Management of IOT Open Data Projects in Smart Cities

Management of IOT Open Data Projects in Smart Cities
Author: Cezary Orlowski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 0128187808
ISBN 13: 9780128187807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of IOT Open Data Projects in Smart Cities Book Review:

Management of IoT Open Data Projects in Smart Cities demonstrates a key project management methodology for the implementation of Smart Cities projects: Principles and Regulations for Smart Cities (PaRSC). This methodology adopts a basis in classic Scrum soft management methods with carefully considered expansions. These include design principals for high-level architecture design and recommendations for design at the level of project teams. This approach enables the deployment of rule-based linguistic models for IoT project management, supporting the design of high-level architecture and providing rules for Scrum Smart Cities team. After reading this book, the reader will have a thorough grounding in IoT nodes and methods of their design, the acquisition and use of open data, and the use of project management methods to collect open data and build business models based on them. Presents a unified method for smart urban interventions based on the adjustment of Scrum to the complexity of smart city projects Establishes a key model for intelligent systems verification in Smart Cities projects Demonstrates how practitioners can gain from the adoption of rule-based linguistic models

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy
Author: Danda B. Rawat,Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128150335
ISBN 13: 9780128150337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy Book Review:

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy examines the latest research developments and their outcomes for safe, secure, and trusting smart cities residents. Smart cities improve the quality of life of citizens in their energy and water usage, healthcare, environmental impact, transportation needs, and many other critical city services. Recent advances in hardware and software, have fueled the rapid growth and deployment of ubiquitous connectivity between a city’s physical and cyber components. This connectivity however also opens up many security vulnerabilities that must be mitigated. Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy helps researchers, engineers, and city planners develop adaptive, robust, scalable, and reliable security and privacy smart city applications that can mitigate the negative implications associated with cyber-attacks and potential privacy invasion. It provides insights into networking and security architectures, designs, and models for the secure operation of smart city applications. Consolidates in one place state-of-the-art academic and industry research Provides a holistic and systematic framework for design, evaluating, and deploying the latest security solutions for smart cities Improves understanding and collaboration among all smart city stakeholders to develop more secure smart city architectures

Smart Cities Technologies

Smart Cities Technologies
Author: Ivan Nunes Da Silva,Rogério Andrade Flauzino
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-12-07
ISBN 10: 9535128078
ISBN 13: 9789535128076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Technologies Book Review:

What are smart cities? What are their purposes? What are the impacts resulting from their implementations? With these questions in mind, this book is compiled with the primary concern of answering readers with different profiles; from those interested in acquiring basic knowledge about the various topics surrounding the subject related to smart cities, to those who are more motivated by knowing the technical elements and the technological apparatus involving this theme. This book audience is multidisciplinary, as it will be confirmed by the various chapters addressed here. It explores different knowledge areas, such as electric power systems, signal processing, telecommunications, electronics, systems optimization, computational intelligence, real-time systems, renewable energy systems, and information systems.

LTE Cellular Narrowband Internet of Things NB IoT

LTE Cellular Narrowband Internet of Things  NB IoT
Author: Hossam Fattah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN 10: 1000329496
ISBN 13: 9781000329490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LTE Cellular Narrowband Internet of Things NB IoT Book Review:

