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

Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities

Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities
Author: Uttam Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030720659
ISBN 13: 9783030720650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Active Electrical Distribution Network

Active Electrical Distribution Network
Author: Baseem Khan,Josep M. Guerrero,Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban,Hassan Haes Alhelou,Om P. Mahela,Sudeep Tanwar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN 10: 1119599512
ISBN 13: 9781119599517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Electrical Distribution Network Book Review:

ACTIVE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK Discover the major issues, solutions, techniques, and applications of active electrical distribution networks with this edited resource Active Electrical Distribution Network: A Smart Approach delivers a comprehensive and insightful guide dedicated to addressing the major issues affecting an often-overlooked sector of the electrical industry: electrical distribution. The book discusses in detail a variety of challenges facing the smart electrical distribution network and presents a detailed framework to address these challenges with renewable energy integration. The book offers readers fulsome analyses of active distribution networks for smart grids, as well as active control approached for distributed generation, electric vehicle technology, smart metering systems, smart monitoring devices, smart management systems, and various storage systems. It provides a treatment of the analysis, modeling, and implementation of active electrical distribution systems and an exploration of the ways professionals and researchers from academia and industry attempt to meet the significant challenges facing them. From smart home energy management systems to approaches for the reconfiguration of active distribution networks with renewable energy integration, readers will also enjoy: A thorough introduction to electrical distribution networks, including conventional and smart networks An exploration of various existing issues related to the electrical distribution network An examination of the importance of harmonics mitigation in smart distribution networks, including active filters A treatment of reactive power compensation under smart distribution networks, including techniques like capacitor banks and smart devices An analysis of smart distribution network reliability assessment and enhancement Perfect for professionals, scientists, technologists, developers, designers, and researchers in smart grid technologies, security, and information technology, Active Electrical Distribution Network: A Smart Approach will also earn a place in the libraries of policy and administration professionals, as well as those involved with electric utilities, electric policy development, and regulating authorities.

Smart Cities and the UN SDGs

Smart Cities and the UN SDGs
Author: Anna Visvizi,Raquel Perez del Hoyo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN 10: 0323859186
ISBN 13: 9780323859189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and the UN SDGs Book Review:

Smart Cities and the UN's SDGs explores how smart cities initiatives intersect with the global goal of making urbanization inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. Topics explored include digital governance, e-democracy, health care access, public-private partnerships, well-being, and more. Examining smart cities concepts, tools, strategies, and obstacles and their applicability to sustainability, the book exposes key structural problems that cities face and how the imperative of sustainability can bypass them. It shows how smart city technological innovation can boost citizens' well-being, serving as a key reference for those seeking to make sense of the issues and challenges of smart cities and SDGs. Includes numerous case studies from around the world Features interdisciplinary insights from academic and practitioner experts Offers an extensive literature review

Creating Smart Cities

Creating Smart Cities
Author: Claudio Coletta,Leighton Evans,Liam Heaphy,Rob Kitchin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN 10: 1351182390
ISBN 13: 9781351182393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Smart Cities Book Review:

In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency, sustainability, resilience, competitiveness, safety and security – critics point to the negative effects, such as the production of technocratic governance, the corporatization of urban services, technological lock-ins, privacy harms and vulnerability to cyberattack. This book, through a range of international case studies, suggests social, political and practical interventions that would enable more equitable and just smart cities, reaping the benefits of smart city initiatives while minimizing some of their perils. Included are case studies from Ireland, the United States of America, Colombia, the Netherlands, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom. These chapters discuss a range of issues including political economy, citizenship, standards, testbedding, urban regeneration, ethics, surveillance, privacy and cybersecurity. This book will be of interest to urban policymakers, as well as researchers in Regional Studies and Urban Planning.

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow
Author: Joseph N. Pelton,Indu B. Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 3319958224
ISBN 13: 9783319958224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow Book Review:

Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow. Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as “smart cities.” These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, “the Cloud,” automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way. Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.

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

Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies

Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies
Author: Tommi Inkinen,Tan Yigitcanlar,Mark Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 100032950X
ISBN 13: 9781000329506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies Book Review:

Over the past decade smart urban technologies have begun to blanket our cities, forming the backbone of a large intelligent infrastructure. Along with this development, dissemination of the smart cities ideology has had a significant imprint on urban planning and development. Smart Cities and Innovative Urban Technologies focuses on the concepts of smart cities and innovative urban technologies. It contains research that provides insight into spatial formations of information and communication technologies, and knowledge production practices from various perspectives—including analyses of public and private sectors together with NGOs and other stakeholders. It provides a state-of-the-art analysis from multidisciplinary point-of-view in urban studies. Contributions in this edited volume include theoretical developments as well as empirical analyses. This book will be of great use to various audiences including academics as well as practitioners, spatial developers, planners, and public administrators in order to increase understanding of the dynamics and factors effecting smart cities conceptual maturation and their physical emergence. Information generated in these chapters, particularly regarding the challenges and obstacles of smart cities and innovative urban technologies, are intended to be of benefit to the key local actors in making decision in their cities or/and peripheral locations. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology.

