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

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

Nextgen Smart Cities

Nextgen Smart Cities
Author: Tom Allen,Debi Stack,Glenn Robertson
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 9781793178541
ISBN 13: 1793178542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nextgen Smart Cities Book Review:

This book explains the essence of true Smart Cities, the four different types of Smart Cities, outlines select case studies that support the types and concepts behind Smart Cities and identifies the overall trends in building a Smarter Planet. Moreover, this book addresses subjects that are normally ignored in discussions and presentations regarding Smart Cities, such as Smart Education, Smart Culture and Smart Transformation Management for Social and Societal changes that are brought up by the implementation and institutionalization of Smart Cities. The book does not claim to have all the answers and prescripted solutions to all issues and challenges raised by the introduction of Smart Cities. But the reality is that no one does. Smart Cities is actually launching an entire new civilization similar to the Renaissance, and no one today can fully explain what this new civilization is all about because it represents the confluence of industry-wide changes (as outlined by the 4th Industrial Revolution), massive technological changes (that lead to dramatic changes in jobs and professions), and gargantuan social transformations that will affect how people view each other, work, business in general ... and even political systems. There will be breathtaking changes before the end of this century that will leave people both in awe and amazement.We do encourage dialogues and discourses that will advance and even accelerate all the concepts presented in this book.

Architecture and the Smart City

Architecture and the Smart City
Author: Sergio M. Figueiredo,Sukanya Krishnamurthy,Torsten Schroeder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 1000706710
ISBN 13: 9781000706710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and the Smart City Book Review:

Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise of safer, more convenient and more efficient forms of living. Most architects, designers, planners and politicians seem to agree that the smart transition of cities and buildings is in full swing and inevitable. However, beyond comfort, safety and efficiency, how can ‘smart design and technologies’ assist to address current and future challenges of architecture and urbanism? Architecture and the Smart City provides an architectural perspective on the emergence of the smart city and offers a wide collection of resources for developing a better understanding of how smart architecture, smart cities and smart systems in the built environment are discussed, designed and materialized. It brings together a range of international thinkers and practitioners to discuss smart systems through four thematic sections: ‘Histories and Futures’, ‘Agency and Control’, ‘Materialities and Spaces’ and ‘Networks and Nodes’. Combined, these four thematic sections provide different perspectives into some of the most pressing issues with smart systems in the built environment. The book tackles questions related to the future of architecture and urbanism, lessons learned from global case studies and challenges related to interdisciplinary research, and critically examines what the future of buildings and cities will look like.

Inside Smart Cities

Inside Smart Cities
Author: Andrew Karvonen,Federico Cugurallo,Federico Caprotti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 9780815348672
ISBN 13: 0815348673
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.

Beyond Smart Cities

Beyond Smart Cities
Author: Tim Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 1136489568
ISBN 13: 9781136489563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Smart Cities Book Review:

The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities – that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation – this book argues that there is a need to understand what is below the surface and to examine the mechanisms which affect the way cities learn and then connect together. This book draws on quantitative and qualitative data with concrete case studies to show how networks already operating in cities are used to foster and strengthen connections in order to achieve breakthroughs in learning and innovation. Going beyond smart cities means understanding how cities construct, convert and manipulate relationships that grow in urban environments. Cities discussed in this book – Amman, Barcelona, Bilbao, Charlotte,Curitiba, Juarez, Portland, Seattle and Turin – illuminate a blind spot in the literature. Each of these cities has achieved important transformations, and learning has played a key role, one that has been largely ignored in academic circles and practice concerning competitiveness and innovation.

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

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.