NB-IoT is the Internet of Things (IoT) technology used for cellular communication. NB-IoT devices deliver much better capability and performance, such as: increased area coverage of up to one kilometer; a massive number of devices—up to 200,000—per a single base-station area; longer battery lifetime of ten years; and better indoor and outdoor coverage for areas with weak signal, such as underground garages. The cellular NB-IoT technology is a challenging technology to use and understand. With more than 30 projects presented in this book, covering many use cases and scenarios, this book provides hands-on and practical experience of how to use the cellular NB-IoT for smart applications using ArduinoTM, Amazon Cloud, Google Maps, and charts. The book starts by explaining AT commands used to configure the NB-IoT modem; data serialization and deserialization; how to set up the cloud for connecting NB-IoT devices; setting up rules, policy, security certificates, and a NoSQL database on the cloud; how to store and read data in the cloud; how to use Google Maps to visualize NB-IoT device geo-location; and how to use charts to visualize sensor datasets. Projects for Arduino are presented in four parts. The first part explains how to connect the device to the mobile operator and cellular network; perform communication using different network protocols, such as TCP, HTTP, SSL, or MQTT; how to use GPS for geo-location applications; and how to upgrade NB-IoT modem firmware over the air. The second part explains the microcontroller unit and how to build and run projects, such as a 7-segment display or a real-time clock. The third part explains how NB-IoT can be used with sensor devices, such as ultrasonic and environmental sensors. Finally, the fourth part explains how NB-IoT can be used to control actuators, such as stepper motors and relays. This book is a unique resource for understanding practical uses of the NB-IoT technology and serves as a handbook for technical and non-technical readers who are looking for practicing and exercising the cellular NB-IoT technology. The book can be used by engineers, students, researchers, system integrators, mobile operators’ technical staff, and electronics enthusiasts. To download the software which can be used with the book, go to: https://github.com/5ghub/NB-IoT About the Author: Hossam Fattah is a technology expert in 4G/5G wireless systems and networking. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2003. He received his Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada in 2000. He completed his B.Sc. degree in Computers and Systems Engineering from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1995. Between 2003 and 2011, he was in academia and industry, including Texas A&M University. Between 2011 and 2013, he was with Spirent Communications, NJ, USA. Since 2013, he has been with Microsoft, USA. He is also an affiliate associate professor at University of Washington, Tacoma, WA, USA, teaching graduate courses on IoT and distributed systems and collaborating on 5G research and innovations. He has had many patents and technical publications in conferences and journals. He is a registered professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of the recent book 5G LTE Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT). His research interest is in wireless communications and radio networks and protocols, cellular quality of service, radio resource management, traffic and packet scheduling, network analytics, and mobility.

Smart Cities

Smart Cities
Author: Zaigham Mahmood
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 3319766694
ISBN 13: 9783319766690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Book Review:

This invaluable text/reference investigates the state of the art in approaches to building, monitoring, managing, and governing smart cities. A particular focus is placed on the distributed computing environments within the infrastructure of such cities, including issues of device connectivity, communication, security, and interoperability. A selection of experts of international repute offer their perspectives on current trends and best practices, and their suggestions for future developments, together with case studies supporting the vision of smart cities based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics and features: examines the various methodologies relating to next-level urbanization, including approaches to security and privacy relating to social and legal aspects; describes a recursive and layered approach to modeling large-scale resource management systems for self-sustainable cities; proposes a novel architecture for hybrid vehicular wireless sensor networks, and a pricing mechanism for the management of natural resources; discusses the challenges and potential solutions to building smart city surveillance systems, applying knowledge-based governance, and adopting electric vehicles; covers topics on intelligent distributed systems, IoT, fog computing paradigms, big data management and analytics, and smart grids; reviews issues of sustainability in the design of smart cities and healthcare services, illustrated by case studies taken from cities in Japan, India, and Brazil. This illuminating volume offers a comprehensive reference for researchers investigating smart cities and the IoT, students interested in the distributed computing technologies used by smart living systems, and practitioners wishing to adopt the latest security and connectivity techniques in smart city environments.

The Smart Enough City

The Smart Enough City
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: Strong Ideas
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0262538962
ISBN 13: 9780262538961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Enough City Book Review:

Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban Utopias. But in The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology. In a technology-centric smart city, self-driving cars have the run of downtown and force out pedestrians, civic engagement is limited to requesting services through an app, police use algorithms to justify and perpetuate racist practices, and governments and private companies surveil public space to control behavior. He proposes instead that cities strive to be "smart enough," employing technology to be livable, democratic, just, responsible, and innovative. By recognizing the complexity of urban life rather than merely seeing the city as something to optimize, these smart enough cities successfully incorporate technology into a holistic vision of justice and equity. Book jacket.

Designing Developing and Facilitating Smart Cities

Designing  Developing  and Facilitating Smart Cities
Author: Vangelis Angelakis,Elias Tragos,Henrich C. Pöhls,Adam Kapovits,Alessandro Bassi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-12-04
ISBN 10: 3319449249
ISBN 13: 9783319449241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Developing and Facilitating Smart Cities Book Review:

This book discusses how smart cities strive to deploy and interconnect infrastructures and services to guarantee that authorities and citizens have access to reliable and global customized services. The book addresses the wide range of topics present in the design, development and running of smart cities, ranging from big data management, Internet of Things, and sustainable urban planning. The authors cover - from concept to practice – both the technical aspects of smart cities enabled primarily by the Internet of Things and the socio-economic motivations and impacts of smart city development. The reader will find smart city deployment motivations, technological enablers and solutions, as well as state of the art cases of smart city implementations and services. · Provides a single compendium of the technological, political, and social aspects of smart cities; · Discusses how the successful deployment of smart Cities requires a unified infrastructure to support the diverse set of applications that can be used towards urban development; · Addresses design, development and running of smart cities, including big data management and Internet of Things applications.

