the CHIS concept into formal planning, policy implementation, and impact assessment considerations. Final discussions center on building a roadmap for planners seeking to design development policies conducive to human values and long-term social viability. Provides an axiological framework for the development of humane, innovative and sustainable cities Examines how that framework can be operationalized into formal planning, policy implementation and impact assessment Explores humane, innovative and sustainable cities in terms of seven dimensions, including the economy, people, the place, energy and the environment, mobility, social inclusion and governance Explores proven paths for promoting effective community engagement in developing humane cities Provides a practical roadmap to design development policies conducive to human values and long-term social viability

Untangling Smart Cities

Untangling Smart Cities
Author: Mark Deakin,Luca Mora
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128154772
ISBN 13: 9780128154779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untangling Smart Cities Book Review:

Untangling Smart Cities: From Theory to Practice helps all key stakeholders understand the complex and often conflicting nature of smart city research, offering valuable insights for designing and implementing strategies to improve the smart city decision-making processes. The book drives the reader to a better theoretical and practical comprehension of smart city development, beginning with a thorough and systematic analysis of the research literature published to date. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire smart city knowledge domain, revealing a deeply rooted division in its cognitive-epistemological structure as identified by bibliometric insights. Untangling Smart Cities fills the knowledge gap between theory and practice using case study research, with empirical evidence drawn from cities considered leaders in innovative smart city practices. An invaluable contribution to the growing scientific literature, Untangling Smart Cities provides an accurate and deep understanding of the strategic principles driving smart city development. Provides clarity on the smart city concepts and strategies Provides a systematic literature analysis on the state-of-the-art of Smart Cities research using bibliometrics combined with practical application to guide smart systems implementation Offers a comprehensive and systematic analysis of Smart Cities research produced during its first three decades, driven by statistical analysis techniques Generates a strong connection between theory and practice by providing the scientific knowledge necessary to approach the complex nature of Smart Cities sourced from the analysis of actual best practices Documents five main development pathways for smart cities development, serving the needs of city managers and policy makers with concrete advice and guidance

The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity

The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity
Author: Robert Frodeman,Professor of Humanities and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development Julie Thompson Klein,Roberto Carlos Dos Santos Pacheco
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-12-29
ISBN 10: 0198733526
ISBN 13: 9780198733522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity Book Review:

Interdisciplinarity has become as important outside academia as within. Academics, policy makers, and the general public seek insights to help organize the vast amounts of knowledge being produced, both within research and at all levels of education. The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity offers a thorough update of this major reference work, summarizing the latest advances within the field of inter- and transdisciplinarity. The collection is distinguished by its breadth of coverage, with chapters written by leading experts from multiple networks and organizations. The volume is edited by respected interdisciplinary scholars and supported by a prestigious advisory board to ensure the highest quality and breadth of coverage. The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity provides a synoptic overview of the current state of interdisciplinary research, education, administration and management, and of problem solving-knowledge that spans the disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The volume negotiates the space between the academic community and society at large. Offering the most broad-based account of inter- and transdisciplinarity to date, its 47 chapters provide a snapshot of the state of knowledge integration as interdisciplinarity approaches its century mark. This second edition expands its coverage to discuss the emergence of new fields, the increase of interdisciplinary approaches within traditional disciplines and professions, new integrative approaches to education and training, the widening international presence of interdisciplinarity, its increased support in funding agencies and science-policy bodies, and the formation of several new international associations associated with interdisciplinarity. This reference book will be a valuable addition to academic libraries worldwide, important reading for members of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities engaged in interdisciplinary research and education, and helpful for administrators and policy makers seeking to improve the use of knowledge in society.

