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

Infrastructure Planning and Finance

Infrastructure Planning and Finance
Author: Vicki Elmer,Adam Leigland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN 10: 1135906416
ISBN 13: 9781135906412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Planning and Finance Book Review:

Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Infrastructure Planning and Finance is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. A team of authors with experience in public works, planning, and city government explain the history and economic environment of infrastructure and capital planning, addressing common tools like the comprehensive plan, sustainability plans, and local regulations. The book guides readers through the preparation and development of comprehensive plans and infrastructure projects, and through major funding mechanisms, from bonds, user fees, and impact fees to privatization and competition. The rest of the book describes the individual infrastructure systems: their elements, current issues and a 'how-to-do-it' section that covers the system and the comprehensive plan, development regulations and how it can be financed. Innovations such as decentralization, green and blue-green technologies are described as well as local policy actions to achieve a more sustainable city are also addressed. Chapters include water, wastewater, solid waste, streets, transportation, airports, ports, community facilities, parks, schools, energy and telecommunications. Attention is given to how local policies can ensure a sustainable and climate friendly infrastructure system, and how planning for them can be integrated across disciplines.

Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia
Author: Yu-Min Joo,Teck-Boon Tan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-28
ISBN 10: 1788972880
ISBN 13: 9781788972888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities in Asia Book Review:

At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.

The road to long finance

The road to long finance
Author: Michael Mainelli,Bob Giffords
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780956190444
ISBN 13: 0956190448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The road to long finance Book Review:

This paper examine some common fallacies and how well-meaning regulatory and private decisions produced disasters. We identify four fundamental failures as the root causes of the Scrunch and six further systemic exacerbations. These unintended consequences were magnified and transmitted through the global financial system until the weakest link, the US sub-prime mortgage market, failed, releasing a chain reaction that dramatically damaged the global economy. Among their conclusions: 1. too big to fail is too big to regulate - the fundamental regulatory tool in all markets is competition; 2. a healthy financial ecosystem needs diversity, yet in financial services standardisation and economies of scale are over-valued; 3. less regulation enforced within a coherent fiscal and monetary policy framework is better than more regulation; 4. root causes, such as global trade imbalances and lack of savings in Western economies, must be addressed; and 5. the sooner government involvement in financial services can return to minimal levels, the sooner longer-term reforms can begin.

Smart Cities

Smart Cities
Author: Germaine Halegoua
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0262538059
ISBN 13: 9780262538053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Book Review:

Key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts for understanding smart cities, along with discussions of both drawbacks and benefits of this approach to urban problems. Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday life. Are smart cities optimized, sustainable, digitally networked solutions to urban problems? Or are they neoliberal, corporate-controlled, undemocratic non-places? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise introduction to smart cities, presenting key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts, along with discussions of both the drawbacks and the benefits of this approach to urban life. After reviewing current terminology and justifications employed by technology designers, journalists, and researchers, the book describes three models for smart city development—smart-from-the-start cities, retrofitted cities, and social cities—and offers examples of each. It covers technologies and methods, including sensors, public wi-fi, big data, and smartphone apps, and discusses how developers conceive of interactions among the built environment, technological and urban infrastructures, citizens, and citizen engagement. Throughout, the author—who has studied smart cities around the world—argues that smart city developers should work more closely with local communities, recognizing their preexisting relationship to urban place and realizing the limits of technological fixes. Smartness is a means to an end: improving the quality of urban life.

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.

The Hidden Wealth of Cities

The Hidden Wealth of Cities
Author: Jon Kher Kaw,Hyunji Lee,Sameh Wahba
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1464814937
ISBN 13: 9781464814938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Wealth of Cities Book Review:

In every city, the urban spaces that form the public realm—ranging from city streets, neighborhood squares, and parks to public facilities such as libraries and markets—account for about one-third of the city’s total land area, on average. Despite this significance, the potential for these public-space assets—typically owned and managed by local governments—to transform urban life and city functioning is often overlooked for many reasons: other pressing city priorities arising from rapid urbanization, poor urban planning, and financial constraints. The resulting degradation of public spaces into congested, vehicle-centric, and polluted places often becomes a liability, creating a downward spiral that leads to a continuous drain on public resources and exacerbating various city problems. In contrast, the cities that invest in the creation of human-centered, environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially inclusive places—in partnership with government entities, communities, and other private stakeholders—perform better. They implement smart and sustainable strategies across their public space asset life cycles to yield returns on investment far exceeding monetary costs, ultimately enhancing city livability, resilience, and competitiveness. The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces discusses the complexities that surround the creation and management of successful public spaces and draws on the analyses and experiences from city case studies from around the globe. This book identifies—through the lens of asset management—a rich palette of creative and innovative strategies that every city can undertake to plan, finance, and manage both government-owned and privately owned public spaces.