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future
Author: Simon Elias Bibri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2018-02-24
ISBN 10: 3319739816
ISBN 13: 9783319739816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future Book Review:

This book is intended to help explore the field of smart sustainable cities in its complexity, heterogeneity, and breadth, the many faces of a topical subject of major importance for the future that encompasses so much of modern urban life in an increasingly computerized and urbanized world. Indeed, sustainable urban development is currently at the center of debate in light of several ICT visions becoming achievable and deployable computing paradigms, and shaping the way cities will evolve in the future and thus tackle complex challenges. This book integrates computer science, data science, complexity science, sustainability science, system thinking, and urban planning and design. As such, it contains innovative computer–based and data–analytic research on smart sustainable cities as complex and dynamic systems. It provides applied theoretical contributions fostering a better understanding of such systems and the synergistic relationships between the underlying physical and informational landscapes. It offers contributions pertaining to the ongoing development of computer–based and data science technologies for the processing, analysis, management, modeling, and simulation of big and context data and the associated applicability to urban systems that will advance different aspects of sustainability. This book seeks to explicitly bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors, and to focus on big data analytics and context-aware computing specifically. In doing so, it amalgamates the design concepts and planning principles of sustainable urban forms with the novel applications of ICT of ubiquitous computing to primarily advance sustainability. Its strength lies in combining big data and context–aware technologies and their novel applications for the sheer purpose of harnessing and leveraging the disruptive and synergetic effects of ICT on forms of city planning that are required for future forms of sustainable development. This is because the effects of such technologies reinforce one another as to their efforts for transforming urban life in a sustainable way by integrating data–centric and context–aware solutions for enhancing urban systems and facilitating coordination among urban domains. This timely and comprehensive book is aimed at a wide audience across science, academia industry, and policymaking. It provides the necessary material to inform relevant research communities of the state–of–the–art research and the latest development in the area of smart sustainable urban development, as well as a valuable reference for planners, designers, strategists, and ICT experts who are working towards the development and implementation of smart sustainable cities based on big data analytics and context–aware computing.

Society 5 0

Society 5 0
Author: Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.)
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 9811529892
ISBN 13: 9789811529894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society 5 0 Book Review:

This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with “Society 5.0”, which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan’s national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab. Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the concept of “Society 5.0”, characterized by the key phrases of data-driven society, knowledge-intensive society, and non-monetary society, and suggests the directionality to which the concept should aim as Japan’s technology-led national vision. Written by Hitachi’s researchers as well as academics from a wide range of fields, including engineering, economics, psychology and philosophy at The University of Tokyo, the book is a must read for members of the general public interested in urban planning, students, professionals and researchers in engineering and economics.

Handbook of Research on Implementation and Deployment of IoT Projects in Smart Cities

Handbook of Research on Implementation and Deployment of IoT Projects in Smart Cities
Author: Golden Julie,Krishnan Saravanan,Harold Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN 10: 9781522591993
ISBN 13: 1522591990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Implementation and Deployment of IoT Projects in Smart Cities Book Review:

"This book examines the implementation and deployment aspects of smart Internet of Things projects in urban and rural areas. It covers a wide range of domain research such as smart transportation, waste management, health care, water distribution, and energy and power supply management in metropolitan cities and villages"--

Sustainable Smart Cities

Sustainable Smart Cities
Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,Dag R. Bennett,Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 331940895X
ISBN 13: 9783319408958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart Cities Book Review:

This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities. It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities:• Citizen participation and empowerment • Value creation mechanisms • Public administration• Quality of life and sustainability• Democracy• ICT• Private initiatives and entrepreneurship Regardless of their size, all cities are ultimately agglomerations of people and institutions. Agglomeration economies make it possible to attain minimum efficiencies of scale in the organization and delivery of services. However, the economic benefits do not constitute the main advantage of a city. A city’s status rests on three dimensions: (1) political impetus, which is the result of citizens’ participation and the public administration’s agenda; (2) applications derived from technological advances (especially in ICT); and (3) cooperation between public and private initiatives in business development and entrepreneurship. These three dimensions determine which resources are necessary to create smart cities. But a smart city, ideal in the way it channels and resolves technological, social and economic-growth issues, requires many additional elements to function at a high-performance level, such as culture (an environment that empowers and engages citizens) and physical infrastructure designed to foster competition and collaboration, encourage new ideas and actions, and set the stage for new business creation. Featuring contributions with models, tools and cases from around the world, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, academics, professionals and policymakers interested in smart cities.

