Citizens in the Smart City

Citizens in the  Smart City
Author: Paolo Cardullo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-09-23
ISBN 10: 0429798091
ISBN 13: 9780429798092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens in the Smart City Book Review:

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

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

E Participation in Smart Cities  Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement
Author: Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar,Laura Alcaide Muñoz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN 10: 3319894749
ISBN 13: 9783319894744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

Smart City Citizenship

Smart City Citizenship
Author: Igor Calzada
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN 10: 0128153016
ISBN 13: 9780128153017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Citizenship Book Review:

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

The Right to the Smart City

The Right to the Smart City
Author: Paolo Cardullo,Cesare Di Feliciantonio,Rob Kitchin
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN 10: 1787691411
ISBN 13: 9781787691414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right to the Smart City Book Review:

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

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1707
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 1522570314
ISBN 13: 9781522570318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

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 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.

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change
Author: Information Resources Management Association
Publsiher: Information Science Reference
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 9781668437063
ISBN 13: 1668437066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Citizen Engagement and Activism for Social Change Book Review:

"This research publication addresses social change and the various ways citizens are involved in shaping society, covering topics such as accountability, social media, voter turnout, and leadership"--

Digital Nations Smart Cities Innovation and Sustainability

Digital Nations     Smart Cities  Innovation  and Sustainability
Author: Arpan Kumar Kar,P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan,M.P. Gupta,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Matti Mäntymäki,Marijn Janssen,Antonis Simintiras,Salah Al-Sharhan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 3319685570
ISBN 13: 9783319685571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Nations Smart Cities Innovation and Sustainability Book Review:

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

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

Handbook of Research on Global Challenges for Improving Public Services and Government Operations
Author: Babao?lu, Cenay,Akman, Elvettin,Kulaç, Onur
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 1799849791
ISBN 13: 9781799849797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

Uneven Innovation

Uneven Innovation
Author: Jennifer Clark
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 0231545789
ISBN 13: 9780231545785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uneven Innovation Book Review:

The city of the future, we are told, is the smart city. By seamlessly integrating information and communication technologies into the provision and management of public services, such cities will enhance opportunity and bolster civic engagement. Smarter cities will bring in new revenue while saving money. They will be more of everything that a twenty-first century urban planner, citizen, and elected official wants: more efficient, more sustainable, and more inclusive. Is this true? In Uneven Innovation, Jennifer Clark considers the potential of these emerging technologies as well as their capacity to exacerbate existing inequalities and even produce new ones. She reframes the smart city concept within the trajectory of uneven development of cities and regions, as well as the long history of technocratic solutions to urban policy challenges. Clark argues that urban change driven by the technology sector is following the patterns that have previously led to imbalanced access, opportunities, and outcomes. The tech sector needs the city, yet it exploits and maintains unequal arrangements, embedding labor flexibility and precarity in the built environment. Technology development, Uneven Innovation contends, is the easy part; understanding the city and its governance, regulation, access, participation, and representation—all of which are complex and highly localized—is the real challenge. Clark’s critique leads to policy prescriptions that present a path toward an alternative future in which smart cities result in more equitable communities.

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda
Author: J. Ramon Gil-Garcia,Theresa A. Pardo,Taewoo Nam
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 331917620X
ISBN 13: 9783319176208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda Book Review:

​This book will provide one of the first comprehensive approaches to the study of smart city governments with theories and concepts for understanding and researching 21st century city governments innovative methodologies for the analysis and evaluation of smart city initiatives. The term “smart city” is now generally used to represent efforts that in different ways describe a comprehensive vision of a city for the present and future. A smarter city infuses information into its physical infrastructure to improve conveniences, facilitate mobility, add efficiencies, conserve energy, improve the quality of air and water, identify problems and fix them quickly, recover rapidly from disasters, collect data to make better decisions, deploy resources effectively and share data to enable collaboration across entities and domains. These and other similar efforts are expected to make cities more intelligent in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, transparency, and sustainability, among other important aspects. Given this changing social, institutional and technology environment, it seems feasible and likeable to attain smarter cities and by extension, smarter governments: virtually integrated, networked, interconnected, responsive, and efficient. This book will help build the bridge between sound research and practice expertise in the area of smarter cities and will be of interest to researchers and students in the e-government, public administration, political science, communication, information science, administrative sciences and management, sociology, computer science, and information technology. As well as government officials and public managers who will find practical recommendations based on rigorous studies that will contain insights and guidance for the development, management, and evaluation of complex smart cities and smart government initiatives.​

Public Sector Management in a Globalized World

Public Sector Management in a Globalized World
Author: René Andeßner,Dorothea Greiling,Rick Vogel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN 10: 3658161124
ISBN 13: 9783658161125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Sector Management in a Globalized World Book Review:

This volume reflects on the consequences of the increasingly globalized nature of our world for public sector management. Globalization has triggered rapid growth in trade, global financial transactions and cross-country ownership of economic assets. The implications of these multifaceted processes for the welfare of today’s and tomorrow’s societies are unclear. What is clear, however, is that an increasing number of problems are too complex to be tackled solely at the level of national states. As a result, the size, functions and modi operandi of the public sector in a globalized world are emerging topics in academia and practice.

