Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation
Author: Hyung Min Kim,Soheil Sabri,Anthony Kent
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 0128188871
ISBN 13: 9780128188873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation Book Review:

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation establishes a key theoretical framework to understand the implementation and development of smart cities as innovation drivers, in terms of lasting impacts on productivity, livability and sustainability of specific initiatives. This framework is based on empirical analysis of 12 case studies, including pioneer projects from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. It explores how successful smart cities initiatives nurture both technological and social innovation using a combination of regulatory governance and private agency. Typologies of smart city-making approaches are explored in depth. Integrative analysis identifies key success factors in establishing innovation relating to the effectiveness of social systems, institutional thickness, governance, the role of human capital, and streamlining funding of urban development projects. Cases from a range of geographies, scales, social and economic contexts Explores how smart cities can promote technological and social innovation in terms of direct impacts on livability, productivity and sustainability Establishes an integrative framework based on empirical evidence to develop more innovative smart city initiatives Investigates the role of governments in coordinating, fostering and guiding innovations resulting from smart city developments Interrogates the policies and governance structures which have been effective in supporting the development and deployment of smart cities

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.

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

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.

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Smart Cities

Entrepreneurship  Innovation and Smart Cities
Author: Vanessa Ratten
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1315407442
ISBN 13: 9781315407449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Smart Cities Book Review:

There has been increased emphasis on smart cities due to the economic, environmental and technological shifts that have impacted on society. This book focuses on how cities are becoming smarter, more innovative and entrepreneurial due to the increased pressures placed on them from societal changes in the global business environment. The book defines a smart city as an urban or rural development that integrates technology to enhance a city’s assets, which may include community services, parkland, education, transportation and energy sources. The book aims to examine the role that innovation has in creating smart cities by focusing on issues such as public transport, use of energy efficiency and sustainability practices. It helps to shed understanding on how cities have become smarter in the way they handle increased migration to urban and rural areas and decrease the strain on public finances.

Inside Smart Cities

Inside Smart Cities
Author: Andrew Karvonen,Federico Cugurullo,Federico Caprotti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 1351166182
ISBN 13: 9781351166188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Smart Cities Book Review:

The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions in hundreds of cities around the globe. Inside Smart Cities provides real-world evidence on how local authorities, small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society groups are creating smart cities at the neighbourhood, city and regional scales. Twenty three empirically detailed case studies from the Global North and South – ranging from Cape Town, Stockholm and Abu Dhabi to Philadelphia, Hong Kong and Santiago – illustrate the multiple and diverse incarnations of smart urbanism. The contributors draw on ideas from urban studies, geography, urban planning, science and technology studies and innovation studies to go beyond the rhetoric of technological innovation and reveal the political, social and physical implications of digitalising the built environment. Collectively, the practices of smart urbanism raise fundamental questions about the sustainability, liveability and resilience of cities in the future. The findings are relevant to academics, students, practitioners and urban stakeholders who are questioning how urban innovation relates to politics and place.

Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development
Author: Harald A. Mieg,Klaus Töpfer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN 10: 1136225595
ISBN 13: 9781136225598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development Book Review:

Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of global change and increasing demands for sustainable development. The book introduces core findings, new methods, and international experience related to sustainability innovations and the social transformation of cities, synthesizing insights from megacity research, sustainability science, and urban planning. Written by a team of more than fifty leading researchers and practitioners from all five continents, it traces general urban transformations and introduces new approaches such as: smart growth strategies; cross-sectoral, transdisciplinary urban transition management; rubanisation; and city syntegration. The book reveals the potential of new, networked agencies of sustainability transformation, and discusses the role of science institutions in the diffusion and implementation of institutional and social innovations. This comprehensive book is of immense value to students, researchers, and professionals working on issues of sustainable development, in environmental programs in human geography, planning and the built environment, sociology and policy studies, institutional economics, and environmental politics.

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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The Smart Enough City

The Smart Enough City
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 241
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.

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 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.

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence
Author: Nicos Komninos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1000740447
ISBN 13: 9781000740448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence Book Review:

Internet and World Wide Web platforms, big data analytics, software, social media and civic technologies allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive social and eco-innovation flourishes. This book focuses on three grand challenges that matter for any territory, no matter where it is located: (i) smart growth, a path that more and more cities, regions and countries are adopting having realised the unlimited potential of growth that is based on knowledge, innovation and digital technologies; (ii) safety and security, which is a pre-requisite for quality of life in a world of intense social, natural and technological threats; and (iii) sustainability, use of renewable energy, protection of living ecosystems, addressing climate change and global warming in a period of rapid urbanisation that makes established sustainability models and planning patterns quickly obsolete. The core argument of the book is that problem-solving and novel solutions to these grand challenges emerge in smart ecosystems through connected intelligence. It is the broadest form of intelligence that combines capabilities from heterogeneous actors (humans, organisations, machines) and propel problem-solving through externalities and resource agglomeration, user engagement and collaboration, awareness and behaviour change. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of urban and regional studies, innovation studies, economic geography and urban planning, as well as urban policy makers.