Modeling and Processing for Next Generation Big Data Technologies

Modeling and Processing for Next Generation Big Data Technologies
Author: Fatos Xhafa,Leonard Barolli,Admir Barolli,Petraq Papajorgji
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 3319091778
ISBN 13: 9783319091778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling and Processing for Next Generation Big Data Technologies Book Review:

This book covers the latest advances in Big Data technologies and provides the readers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in Big Data processing, analysis, analytics, and other related topics. It presents new models, algorithms, software solutions and methodologies, covering the full data cycle, from data gathering to their visualization and interaction, and includes a set of case studies and best practices. New research issues, challenges and opportunities shaping the future agenda in the field of Big Data are also identified and presented throughout the book, which is intended for researchers, scholars, advanced students, software developers and practitioners working at the forefront in their field.

Smart Cities Issues and Challenges

Smart Cities  Issues and Challenges
Author: Anna Visvizi,Miltiadis Lytras
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128166487
ISBN 13: 9780128166482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Issues and Challenges Book Review:

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

Smart Cities

Smart Cities
Author: Oliver Gassmann,Jonas Böhm,Maximilian Palmié
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 1787696154
ISBN 13: 9781787696150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Book Review:

Transforming cities through digital innovations is becoming an imperative for every city. However, city ecosystems widely struggle to start, manage and execute the transformation. This book aims to give a comprehensive overview of all facets of the Smart City transformation and provides concrete tools, checklists, and guiding frameworks.

Data and the City

Data and the City
Author: Rob Kitchin,Tracey P. Lauriault,Gavin McArdle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1315407361
ISBN 13: 9781315407364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data and the City Book Review:

There is a long history of governments, businesses, science and citizens producing and utilizing data in order to monitor, regulate, profit from and make sense of the urban world. Recently, we have entered the age of big data, and now many aspects of everyday urban life are being captured as data and city management is mediated through data-driven technologies. Data and the City is the first edited collection to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of how this new era of urban big data is reshaping how we come to know and govern cities, and the implications of such a transformation. This book looks at the creation of real-time cities and data-driven urbanism and considers the relationships at play. By taking a philosophical, political, practical and technical approach to urban data, the authors analyse the ways in which data is produced and framed within socio-technical systems. They then examine the constellation of existing and emerging urban data technologies. The volume concludes by considering the social and political ramifications of data-driven urbanism, questioning whom it serves and for what ends. This book, the companion volume to 2016’s Code and the City, offers the first critical reflection on the relationship between data, data practices and the city, and how we come to know and understand cities through data. It will be crucial reading for those who wish to understand and conceptualize urban big data, data-driven urbanism and the development of smart cities.

Digital Twin Technologies and Smart Cities

Digital Twin Technologies and Smart Cities
Author: Maryam Farsi,Alireza Daneshkhah,Amin Hosseinian-Far,Hamid Jahankhani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 3030187322
ISBN 13: 9783030187323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Twin Technologies and Smart Cities Book Review:

This book provides a holistic perspective on Digital Twin (DT) technologies, and presents cutting-edge research in the field. It assesses the opportunities that DT can offer for smart cities, and covers the requirements for ensuring secure, safe and sustainable smart cities. Further, the book demonstrates that DT and its benefits with regard to: data visualisation, real-time data analytics, and learning leading to improved confidence in decision making; reasoning, monitoring and warning to support accurate diagnostics and prognostics; acting using edge control and what-if analysis; and connection with back-end business applications hold significant potential for applications in smart cities, by employing a wide range of sensory and data-acquisition systems in various parts of the urban infrastructure. The contributing authors reveal how and why DT technologies that are used for monitoring, visualising, diagnosing and predicting in real-time are vital to cities’ sustainability and efficiency. The concepts outlined in the book represents a city together with all of its infrastructure elements, which communicate with each other in a complex manner. Moreover, securing Internet of Things (IoT) which is one of the key enablers of DT’s is discussed in details and from various perspectives. The book offers an outstanding reference guide for practitioners and researchers in manufacturing, operations research and communications, who are considering digitising some of their assets and related services. It is also a valuable asset for graduate students and academics who are looking to identify research gaps and develop their own proposals for further research.

