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

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 Cugurullo,Federico Caprotti
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780815348689
ISBN 13: 0815348681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Smart Cities Book Review:

Introduction: situating smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Grounding and contextualising -- Realising smart cities : partnerships and economic development in the emergence and practices of smart in Newcastle, Australia / Robyn Dowling, Pauline McGuirk and Sophia Maalsen -- Dissecting the frankenstein city : an examination of smart urbanism in Hong Kong / Federico Cugurullo -- Ordinary Chinese smart cities: the case of Wuhan / Robert Cowley, Federico Caprotti, Michele Ferretti and Chen Zhong -- The free zone and smart-global urbanization in Philadelphia / Alan Wiig -- Integrating and aligning -- Actually-existing smart Dublin : exploring smart city development in history and context / Rob Kitchin, Claudio Coletta and Liam Heaphy -- Smart cities as strategic actors : insights from eu lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm, and Nottingham / Håvard Haarstad and Marikken W. Wathne -- Smart goes green : digitalising environmental agendas in Bristol and Manchester / Kerry Burton, Andrew Karvonen and Federico Caprotti -- Smart urbanism and the visibility and reconfiguration of infrastructure and public action in the French cities of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Nice / Marie Veltz, Jonathan Rutherford and Antoine Picon -- The transnational smart city as urban eco-modernisation : the case of masdar city in Abu Dhabi / Federico Cugurullo and Davide Ponzini -- Contradicting and challenging -- Acknowledging the idiot in the smart city : experimentation and citizenship in the making of a low-carbon district in Santiago de Chile / Martín Tironi and Matías Valderrama -- A smart equivocation: co-laboration and subsidiarity in Munich's smart city consortium / Ignacio Farías and Claudia Mendes -- Parramatta smart city and the quest to build Australia's next great city / Sarah Barns and Andrea Pollio -- From participation to startup urbanisation? : re-situating open data in Lisbon / Luís Carvalho and Mário Vale -- experiencing and encountering -- Barcelona : from corporate smart city to technological sovereignty / Hug March and Ramon Ribera-Fumaz -- Smart innovation at the margins : learning from Cape Town and Kibera / Nancy Odendaal -- Innovating for an aging society : insights from two Japanese smart cities / Gregory Trencher and Andrew Karvonen -- Life in smart Seoul : the female factor / Sofia Shwayri -- Conclusions: the long and unsettled future of smart cities / Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo and Federico Caprotti -- Index

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: 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 Cities and Homes

Smart Cities and Homes
Author: Mohammad S Obaidat,Petros Nicopolitidis
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128034637
ISBN 13: 9780128034637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Homes Book Review:

Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples. Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more. This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes. Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change. Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography

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

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

The Emergence of a Modern City

The Emergence of a Modern City
Author: Dr Henriette Steiner
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-28
ISBN 10: 147241327X
ISBN 13: 9781472413277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of a Modern City Book Review:

This book is an exploration of how urban life in Copenhagen, in the period known as the Golden Age (c. 1800 to 1850), was experienced and structured socially, institutionally, and architecturally. It draws on a broad historical source material - spanning urban anecdotes, biography, philosophy, literature, and visual culture - to do so. The book argues that Copenhagen emerged as a modern city at this time, despite the fact that the Golden Age never witnessed the appearance of the main characteristics of the modernisation of cities associated with industrialisation, such as street lighting, sewer systems, and railroads. The book outlines the historical and topographical context of Copenhagen in the Golden Age with a special focus on the works of the most prominent architect of the period, C.F. Hansen. The characterisation of the city is complemented by investigations into writings of three citizens: the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the novelist Thomasine Gyllembourg, and the criminal Ole Kollerød, who all take an interest in the city's institutional and urban structures as well as their own place in it. From these different sources, a picture is painted of urban life and thought at a time when the city began to take on characteristics of ambiguity and alienation in European thinking, while at the same time the city itself retained some pre-modern motifs of a symbolic order. This transformation is set in a larger process of cultural re-orientation, from traditional Baroque culture to what might be termed Romantic culture. The book reconsiders the significance of this transformation for the emergent order of the modern European city in the nineteenth century and thus of the very foundation on which our own urban culture rests.

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.

A World in Emergence

A World in Emergence
Author: Allen J. Scott
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781009317
ISBN 13: 9781781009314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World in Emergence Book Review:

ÔThis is vintage Allen Scott, but also a tour dÕhorizon of the state of urban studies, 2012, by one of its foremost global practitioners: compulsory reading.Õ Ð Peter Hall, University College London, UK ÔIn this book, Allen Scott enriches his longstanding research into the ways in which city-regions function as the main economic engines of global capitalism. The end result is a seminal synthesis of how city-regions are increasingly enchained with one another in intensifying relations of competition and cooperation, and is a must-read for students and scholars alike.Õ Ð Ben Derudder, Monash University, Australia and Ghent University, Belgium ÔScottÕs book is a remarkable treatment of the emerging global economy, weaving together the frontiers of technology and the ways in which labor is managed and surplus created with the cities of tomorrow. His book challenges conventional notions of the Òglobal cityÓ to provide a more nuanced account of the ways in which the emerging culturalÐcognitive economy of the 21st century is producing urban landscapes. His conception of the city of tomorrow is informed by deep knowledge of the contemporary city around the world and provides the reader with the conceptual building blocks to re-frame how we think about urbanization now and in the future.Õ Ð Gordon L. Clark, University of Oxford, UK This innovative volume offers an in-depth analysis of the many ways in which new forms of capitalism in the 21st century are affecting and altering the processes of urbanization. Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalismÕs increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation. Professors and students in areas such as geography, urban planning, sociology, and economics will find much to admire in this pioneering volume, as will journalists, policy-makers, and other professionals with an interest in urban studies.

