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

Handbook of Smart Cities

Handbook of Smart Cities
Author: Juan Carlos Augusto
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1697
Release: 2021-07-17
ISBN 10: 9783030696979
ISBN 13: 3030696979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Smart Cities Book Review:

This Handbook presents a comprehensive and rigorous overview of the state-of-the-art on Smart Cities. It provides the reader with an authoritative, exhaustive one-stop reference on how the field has evolved and where the current and future challenges lie. From the foundations to the many overlapping dimensions (human, energy, technology, data, institutions, ethics etc.), each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and tables with an emphasis on current research. The Handbook is an invaluable desk reference for researchers in a wide variety of fields, not only smart cities specialists but also by scientists and policy-makers in related disciplines that are deeply influenced by the emergence of intelligent cities. It should also serve as a key resource for graduate students and young researchers entering the area, and for instructors who teach courses on these subjects. The handbook is also of interest to industry and business innovators.

Smart cities

Smart cities
Author: Netexplo
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9231003178
ISBN 13: 9789231003172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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.

Creating Smart Cities

Creating Smart Cities
Author: Claudio Coletta,Leighton Evans,Liam Heaphy,Rob Kitchin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN 10: 1351182382
ISBN 13: 9781351182386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Smart Cities Book Review:

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.

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings
Author: Rob Roggema,Anouk Roggema
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 3030376354
ISBN 13: 9783030376352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings Book Review:

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.

Slow Cities

Slow Cities
Author: Paul Tranter,Rodney Tolley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128153172
ISBN 13: 9780128153178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Cities Book Review:

Slow Cities: Conquering Our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability demonstrates, counterintuitively, that reducing the speed of travel within cities saves time for residents and creates more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and healthy environments. This book examines the ways individuals and societies became dependent on transport modes that required investment in speed. Using research from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the book demonstrates ways in which human, economic and environmental health are improved with a slowing of city transport. It identifies effective methods, strategies and policies for decreasing the speed of motorised traffic and encouraging a modal shift to walking, cycling and public transport. This book also offers a holistic assessment of the impact of speed on daily behaviours and life choices, and shows how a move to slow down will - perhaps surprisingly - increase accessibility to the city services and activities that support healthy, sustainable lives and cities. Includes cases from cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia Uses evidence-based research to support arguments about the benefits of slowing city transport Adopts a broad view of health, including the health of individuals, neighbourhoods and communities as well as economic health and environmental health Includes text boxes, diagrams and photos illustrating the slowing of transport in cities throughout the world, and a list of references including both academic sources and valuable websites

Informed Urban Environments

Informed Urban Environments
Author: Ata Chokhachian
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3031038037
ISBN 13: 9783031038037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Smart Enough City

The Smart Enough City
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: MIT Press
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:

Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity. Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He proposes instead that cities strive to be “smart enough”: to embrace technology as a powerful tool when used in conjunction with other forms of social change—but not to value technology as an end in itself. 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. Green describes smart city efforts gone wrong but also smart enough alternatives, attainable with the help of technology but not reducible to technology: a livable city, a democratic city, a just city, a responsible city, and an innovative city. 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.

The Conscious Closet

The Conscious Closet
Author: Elizabeth L. Cline
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 152474431X
ISBN 13: 9781524744311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conscious Closet Book Review:

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion,”* comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love. Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. In her landmark investigation Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline first revealed fast fashion’s hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and even our own satisfaction with our clothes. The Conscious Closet shows exactly what we can do about it. Whether your goal is to build an effortless capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, The Conscious Closet is packed with the vital tools you need. Elizabeth delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style. Inspired by her own revelatory journey getting off the fast-fashion treadmill, Elizabeth shares exactly how to build a more ethical wardrobe, starting with a mindful closet clean-out and donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams. The Conscious Closet is not just a style guide. It is a call to action to transform one of the most polluting industries on earth—fashion—into a force for good. Readers will learn where our clothes are made and how they’re made, before connecting to a global and impassioned community of stylish fashion revolutionaries. In The Conscious Closet, Elizabeth shows us how we can start to truly love and understand our clothes again—without sacrificing the environment, our morals, or our style in the process. *Michelle Goldberg, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

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.