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

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub National National and Global Levels

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub National  National  and Global Levels
Author: Benna, Umar G.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1522576266
ISBN 13: 9781522576266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub National National and Global Levels Book Review:

Recent global shifts in population have led to the fast urbanization of Africa. For Africa and the developing world, choosing the right policy strategies, processes, and tools are essential to turning urban centers into engines of industry and economic prosperity. Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels is a pivotal reference source that examines current and evolving conditions of industrial and urban policies and their relationships around the world, especially between developed and developing economies. While highlighting topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, urban policy, and global common good, this publication seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of transformation in industrial development and responses to emerging urbanization processes. This book is ideally designed for industrial planners, entrepreneurs, urban development authorities, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

From Poverty Inequality to Smart City

From Poverty  Inequality to Smart City
Author: Fumihiko Seta,Joy Sen,Arindam Biswas,Ajay Khare
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN 10: 9811021414
ISBN 13: 9789811021411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Poverty Inequality to Smart City Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive document visualizing the future of built environment from a multidisciplinary dimension, with special emphasis on the Indian scenario. The multidisciplinary focus would be helpful for the readers to cross-refer and understand others' perspectives. The text also includes case studies substantiating theoretical research. This method of composition helps the book to maintain rational balance among theory, research and its contextual application. The book comprises selected papers from the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. The chapters provide varied viewpoints on the core issues of urbanization and planning, especially in the economically diverse Indian market. This compilation would be of interest to students, researchers, professionals and policy makers.

Delivering on Digital

Delivering on Digital
Author: William D. Eggers
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 079534757X
ISBN 13: 9780795347573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delivering on Digital Book Review:

The government reform expert and acclaimed author of The Solution Revolution presents a roadmap for navigating the digital government era. In October 2013, HealthCare.gov went live—and promptly crashed. Poor website design was getting in the way of government operations, and the need for digital excellence in public institutions was suddenly crystal clear. Hundreds of the tech industry’s best and brightest dedicated themselves to redesigning the government’s industrial-era frameworks as fully digital systems. But to take Washington into the 21st century, we have to start by imagining a new kind of government. Imagine prison systems that use digital technology to return nonviolent offenders promptly and securely into society. Imagine a veteran’s health care system built around delivering a personalized customer experience for every Vet. We now have the digital tools—such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and analytics—to stage a real transformation. Delivering on Digital provides the handbook to make it happen. A leading authority on government reform, William D. Eggers knows how we can use tech-savvy teams, strong leadership, and innovative practices to reduce the risks and truly achieve a digitally transformed government.

Artificial Intelligence Anthropogenic Nature vs Social Origin

Artificial Intelligence  Anthropogenic Nature vs  Social Origin
Author: Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 878
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN 10: 3030393194
ISBN 13: 9783030393199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Anthropogenic Nature vs Social Origin Book Review:

This book presents advanced research studies on the topic of artificial intelligence as a component of social and economic relations and processes. It gathers research papers from the International Research-to-Practice Conference “The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects” (May 23–24, 2019, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) and the International Research-to-Practice Conference “Economics of Pleasure: a Science of Enjoying Economic Activities” (October 3–5, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic). Both conferences were organized by the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization “Institute of Scientific Communications” (Volgograd). What sets this book apart from other publications on the topic of artificial intelligence is that it approaches AI not as a technological tool, but as an economic entity. Bringing together papers by representatives of various fields of social and human knowledge, it systematically reflects on various economic, social, and legal aspects of the creation, application, and development of artificial intelligence. Given the multidisciplinary nature of its content, the book will appeal to a broad target audience, including those engaged in developing AI (scientific research institutes and universities), and Industry 4.0 enterprises interested in its implementation, as well as state regulators for the digital economy.

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway
Author: Arturo Ardila-Gomez,Adriana OrtegÃ3n-Sánchez
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN 10: 1464807574
ISBN 13: 9781464807572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway Book Review:

Urban transport systems are essential for economic development and improving citizens' quality of life. To establish high-quality and affordable transport systems, cities must ensure their financial sustainability to fund new investments in infrastructure while also funding maintenance and operation of existing facilities and services. However, many cities in developing countries are stuck in an "underfunding trap" for urban transport, in which large up-front investments are needed for new transport infrastructure that will improve the still small-scale, and perhaps, poor-quality systems, but revenue is insufficient to cover maintenance and operation expenses, let alone new investment projects. The urban transport financing gap in these cities is further widened by the implicit subsidies for the use of private cars, which represent a minority of trips but contribute huge costs in terms of congestion, sprawl, accidents, and pollution. Using an analytical framework based on the concept of "Who Benefits Pays," 24 types of financing instruments are assessed in terms of their social, economic and environmental impacts and their ability to fund urban transport capital investments, operational expenses, and maintenance. Urban transport financing needs to be based on an appropriate mix of complementary financing instruments. In particular for capital investments, a combination of grants †“from multiple levels of government†“ and loans together with investments through public private partnerships could finance large projects that benefit society. Moreover, the property tax emerges as a key financing instrument for capital, operation, and maintenance expenses. By choosing the most appropriate mix of financing instruments and focusing on wise investments, cities can design comprehensive financing for all types of urban transport projects, using multi-level innovative revenue sources that promote efficient pricing schemes, increase overall revenue, strengthen sustainable transport, and cover capital investments, operation, and maintenance for all parts of a public transport system, "from the sidewalk to the subway."

The Price of Fish

The Price of Fish
Author: Michael Mainelli,Ian Harris
Publsiher: Nicholas Brealey
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1473645077
ISBN 13: 9781473645073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Fish Book Review:

Gold Medal Winner - Economics, Independent Publisher Book Awards In The Price of Fish, Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris examine in a unique way the world's most abiding and wicked problems sustainability, global warming, over-fishing, overpopulation, the pensions crisis; all of which are characterized by a set of messy, circular, aggressive and peculiarly long-term problems and go on to suggest that it is not the circumstances that are too complex, but our way of reading them that is too simple. Too simple and often wrong. The authors aim to blend four streams choice, economics, systems and evolution in a combination they believe is the key to making better decisions and, in turn, finding answers to the world's most pernicious problems.

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge
Author: Ingo Walter
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1783742968
ISBN 13: 9781783742967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge Book Review:

Infrastructure and its effects on economic growth, social welfare, and sustainability receive a great deal of attention today. There is widespread agreement that infrastructure is a key dimension of global development and that its impact reaches deep into the broader economy with important and multifaceted implications for social progress. At the same time, infrastructure finance is among the most complex and challenging areas in the global financial architecture. Ingo Walter, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and his team of experts tackle the issue by focussing on key findings backed by serious theoretical and empirical research. The result is a set of viable guideposts for researchers, policy-makers, students and anybody interested in the varied challenges of the contemporary economy.

Data and the City

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

Data and the City Book Review:

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

Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014

Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014
Author: China Academy of Information and Communi,EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facili
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN 10: 3662468670
ISBN 13: 9783662468678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014 Book Review:

This book, examining smart-city trends and developments from global, Chinese and EU perspectives, shows how the concept of the smart city varies from city to city. A detailed analysis is made to present the smart city as an up-to-date model of world city. Thirty pilot cities answer questions designed by the “Smart City Evaluation Framework,” including managerial entities, stakeholders, project description and performance and whatever else relates to smart cities. By assessing the answers, researchers reveal major trends, best practices and challenges confronting smart city campaigns. Recommendations and solutions are provided. This is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand Chinese and European cities in terms of ideas about city development, plausible practice, natural and geographic conditions, economic structure and infrastructure robustness. Innovation and updates in telecommunication technology is regarded as indicative of city intelligence and green, low-carbon and sustainable development. This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and shall be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and technical experts involved in and responsible for the planning, development and design of smart cities.

Urban Infrastructure Finance

Urban Infrastructure Finance
Author: Royston A. C. Brockman,Allen Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 595
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041750897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Smart City Emergence

Smart City Emergence
Author: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128165847
ISBN 13: 9780128165843
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

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies
Author: John R. Vacca
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 012816817X
ISBN 13: 9780128168172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies Book Review:

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is the most complete guide for integrating next generation smart city technologies into the very foundation of urban areas worldwide, showing how to make urban areas more efficient, more sustainable, and safer. Smart cities are complex systems of systems that encompass all aspects of modern urban life. A key component of their success is creating an ecosystem of smart infrastructures that can work together to enable dynamic, real-time interactions between urban subsystems such as transportation, energy, healthcare, housing, food, entertainment, work, social interactions, and governance. Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is a complete reference for building a holistic, system-level perspective on smart and sustainable cities, leveraging big data analytics and strategies for planning, zoning, and public policy. It offers in-depth coverage and practical solutions for how smart cities can utilize resident’s intellectual and social capital, press environmental sustainability, increase personalization, mobility, and higher quality of life. Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for urban system problems, showing how smart technologies can be used to improve the lives of the billions of people living in cities across the globe Demonstrates practical implementation solutions through real-life case studies Enhances reader comprehension with learning aid such as hands-on exercises, questions and answers, checklists, chapter summaries, chapter review questions, exercise problems, and more