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 Emergence

Smart City Emergence
Author: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128161698
ISBN 13: 9780128161692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Emergence Book Review:

Smart City Emergence: Cases from Around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation. Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology Includes a review of the latest research developments Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency

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.

Social Innovation and Social Technology

Social Innovation and Social Technology
Author: Kamel Boussafi,Jean-Pierre Mathieu,Mustapha Hatti
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN 10: 3030609332
ISBN 13: 9783030609337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Innovation and Social Technology Book Review:

This proceedings book is of interest to all researchers and heads of technology laboratories; incubator managers; local and parliamentary elected officials; associations and civil society; social entrepreneurs; foundations interested in social life in Mediterranean region and prospective creative startup students. The purpose of book on social and social-tech innovation synergy and its practical implication on social entrepreneurship is to address the following question: - How can the experiences of the countries be combined of the north and south shores of the Mediterranean and reflect on the different opportunities offered by the new technology to cope with the various social scourges that the region has experienced in recent years? the problem of immigration. It is also about finding advanced technology applications that will solve, on a large scale, the major social challenges of our time. - How to exploit the innumerable synergies between digital and social entrepreneurship? - Why social entrepreneurs are struggling to seize digital tools to develop their socially innovative projects? - What about their ability to integrate digital into the realization and development of these projects? - How can we combine the experiences of the countries of the north and south shores of the Mediterranean and reflect on the different opportunities offered by the new technology to cope with the various social scourges that the region has experienced in recent years? the problem of immigration.

Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth

Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth
Author: Palma-Ruiz, Jesús Manuel,Saiz-Álvarez, José Manuel,Herrero-Crespo, Ángel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN 10: 1799820998
ISBN 13: 9781799820994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth Book Review:

With the rise of information and communication technologies in today’s world, many regions have begun to adapt into more resource-efficient communities. Integrating technology into a region’s use of resources, also known as smart territories, is becoming a trending topic of research. Understanding the relationship between these innovative techniques and how they impact social innovation is vital when analyzing the sustainable growth of highly populated regions. The Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the global practices and initiatives of smart territories as well as their impact on sustainable development in different communities. While highlighting topics such as waste management, social innovation, and digital optimization, this publication is ideally designed for civil engineers, urban planners, policymakers, economists, administrators, social scientists, business executives, researchers, educators, and students seeking current research on the development of smart territories and entrepreneurship in various environments.

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Smart Cities

Entrepreneurship  Innovation and Smart Cities
Author: Vanessa Ratten
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1315407450
ISBN 13: 9781315407456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Smart Cities Book Review:

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Global competitiveness of cities -- 2 Regional development of cities -- 3 Innovation systems and multiple helix ecosystems -- 4 Social innovation, knowledge and networks in smart cities -- 5 Sustainable entrepreneurship in cities -- 6 Institutional entrepreneurship and urban planning -- 7 Entrepreneurial universities -- 8 The future of smart cities -- Index

Understanding Smart Cities A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick

Understanding Smart Cities  A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick
Author: Leonidas G. Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN 10: 3319570153
ISBN 13: 9783319570150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Smart Cities A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick Book Review:

This book investigates the role of smart cities in the broader context of urban innovation and e-government, identifies what a smart city is in practice and highlights their importance to the welfare of society. The book offers specific, measurable, and action-oriented public sector planning and management principles and ideas for smart governance in the era of global urbanization and innovation to help with the challenges in maintaining the democratic system of checks and balances as well as the division of powers in a highly interconnected world. The book will be of interest researchers, practitioners, students, and public sector IT professionals that work within innovation management, public administration, urban technologies and urban innovation, and public local administration studies.

Digital Social Innovation

Digital Social Innovation
Author: Chiara Certomà
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030804518
ISBN 13: 9783030804510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Social Innovation Book Review:

This book engages the reader in exploring the relationships between digital social innovation initiatives and the city. It delivers a fresh, accessible and case-based discussion on the emergence of digitally-enabled social innovation practices in Europe that are redesigning the urban space and challenging the consolidated urban governance processes. By adopting a critical geography perspective, this ground-breaking analysis of digital social innovation provides the reader with an accessible overview of the way in which urban reproductive processes mobilise the physical and the virtual dimensions of the city and generate distinctive spatial configurations. Together with novel urban narratives and socio-technical imaginaries, these support the existing geometries of power or construct new ones. The author clearly describes contemporary cities as the new battlegrounds for controlling the digital sphere, shaped by the interplay between digital capitalism and resistance movements. In light of grassroots initiatives advanced by cyber-activists, e-makers and hackers, the book unveils the socio-political and cultural underpinnings of the revolution produced by the digital social innovations in the city and the socio-technological regimes supporting them. The author successfully sheds new critical light on traditional innovation studies exploring the debate on digital innovation through the lens of social and cultural geography and provides an invaluable reference for those working in this field. Chiara Certomà is Assistant Professor of Political and Economic Geography at the University of Turin (Italy), affiliate at the Centre for Sustainable Development at Ghent University (Belgium) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy). She is currently visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technologies and Society at TU Graz (Austria).