Urban Systems Design

Urban Systems Design
Author: Yoshiki Yamagata,Perry P. J. Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0128162937
ISBN 13: 9780128162934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Systems Design Book Review:

Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era shows how to design, model and monitor smart communities using a distinctive IoT-based urban systems approach. Focusing on the essential dimensions that constitute smart communities energy, transport, urban form, and human comfort, this helpful guide explores how IoT-based sharing platforms can achieve greater community health and well-being based on relationship building, trust, and resilience. Uncovering the achievements of the most recent research on the potential of IoT and big data, this book shows how to identify, structure, measure and monitor multi-dimensional urban sustainability standards and progress. This thorough book demonstrates how to select a project, which technologies are most cost-effective, and their cost-benefit considerations. The book also illustrates the financial, institutional, policy and technological needs for the successful transition to smart cities, and concludes by discussing both the conventional and innovative regulatory instruments needed for a fast and smooth transition to smart, sustainable communities. Provides operational case studies and best practices from cities throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, providing instructive examples of the social, environmental, and economic aspects of “smartification Reviews assessment and urban sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and CASBEE, examining how each addresses smart technologies criteria Examines existing technologies for efficient energy management, including HEMS, BEMS, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, smart grids, and more

Emergence

Emergence
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0743218264
ISBN 13: 9780743218269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergence Book Review:

In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web? In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.

Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia

Smart Cities  Big Data  Civic Hackers  and the Quest for a New Utopia
Author: Anthony M. Townsend
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN 10: 039324153X
ISBN 13: 9780393241532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia Book Review:

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future. From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technology—sensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spaces—to address the basic challenges faced by massive, interconnected metropolitan centers. In Smart Cities, Anthony M. Townsend documents this emerging futuristic landscape while considering the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of the key actors—entrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developers—at work in shaping the new urban frontier.

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.

Experiencing Cities

Experiencing Cities
Author: Mark Hutter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317529715
ISBN 13: 9781317529712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Cities Book Review:

This extraordinary text for undergraduate urban students is a reflection of Mark Hutter’s academic interests in urban sociology and his life-long passion for experiencing city life. His deep academic roots in the Chicago School of Sociology help inform and appreciate the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people living in cities. This text, however, extends the Chicago School perspective by combining its traditions with a social psychological perspective derived from symbolic interaction and also with a macro-level examination of social organization, social change, stratification and power in the urban context, informed by political economy. This entirely new, 3rd Edition has a global outlook on city life, and a visual presentation unmatched among books in this genre.

Emergence of Pharmaceutical Industry Growth with Industrial IoT Approach

Emergence of Pharmaceutical Industry Growth with Industrial IoT Approach
Author: Valentina E. Balas,Vijender Kumar Solanki,Raghvendra Kumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0128203668
ISBN 13: 9780128203668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergence of Pharmaceutical Industry Growth with Industrial IoT Approach Book Review:

Emergence of Pharmaceutical Industry Growth with Industrial IoT Approach uses an innovative approach to explore how the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data can improve approaches, create efficiencies and make discoveries. Rapid growth of the IoT has encouraged many companies in the manufacturing sector to make use of this technology to unlock its potential. Pharmaceutical manufacturing companies are no exception to this, as IoT has the potential to revolutionize aspects of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, from drug discovery to manufacturing. Using clear, concise language and real world case studies, this book discusses systems level from both a human-factors point-of-view and the perspective of networking, databases, privacy and anti-spoofing. The wide variety of topics presented offers readers multiple perspectives on a how to integrate the Internet of Things into pharmaceutical manufacturing. Covers efficiency improvements of pharmaceutical manufacturing through IoT/Big Data approaches Explores cutting-edge technologies through sensor enabled environment in the pharmaceutical industry Discusses the systems level from both a human-factors point-of-view and the perspective of networking, databases, privacy and anti-spoofing

Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities

Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities
Author: Dey, Nilanjan,Tamane, Sharvari
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 1522562087
ISBN 13: 9781522562085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities Book Review:

To continue providing people with safe, comfortable, and affordable places to live, cities must incorporate techniques and technologies to bring them into the future. The integration of big data and interconnected technology, along with the increasing population, will lead to the necessary creation of smart cities. Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Cities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of the integration of interconnected technologies and big data analytics into the creation of smart cities. While highlighting topics such as energy conservation, public transit planning, and performance measurement, this publication explores technology integration in urban environments as well as the methods of planning cities to implement these new technologies. This book is ideally designed for engineers, professionals, researchers, and technology developers seeking current research on technology implementation in urban settings.