Smart Cities Citizen Welfare and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

Smart Cities  Citizen Welfare  and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Pego, Ana Cristina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 1799877876
ISBN 13: 9781799877875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Citizen Welfare and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Book Review:

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

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 City Implementation

Smart City Implementation
Author: Renata Paola Dameri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 3319457667
ISBN 13: 9783319457666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Implementation Book Review:

In a series of essays, this book describes and analyzes the concept and theory of the recent smart city phenomenon from a global perspective, with a focus on its implementation around the world. After defining the concept it then elaborates on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for smart cities, and the role of ICT in the interplay with smart mobility. A separate chapter develops the concept of an urban smart dashboard for stakeholders to measure performance as well as the economic and public value. It offers examples of smart cities around the globe, and two detailed case studies on Genoa and Amsterdam exemplify the book’s theoretical and empirical findings, helping readers understand and evaluate the effectiveness and capability of new smart city programs.

Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data Rich City

Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data Rich City
Author: Chiara Certomà,Mark Dyer,Lorena Pocatilu,Francesco Rizzi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 3319479040
ISBN 13: 9783319479040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data Rich City Book Review:

This book analyzes the ongoing transformation in the “smart city” paradigm and explores the possibilities that technological innovations offer for the effective involvement of ordinary citizens in collective knowledge production and decision-making processes within the context of urban planning and management. To so, it pursues an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from a range of experts including city managers, public policy makers, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, and researchers. The first two parts of the book focus on the generation and use of data by citizens, with or without institutional support, and the professional management of data in city governance, highlighting the social connectivity and livability aspects essential to vibrant and healthy urban environments. In turn, the third part presents inspiring case studies that illustrate how data-driven solutions can empower people and improve urban environments, including enhanced sustainability. The book will appeal to all those who are interested in the required transformation in the planning, management, and operations of data-rich cities and the ways in which such cities can employ the latest technologies to use data efficiently, promoting data access, data sharing, and interoperability.

Sustainability Citizen Participation and City Governance

Sustainability  Citizen Participation  and City Governance
Author: Hoi L. Kong,Tanya Monforte
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2022-08-03
ISBN 10: 1487542992
ISBN 13: 9781487542993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Citizen Participation and City Governance Book Review:

The inaction of nation states and international bodies has posed significant risks to the environment. By contrast, cities are sites of action and innovation. In Sustainability, Citizen Participation, and City Governance, contributors researching in the areas of law, urban planning, geography, and philosophy identify approaches for tackling many of the most challenging environmental problems facing cities today. Sustainability, Citizen Participation, and City Governance facilitates two strands of dialogue about climate change. First, it integrates legal perspectives into policy debates about urban sustainability and governance, from which law has typically stood apart. Second, it brings case studies from Quebec into a rare conversation with examples drawn from elsewhere in Canada. The collection proposes humane and inclusive processes for arriving at effective policy outcomes. Some chapters examine governance mechanisms that reconcile clashes of incommensurable values and resolve conflicts about collective interests. Other chapters provide platforms for social movements that have faced obstacles to communicating to a broad public. The collection’s proposals respond to drastic changes in urban environments. Some changes are imminent. Others are upon us already. All threaten the present and future well-being of urban communities.

Digital Transformation and Human Behavior

Digital Transformation and Human Behavior
Author: Concetta Metallo,Maria Ferrara,Alessandra Lazazzara,Stefano Za
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN 10: 3030475395
ISBN 13: 9783030475390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Transformation and Human Behavior Book Review:

The digital transformation is impacting various aspects of how we live and work. Due to the pervasive effects of the digital revolution on firms and societies, both scholars and practitioners are interested in better understanding the key mechanisms behind the related challenges. This book presents a collection of research papers focusing on the relationships between technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, social media, and the Internet of Things) and behaviours (e.g. social learning, knowledge sharing, and decision-making). Moreover, it provides insights into how the digital transformation may improve quality of personal life and work life within public and private organisations. The plurality of views offered makes this book particularly relevant for practitioners, companies, scientists, and governments. It gathers a selection of the best papers - original double-blind peer-reviewed contributions - presented at the annual conference of the Italian chapter of the AIS which was held in Naples, Italy, in September 2019.

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3
Author: Mohamed Ben Ahmed,Anouar Abdelhakim Boudhir,Domingos Santos,Mohamed El Aroussi,İsmail Rakıp Karas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1266
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 303037629X
ISBN 13: 9783030376291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3 Book Review:

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