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

Sharing Cities

Sharing Cities
Author: Duncan McLaren,Julian Agyeman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN 10: 0262029723
ISBN 13: 9780262029728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Cities Book Review:

How cities can build on the "sharing economy" and smart technology to deliver a "sharing paradigm" that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.

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.

Emergence

Emergence
Author: Marc-David L. Seidel,Henrich R. Greve
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 1787143139
ISBN 13: 9781787143135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergence Book Review:

The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and growth to form initial structures and practices.

The Emergence of Biophilic Design

The Emergence of Biophilic Design
Author: Jana Söderlund
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 3030298132
ISBN 13: 9783030298135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Biophilic Design Book Review:

This book addresses the emergence of biophilic design, a form of design that looks at people’s intrinsic connection with nature. There is no denying that biophilic design is rapidly expanding globally as an effective response to pressing issues in urban areas and built environments. From being a term few had heard of in 2012, when the author’s research began, to one that is currently trending in a broad range of disciplines, the story of its emergence has never been properly told. The story of the emergence of biophilic design is the story of a social movement and how a gathering of people with a common interest and passion can spark a global trend. The book and the stories within are not only engaging but also informative and educational, offering readers an in-depth understanding of what biophilic design is all about, and how to promote its implementation in their own built environment. Hopefully, they will inspire people to act, to campaign and to implement initiatives in their urban environment, with the confidence that they are capable of making a difference. The author spent three years researching the emergence of biophilic design, and why and how it was driven by certain people who championed the concept. Part of the author’s research involved a three-month tour of ten North American cities, during which she interviewed 26 key players. These people ranged from community leaders, landscape architects, and academics, to the CEOs of NGOs and government leaders. The result is a collection of stories that illustrate the evolution of biophilic design, and how it was frequently born from a passion for, belief in and love of nature, as well as a response to an urban crisis.

The Emergence of the South African Metropolis

The Emergence of the South African Metropolis
Author: Vivian Bickford-Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN 10: 1107002931
ISBN 13: 9781107002937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of the South African Metropolis Book Review:

A pioneering account of how South Africa's three leading cities were fashioned, experienced, promoted and perceived.

Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand (Open Access)

Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand (Open Access)
Author: Kirsten E.H. Jenkins,Debbie Hopkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN 10: 1351127241
ISBN 13: 9781351127240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand (Open Access) Book Review:

Meeting the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement and limiting global temperature increases to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels demands rapid reductions in global carbon dioxide emissions. Reducing energy demand has a central role in achieving this goal, but existing policy initiatives have been largely incremental in terms of the technological and behavioural changes they encourage. Against this background, this book develops a sociotechnical approach to the challenge of reducing energy demand and illustrates this with a number of empirical case studies from the United Kingdom. In doing so, it explores the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations, including electric vehicles and smart meters. The book has the dual aim of improving the academic understanding of sociotechnical transitions and energy demand and providing practical recommendations for public policy. Combining an impressive range of contributions from key thinkers in the field, this book will be of great interest to energy students, scholars and decision-makers.

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future
Author: Simon Elias Bibri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2018-02-24
ISBN 10: 3319739816
ISBN 13: 9783319739816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future Book Review:

This book is intended to help explore the field of smart sustainable cities in its complexity, heterogeneity, and breadth, the many faces of a topical subject of major importance for the future that encompasses so much of modern urban life in an increasingly computerized and urbanized world. Indeed, sustainable urban development is currently at the center of debate in light of several ICT visions becoming achievable and deployable computing paradigms, and shaping the way cities will evolve in the future and thus tackle complex challenges. This book integrates computer science, data science, complexity science, sustainability science, system thinking, and urban planning and design. As such, it contains innovative computer–based and data–analytic research on smart sustainable cities as complex and dynamic systems. It provides applied theoretical contributions fostering a better understanding of such systems and the synergistic relationships between the underlying physical and informational landscapes. It offers contributions pertaining to the ongoing development of computer–based and data science technologies for the processing, analysis, management, modeling, and simulation of big and context data and the associated applicability to urban systems that will advance different aspects of sustainability. This book seeks to explicitly bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors, and to focus on big data analytics and context-aware computing specifically. In doing so, it amalgamates the design concepts and planning principles of sustainable urban forms with the novel applications of ICT of ubiquitous computing to primarily advance sustainability. Its strength lies in combining big data and context–aware technologies and their novel applications for the sheer purpose of harnessing and leveraging the disruptive and synergetic effects of ICT on forms of city planning that are required for future forms of sustainable development. This is because the effects of such technologies reinforce one another as to their efforts for transforming urban life in a sustainable way by integrating data–centric and context–aware solutions for enhancing urban systems and facilitating coordination among urban domains. This timely and comprehensive book is aimed at a wide audience across science, academia industry, and policymaking. It provides the necessary material to inform relevant research communities of the state–of–the–art research and the latest development in the area of smart sustainable urban development, as well as a valuable reference for planners, designers, strategists, and ICT experts who are working towards the development and implementation of smart sustainable cities based on big data analytics and context–aware computing.