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.

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.

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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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.

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

Trust Based Communication Systems for Internet of Things Applications

Trust Based Communication Systems for Internet of Things Applications
Author: Prateek Agrawal,Vishu Madaan,Anand Sharma,Dilip Kumar Sharma,Akshat Agrawal,Sandeep Kautish
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN 10: 111989672X
ISBN 13: 9781119896722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Based Communication Systems for Internet of Things Applications Book Review:

TRUST-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR INTERNET OF THINGS APPLICATIONS Highlighting the challenges and difficulties in implementing trust-based communication systems for Internet of Things (IoT) services and applications, this innovative new volume is a critical reference source for academics, professionals, engineers, technology designers, analysts, and students. The primary objective of this edited book is to deliver technologies to improve trust and eliminate malicious actors in participatory exchanges throughout communication using Internet of Things (IOT) devices such that these methods should not only be able to identify bad actors but also to improve communication and trust in the environment without violating object privacy. Whether as a reference for the engineer or scientist or a textbook for the student, this is a must-have for any library.

Smart City 2 0 Strategies and Innovations for City Development

Smart City 2 0  Strategies and Innovations for City Development
Author: Deog-Seong Oh,Fred Young Phillips,Avvari V. Mohan
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN 10: 9789811257179
ISBN 13: 9811257175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City 2 0 Strategies and Innovations for City Development Book Review:

Almost a century since the idea of creating more humane -- more human-centric -- cities was brought to the fore, how far has mankind progressed towards creating a true 'city with a heart'? How far off are we, and what can we do to close the gap?The first generation of smart cities showed the limits of top-down planning, in which cities contracted out design and implementation to IT providers. As residents resented paying high taxes for 'smart' urban features that they did not want or use, it became plain that smart cities were not sustainable, and needed to be re-thought. 'Smart City 2.0' starts the design process with understanding the needs of human residents. Little has yet been written about smart cities' second wind.This book offers leading-edge, international perspectives on Smart City 2.0. It offers an overview of the sustainable smart city concept, presents leading experts' latest thinking on strategies for a new generation of smart cities, and showcases eight implementation case studies from seven countries. All chapters are contributed by prominent, leading thinkers and practitioners from a dozen countries, representing both the developed and the developing worlds.

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.

Informed Urban Environments

Informed Urban Environments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3031038037
ISBN 13: 9783031038037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Urban Environments Book Review:

This book collects ground-breaking works on the actual and potential impact of big data and data-integrated design for resilient urban environments, including human- and ecology-centred perspectives. Comprehending and designing for urban social, demographic and environmental change is a complex task. Big data, data structuring, data analysis (i.e. AI and ML) and data-integrated design can play a significant role in advancing approaches to this task. The themes presented in this book include urban adaptation, urban morphology, urban mobility, urban ecosystems, urban climate, urban ecology and agriculture. Given the compound nature of complex sustainability problems, most chapters address the correlation between several of these themes. The book addresses practitioners, researchers and graduate students concerned with the rapidly increasing role of data in developing urban environments.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Approaches Advances and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities

Approaches  Advances and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities
Author: Tan Yigitcanlar,Hoon Han,Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN 10: 3039280120
ISBN 13: 9783039280124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches Advances and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities Book Review:

This book aims to contribute to the conceptual and practical knowledge pools in order to improve the research and practice on the sustainable development of smart cities by bringing an informed understanding of the subject to scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. This book seeks articles offering insights into the sustainable development of smart cities by providing in-depth conceptual analyses and detailed case study descriptions and empirical investigations. This way, the book will form a repository of relevant information, material, and knowledge to support research, policymaking, practice, and transferability of experiences to address aforementioned challenges. The scope of the book includes the following broad areas, with a particular focus on the approaches, advances, and applications in the sustainable development of smart cities: • Theoretical underpinnings and analytical and policy frameworks; • Methodological approaches for the evaluation of smart and sustainable cities; • Technological developments in the techno-enviro nexus; • Global best practice smart city case investigations and reports; • Geo-design and applications concerning desired urban outcomes; • Prospects, implications, and impacts concerning the future of smart and sustainable cities.

Cities for People

Cities for People
Author: Jan Gehl
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1597269840
ISBN 13: 9781597269841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities for People Book Review:

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people. Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl emphasizes four human issues that he sees as essential to successful city planning. He explains how to develop cities that are Lively, Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy. Focusing on these issues leads Gehl to think of even the largest city on a very small scale. For Gehl, the urban landscape must be considered through the five human senses and experienced at the speed of walking rather than at the speed of riding in a car or bus or train. This small-scale view, he argues, is too frequently neglected in contemporary projects. In a final chapter, Gehl makes a plea for city planning on a human scale in the fast- growing cities of developing countries. A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists, concludes the book. The book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.

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.

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.