Handbook of Smart Cities

Handbook of Smart Cities
Author: Muthucumaru Maheswaran,Elarbi Badidi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 3319972715
ISBN 13: 9783319972718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Smart Cities Book Review:

This handbook provides a glimpse of the research that is underway in smart cities, with an examination of the relevant issues. It describes software infrastructures for smart cities, the role of 5G and Internet of things in future smart cities scenarios, the use of clouds and sensor-based devices for monitoring and managing smart city facilities, a variety of issues in the emerging field of urban informatics, and various smart city applications. Handbook of Smart Cities includes fifteen chapters from renowned worldwide researchers working on various aspects of smart city scale cyber-physical systems. It is intended for researchers, developers of smart city technologies and advanced-level students in the fields of communication systems, computer science, and data science. This handbook is also designed for anyone wishing to find out more about the on-going research thrusts and deployment experiences in smart cities. It is meant to provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art at the time of its writing in several software services and cyber infrastructures as pertinent to smart cities. This handbook presents application case studies in video surveillance, smart parking, and smart building management in the smart city context. Unique experiences in designing and implementing the applications or the issues involved in developing smart city level applications are described in these chapters. Integration of machine learning into several smart city application scenarios is also examined in some chapters of this handbook.

Human Smart Cities

Human Smart Cities
Author: Grazia Concilio,Francesca Rizzo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 3319330241
ISBN 13: 9783319330242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Smart Cities Book Review:

Within the most recent discussion on smart cities and the way this vision is affecting urban changes and dynamics, this book explores the interplay between planning and design both at the level of the design and planning domains’ theories and practices. Urban transformation is widely recognized as a complex phenomenon, rich in uncertainty. It is the unpredictable consequence of complex interplay between urban forces (both top-down or bottom-up), urban resources (spatial, social, economic and infrastructural as well as political or cognitive) and transformation opportunities (endogenous or exogenous). The recent attention to Urban Living Lab and Smart City initiatives is disclosinga promising bridge between the micro-scale environments, with the dynamics of such forces and resources, and the urban governance mechanisms. This bridge is represented by those urban collaborative environments, where processes of smart service co-design take place through dialogic interaction with and among citizens within a situated and cultural-specific frame.

ICT Innovations for Sustainability

ICT Innovations for Sustainability
Author: Lorenz M. Hilty,Bernard Aebischer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2014-08-06
ISBN 10: 3319092286
ISBN 13: 9783319092287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICT Innovations for Sustainability Book Review:

ICT Innovations for Sustainability is an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy and materials demand, and examines the results of such assessments. In addition, it investigates ICT-based approaches to supporting sustainable patterns of production and consumption, analyzing them at various levels of abstraction – from end-user devices, Internet infrastructure, user behavior, and social practices to macro-economic indicators. Combining approaches from Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the book presents a new, holistic perspective on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). It is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment of ICT, Green IT, Green Information Systems, Environmental Informatics, Energy Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

Sustainable Smart Cities in India

Sustainable Smart Cities in India
Author: Poonam Sharma,Swati Rajput
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 3319471457
ISBN 13: 9783319471457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart Cities in India Book Review:

This book presents fundamental and applied research aimed at the development of smart cities across India. Based on the exploration of an extensive array of multidisciplinary literature, this book discusses critical factors of smart city initiatives: management and organization, technology, governance, policy, people and communities, economy, infrastructure, and natural environment. These factors are broadly covered under the integrative framework of the book to examine the vision and challenges of smart city initiatives. The book suggests directions and agendas for smart city research and outlines practical implications for government professionals, students, research scholars and policy makers. A lot of work is happening on smart cities as it is an upcoming area of research and development. At international level, and even in India, the concept of smart cities concept is a hot topic at universities, research centers, ministries, transport departments, civic bodies, environment, energy and disaster organizations, town planners and policy makers. This book provides ideas and information to government officials, investors, experts and research students.