The Future Internet

The Future Internet
Author: John Domingue,Alex Galis,Anastasius Gavras,Theodore Zahariadis,Dave Lambert,Frances Cleary,Petros Daras,Srdjan Krco,Henning Müller,Man-Sze Li,Hans Schaffers,Volkmar Lotz,Federico Alvarez,Burkhard Stiller,Stamatis Karnouskos,Susanna Avessta,Michael Nilsson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2011-04-08
ISBN 10: 3642208983
ISBN 13: 9783642208980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future Internet Book Review:

Irrespective of whether we use economic or societal metrics, the Internet is one of the most important technical infrastructures in existence today. It will be a catalyst for much of our innovation and prosperity in the future. A competitive Europe will require Internet connectivity and services beyond the capabilities offered by current technologies. Future Internet research is therefore a must. This book is published in full compliance with the Open Access publishing initiative; it is based on the research carried out within the Future Internet Assembly (FIA). It contains a sample of representative results from the recent FIA meetings spanning a broad range of topics, all being of crucial importance for the future Internet. The book includes 32 contributions and has been structured into the following sections, each of which is preceded by a short introduction: Foundations: architectural issues; socio-economic issues; security and trust; and experiments and experimental design. Future Internet Areas: networks, services, and content; and applications.

Handbook of IoT and Big Data

Handbook of IoT and Big Data
Author: Vijender Kumar Solanki,Vicente García Díaz,J. Paulo Davim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 042962493X
ISBN 13: 9780429624933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of IoT and Big Data Book Review:

This multi-contributed handbook focuses on the latest workings of IoT (internet of Things) and Big Data. As the resources are limited, it's the endeavor of the authors to support and bring the information into one resource. The book is divided into 4 sections that covers IoT and technologies, the future of Big Data, algorithms, and case studies showing IoT and Big Data in various fields such as health care, manufacturing and automation. Features Focuses on the latest workings of IoT and Big Data Discusses the emerging role of technologies and the fast-growing market of Big Data Covers the movement toward automation with hardware, software, and sensors, and trying to save on energy resources Offers the latest technology on IoT Presents the future horizons on Big Data

Architecture and the Smart City

Architecture and the Smart City
Author: Sergio M. Figueiredo,Sukanya Krishnamurthy,Torsten Schroeder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 1000706710
ISBN 13: 9781000706710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and the Smart City Book Review:

Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise of safer, more convenient and more efficient forms of living. Most architects, designers, planners and politicians seem to agree that the smart transition of cities and buildings is in full swing and inevitable. However, beyond comfort, safety and efficiency, how can ‘smart design and technologies’ assist to address current and future challenges of architecture and urbanism? Architecture and the Smart City provides an architectural perspective on the emergence of the smart city and offers a wide collection of resources for developing a better understanding of how smart architecture, smart cities and smart systems in the built environment are discussed, designed and materialized. It brings together a range of international thinkers and practitioners to discuss smart systems through four thematic sections: ‘Histories and Futures’, ‘Agency and Control’, ‘Materialities and Spaces’ and ‘Networks and Nodes’. Combined, these four thematic sections provide different perspectives into some of the most pressing issues with smart systems in the built environment. The book tackles questions related to the future of architecture and urbanism, lessons learned from global case studies and challenges related to interdisciplinary research, and critically examines what the future of buildings and cities will look like.

Beyond Smart and Connected Governments

Beyond Smart and Connected Governments
Author: J. Ramon Gil-Garcia,Theresa A. Pardo,Mila Gasco-Hernandez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 3030374645
ISBN 13: 9783030374648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Smart and Connected Governments Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) from a government and public policy perspective. Since 2011, federal spending on IoT has been growing at a compound annual rate of ten percent. New technologies, such as sensors, and new kinds of data, such as big data, are creating new ways to systematically capture data and to use it to respond to complex problems. Some of these new technologies and applications have been identified and studied in recent literature in terms of their relevance to government. This volume adds to the literature by presenting sound theories and concepts for understanding the opportunities and challenges governments face when seeking to improve public services and government operations through the use of IoT. It also includes innovative methodologies for building understanding of the potential of a smart and connected government. In addition, the book offers relevant case studies and practical recommendations for the development, management, and evaluation of public policies and government programs.