People Smart Sustainable Cities

People Smart Sustainable Cities
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 9789211172560
ISBN 13: 921117256X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Smart Sustainable Cities Book Review:

This publication advocates a "cities-based" approach to sustainable development which recognizes the central and integrating role that cities and urban living play in developing sustainability. It highlights that, similarly to the financial crisis of 2008, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has shown that different cities have different capacities to cope with crises. Both crises disproportionally affected different cities and population groups; the most vulnerable suffering most. Cities need to develop innovative methods to confront infectious diseases without relying on drastic lockdown restrictions.

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.

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

Sixteen Shades of Smart

Sixteen Shades of Smart
Author: Arturo Bris,Christos Cabolis,Chan Hang Chee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN 10: 9782940485277
ISBN 13: 2940485275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixteen Shades of Smart Book Review:

Smart cities are a fast-growing species, and a fascinating field for new experiments in a number of critical areas, ranging from urban planning, sustainable energy, and transport strategies to social integration and talent attraction, to name a few. As leaders and citizens around the world continue to assess, design, implement and improve on ways to create better cities, they often find themselves confronted with a multitude of decisions and a wide range of partial solutions to specific problems such as traffic congestion, waste management and crime. Unfortunately, they have precious few tools to enable them to define the strategies required and take advantage of the experience of other smart cities around the world. In such a context, metrics can play a significant and constructive role: by quantifying efforts and results, they increase the ability of decision-makers to identify where their priorities should lie as well as the relative merits of various approaches.

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

Sustainability Citizenship in Cities

Sustainability Citizenship in Cities
Author: Ralph Horne,John Fien,Beau B. Beza,Anitra Nelson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317391071
ISBN 13: 9781317391074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Citizenship in Cities Book Review:

Urban sustainability citizenship situates citizens as social change agents with an ethical and self-interested stake in living sustainably with the rest of Earth. Such citizens not only engage in sustainable household practices but respect the importance of awareness raising, discussion and debates on sustainability policies for the common good and maintenance of Earth’s ecosystems. Sustainability Citizenship in Cities seeks to explain how sustainability citizenship can manifest in urban built environments as both responsibilities and rights. Contributors elaborate on the concept of urban sustainability citizenship as a participatory work-in-progress with the aim of setting its practice firmly on the agenda. This collection will prompt practitioners and researchers to rethink contemporary mobilisations of urban citizens challenged by various environmental crises, such as climate change, in various socio-economic settings. This book is a valuable resource for students, academics and professionals working in various disciplines and across a range of interdisciplinary fields, such as: urban environment and planning, citizenship as practice, environmental sociology, contemporary politics and governance, environmental philosophy, media and communications, and human geography.

Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Smart City Development

Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Smart City Development
Author: R. Maheswar,M. Balasaraswathi,Ravi Rastogi,A. Sampathkumar,G. R. Kanagachidambaresan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2021-05-22
ISBN 10: 3030701832
ISBN 13: 9783030701833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Smart City Development Book Review:

This book discusses advances in smart and sustainable development of smart environments. The authors discuss the challenges faced in developing sustainable smart applications and provide potential solutions. The solutions are aimed at improving reliability and security with the goal of affordability, safety, and durability. Topics include health care applications, sustainable smart transportation systems, intelligent sustainable wearable electronics, and sustainable smart building and alert systems. Authors are from both industry and academia and present research from around the world. Addresses problems and solutions for sustainable development of smart cities; Includes applications such as healthcare, transportation, wearables, security, and more; Relevant for scientist and researchers working on real time smart city development.

Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities

Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities
Author: Mohammad Hammoudeh,Mounir Arioua
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 3038428736
ISBN 13: 9783038428732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities" that was published in JSAN