Bird on Fire

Bird on Fire
Author: Andrew Ross
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN 10: 0199912297
ISBN 13: 9780199912292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bird on Fire Book Review:

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research
Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras,Anna Visvizi
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-10-19
ISBN 10: 303897224X
ISBN 13: 9783038972242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research" that was published in Sustainability

Smart City

Smart City
Author: Renata Paola Dameri,Camille Rosenthal-Sabroux
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 3319061607
ISBN 13: 9783319061603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the various aspects for the development of smart cities from a European perspective. It presents both theoretical concepts as well as empirical studies and cases of smart city programs and their capacity to create value for citizens. The contributions in this book are a result of an increasing interest for this topic, supported by both national governments and international institutions. The book offers a large panorama of the most important aspects of smart cities evolution and implementation. It compares European best practices and analyzes how smart projects and programs in cities could help to improve the quality of life in the urban space and to promote cultural and economic development.

Sharing Cities

Sharing Cities
Author: Duncan McLaren,Julian Agyeman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN 10: 0262029723
ISBN 13: 9780262029728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Cities Book Review:

How cities can build on the "sharing economy" and smart technology to deliver a "sharing paradigm" that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.

Building and Dwelling

Building and Dwelling
Author: Richard Sennett
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0374716242
ISBN 13: 9780374716240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building and Dwelling Book Review:

A preeminent thinker redefines the meaning of city life and charts a way forward Building and Dwelling is the definitive statement on cities by the renowned public intellectual Richard Sennett. In this sweeping work, he traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. He shows how Paris, Barcelona, and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of Medellín, Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. Through it all, he laments that the “closed city”—segregated, regimented, and controlled—has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the “open city,” where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope. Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment—a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before—Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett’s deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.

Sustainable Urbanization in India

Sustainable Urbanization in India
Author: Jenia Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 9811049327
ISBN 13: 9789811049323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urbanization in India Book Review:

This comprehensive volume contributes to the existing and emerging body of literature on contemporary urbanization and the interactions between cities and the environment. The volume is contextualized against latest theories, debates and discussions on 'sustainable urbanization', the post‐2015 development agenda of the United Nations and India's official launching of the 'smart city' agenda. Reflecting on three major components of urban sustainability: investments and infrastructures, waste management, and urban ecologies and environmentalisms, it moves beyond the bi‐centric approach of only looking into the differences between the ‘developed’ and the ‘developing’ world and reflects on cities across India using polycentric methods and approaches. The Indian urban scenario is extremely complex and diverse, and solutions laid out in official and non‐official documents tend to miss these complexities. This volume includes innovative research across different parts of India, identifying city‐specific sources of unsustainability and challenges along with strategies and potentials that would make the process of urban transition both sustainable and equitable. Complex explorations of non‐linear, bottom‐up, multisectoral process‐based local urban contexts across north, south, east and west Indian cities in this volume critique a general acceptance of the universalized concept of ‘sustainable urbanization’ and suggest ways that might be important for transcending inclusive theories to form practical policy-based recommendations and actions.

Transition to Sustainability

Transition to Sustainability
Author: William Mark Adams,Sally Jeanrenaud
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 2831710723
ISBN 13: 9782831710723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition to Sustainability Book Review:

The environmental movement has made huge progress over the last decades. Among others, it has raised awareness of challenges facing humanity, helped develop a critical mass of policies, and worked towards the implementation of many of these policies in collaboration with other stakeholders. Now, however, we are at a turning point in the history of the global environmental movement. In order to rise to challenges of the twenty-first century such as climate change and peak oil, it will not be possible to do business as usual; a step change will be needed. As IUCN celebrates its 60th anniversary, and marks six decades of global conservation achievement, it is also taking stock of the urgent challenges facing life on earth and reviewing its strategies. The key to future conservation action will lie in reconciling the needs of the environment with those of society in a manner that is equitable and just, and in promoting sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods as well as protecting endangered species and spaces. This document outlines IUCN’s Future of Sustainability initiative, the rationale for its implementation, and describes how the conservation movement can play new and decisive roles in the transition to sustainability.

Smart Cities in the Post algorithmic Era

Smart Cities in the Post algorithmic Era
Author: Nicos Komninos,Christina Kakderi
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN 10: 1789907055
ISBN 13: 9781789907056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities in the Post algorithmic Era Book Review:

Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action.