The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators

The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur  How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators
Author: Boyd Cohen,Pablo Muñoz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 1440844569
ISBN 13: 9781440844560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators Book Review:

Combining emerging trends in collaboration, democratization, and urbanization, this book examines the emergence of entrepreneurship and innovation as a primarily urban phenomenon, explains why urban environments are rapidly attracting global innovators across three distinct forms of "urbanpreneurship," and lights the path forward for entrepreneurs, innovators, and city governments. • Documents how the integration of three converging trends—collaboration, democratization, and urbanization—contribute to what the author calls the "Urbanpreneur Spiral" • Presents eye-opening insights and reflections on the current and future state of entrepreneurship and innovation in society • Explains why today's cities are the primary source of opportunities for new entrepreneurs • Pays much-needed attention to the growing role of local governments in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation

Cities and the Digital Revolution

Cities and the Digital Revolution
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 3030298000
ISBN 13: 9783030298005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and the Digital Revolution Book Review:

This book explores the emergence and development of data in cities. It exposes how Information Communication Technology (ICT) corporations seeking to capitalize on cities developing needs for urban technologies have contributed to many of the issues we are faced with today, including urbanization, centralization of wealth and climate change. Using several case studies, the book provides examples of the, in part, detrimental effects ICT driven ‘Smart City’ solutions have had and will have on the human characteristics that contribute to the identity and sense of belonging innate to many of our cities. The rise in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and technologies like social media, has changed how people interact with and in cities, and Allam discusses of how these changes require planners, engineers and other urban professionals to adjust their approach. The main question the book seeks to address is ‘how can we use emerging technologies to recalibrate our cities and ensure increased livability, whilst also effectively dealing with their associate challenges?’ This is an ongoing conversation, but one that requires extensive thought as it has extensive consequences. This book will be of interest to students, academics, professionals and policy makers across a broad range of subjects including urban studies, architecture and STS, geography and social policy.

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology
Author: Jane McCann,David Bryson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2009-02-27
ISBN 10: 1845695666
ISBN 13: 9781845695668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology Book Review:

Smart clothes and wearable technology is a relatively novel and emerging area of interdisciplinary research within the fashion, textile, electronics and related industries. This book provides a comprehensive review of the end-user’s requirements and the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing. Part one looks at the design of smart clothing and wearable technology including the emergence of wearable computing, end-user requirements, and the design process from fibre selection to product launch. Part two examines the general requirements for merging of a range of textile structures with technology and communications for wearable technologies. Part three reviews the types of production technologies available for the development of smart clothing, including garment construction and fabric joining, and the final part discusses the application of these new technologies in smart clothing products and their presentation to consumers. Smart clothes and wearable technology is a unique and essential reference source for researchers, designers and engineers developing textiles and clothing products in this cross-disciplinary area. It is also beneficial for those in the healthcare industry and academics researching textiles, fashion and design. Examines this emerging area of textile research including a brief history and industry overview Assesses the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing Summarises requirements for smart textiles from both health and performance perspectives

Age friendly Cities and Communities

Age friendly Cities and Communities
Author: Buffel, Tine,Handler, Sophie,Chris Phillipson
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 1447331311
ISBN 13: 9781447331315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age friendly Cities and Communities Book Review:

This important book provides a comprehensive survey of different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.

Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities

Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities
Author: Hussein T. Mouftah,Melike Erol-Kantarci,Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN 10: 1119360080
ISBN 13: 9781119360087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities Book Review:

With the increasing worldwide trend in population migration into urban centers, we are beginning to see the emergence of the kinds of mega-cities which were once the stuff of science fiction. It is clear to most urban planners and developers that accommodating the needs of the tens of millions of inhabitants of those megalopolises in an orderly and uninterrupted manner will require the seamless integration of and real-time monitoring and response services for public utilities and transportation systems. Part speculative look into the future of the world’s urban centers, part technical blueprint, this visionary book helps lay the groundwork for the communication networks and services on which tomorrow’s “smart cities” will run. Written by a uniquely well-qualified author team, this book provides detailed insights into the technical requirements for the wireless sensor and actuator networks required to make smart cities a reality.