Cities of Opportunities

Cities of Opportunities
Author: Jason Pomeroy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 1000056023
ISBN 13: 9781000056020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities of Opportunities Book Review:

Culture refers to not only the arts but also other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. It similarly refers to the customs, institutions, and achievements of a social group, a people, or a nation. Innovation refers to the action or process of change, alteration, or revolution; a new method of idea creation or product that may bring about change. It is easy to assume that innovation may be juxtaposed to the preservation of culture and time-tested rituals. Yet as human settlements grew; and as streets and squares evolved through the diverse exchanges of people trading, celebrating, rallying and socially interacting, it should come as little surprise that cities and its places would become, and continue to be, centres of culture and innovation that can be inextricably linked. Culture and Innovation in cities can potentially take on different complexions if viewed through the lens of academics and practitioners drawn from different geographies, disciplines, or fields of expertise when addressing particular urban challenges. It is through this complexity of views that this book seeks to provide a broad perspective on culture and innovation in the context of global cities today; and a rich cornucopia of insights from thought leaders within their respective fields to shape the cities of tomorrow.

Inequalities in Creative Cities

Inequalities in Creative Cities
Author: Ulrike Gerhard,Michael Hoelscher,David Wilson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 1349951153
ISBN 13: 9781349951154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequalities in Creative Cities Book Review:

This edited volume is a lively and timely appraisal of “ordinary cities” as they struggle to implement creative redevelopment and economic growth strategies to enhance their global competitiveness. The book is concerned with new and often unanticipated inequalities that have emerged from this new city movement. As chronicled, such cities – Cleveland (USA), Heidelberg (Germany), Oxford (UK), Groningen (Netherlands), Montpellier (France), but also cities from the Global South such as Cachoeira (Brazil) and Delhi (India) – now experience new and unexpected realities of poverty, segregation, neglect of the poor, racial and ethnic strife. To date planners, academics, and policy analysts have paid little attention to the connections between this drive in these cities to be more creative and the inequalities that have followed. This book, keenly making these connections, highlights the limited visions that have been applied in this planning drive to make these cities more creative and ultimately more globally competitive.

Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities

Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities
Author: Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez,Marcelo Gitirana Gomes Ferreira
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 1789844762
ISBN 13: 9781789844764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities Book Review:

Cities are the places where the greatest technological advances will take place in the near future, and important efforts are being directed towards autonomy and independence for each and every citizen. However, these efforts are rarely coordinated or integrated among governments, citizens, and private firms. In this book, assistive technology solutions are approached considering the smart cities scenario. The book discusses how assistive technologies can be adapted to this new reality. In fact, several challenges arise, stimulating the evolution of current technologies, relying on ubiquitous sensing, big data, and anytime/anywhere access and control. The book presents research under development, not necessarily with consolidated results. Even though the idea of smart cities is still not a recognized concept in most countries, its relevance and application are spreading rapidly.

Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond

Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond
Author: Anna Visvizi,Miltiadis D. Lytras,György Mudri
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1787698475
ISBN 13: 9781787698475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond Book Review:

Increasing depopulation is causing huge problems for rural communities, leading to a reduction in services and infrastructure in areas with ageing populations. This book examines the concept of the Smart Village, an ICT-conscious integrated strategy which provides a sustainable solution to these problems, helping to revitalize rural areas.

Smart City in India

Smart City in India
Author: Binti Singh,Manoj Parmar
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 100071098X
ISBN 13: 9781000710984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City in India Book Review:

This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the program. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water, electricity, waste, mobility, housing, environment, health, and education, and lays down the basic tenets of urban policy in India. The volume underlines the need to recognize liminal spaces and the plans to make the ‘smart city’ an inclusive one. The authors also look at maintaining a link between the older heritage of a city and the emerging urban space. This volume will be of great interest to planners, urbanists, and policymakers, as well as scholars and researchers of urban studies and planning, architecture, and sociology and social anthropology.