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 Smart Enough City

The Smart Enough City
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: Strong Ideas
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0262538962
ISBN 13: 9780262538961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Enough City Book Review:

Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban Utopias. But in The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology. In a technology-centric smart city, self-driving cars have the run of downtown and force out pedestrians, civic engagement is limited to requesting services through an app, police use algorithms to justify and perpetuate racist practices, and governments and private companies surveil public space to control behavior. He proposes instead that cities strive to be "smart enough," employing technology to be livable, democratic, just, responsible, and innovative. By recognizing the complexity of urban life rather than merely seeing the city as something to optimize, these smart enough cities successfully incorporate technology into a holistic vision of justice and equity. Book jacket.

Global Liveable And Smart Cities Index Ranking Analysis Simulation And Policy Evaluation

Global Liveable And Smart Cities Index  Ranking Analysis  Simulation And Policy Evaluation
Author: Khee Giap Tan,Tao Oei Lim,Yanjiang Zhang,Isaac Yang En Tan
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 9811211566
ISBN 13: 9789811211560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Liveable And Smart Cities Index Ranking Analysis Simulation And Policy Evaluation Book Review:

A rising proportion of the global population are moving to cities in search of a better standard of living. However, although urbanisation has its benefits, unchecked urbanisation can lead to a host of challenges, such as congestion and limited access to public services. As such, the concept of urban liveability has been garnering more attention from policymakers and academics who are interested in mitigating the negative effects of urbanisation.In this context, the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) has released the 2018 Global Liveable and Smart Cities Index (GLSCI), the third in its series of liveability indices. The GLSCI attempts to measure the liveability of an average resident in a city. More importantly, this year's edition has added considerations to the concept of smart cities and the role that these technologies can play in augmenting the liveability of a city's residents. It also builds on ACI's past liveability indices by expanding the number of cities in the index to 78, notably with African cities for the first time. In addition, this book includes two case studies on liveability. The first one concerns the relationship between a city's liveability, smartness, connectivity, and agglomeration, while the other is a case study on the 99-year lease of public housing in Singapore.

Smart Cities Technologies

Smart Cities Technologies
Author: Ivan Nunes Da Silva,Rogério Andrade Flauzino
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-12-07
ISBN 10: 9535128078
ISBN 13: 9789535128076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Technologies Book Review:

What are smart cities? What are their purposes? What are the impacts resulting from their implementations? With these questions in mind, this book is compiled with the primary concern of answering readers with different profiles; from those interested in acquiring basic knowledge about the various topics surrounding the subject related to smart cities, to those who are more motivated by knowing the technical elements and the technological apparatus involving this theme. This book audience is multidisciplinary, as it will be confirmed by the various chapters addressed here. It explores different knowledge areas, such as electric power systems, signal processing, telecommunications, electronics, systems optimization, computational intelligence, real-time systems, renewable energy systems, and information systems.

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

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

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

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

Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning

Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning
Author: Sandro Fabbro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 3319163965
ISBN 13: 9783319163963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning Book Review:

Based on the work of Poly5, or the Mediterranean Corridor, mega-transport infrastructure project, this ground-breaking reference explains how and why traditional top-down government-defined transport planning policies are failing, due to their tendency to eschew acknowledgement of profoundly multifarious local and regional issues. The authors use cognitive reports from the Mediterranean Corridor experience as a learning platform, unpacking the tangled sources of the challenges faced to find firm ground from which to embark upon future projects. They propose the replacement of the current fragmented and unbalanced implementation efforts across various territories with a bottom-up, holistic, inclusive approach in which individual territories and regions have buy-in from the outset, a chance to bring their strengths to bear on the broader infrastructural planning, an ongoing communication channel to report and tackle difficulties and clear, strategic directives to drive sustainable future growth of environmentally desirable and practical mega-transport systems.

Distributed Computer and Communication Networks

Distributed Computer and Communication Networks
Author: Vladimir M. Vishnevskiy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030664716
ISBN 13: 9783030664718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Untangling Smart Cities

Untangling Smart Cities
Author: Mark Deakin,Luca Mora
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128154772
ISBN 13: 9780128154779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untangling Smart Cities Book Review:

Untangling Smart Cities: From Theory to Practice helps all key stakeholders understand the complex and often conflicting nature of smart city research, offering valuable insights for designing and implementing strategies to improve the smart city decision-making processes. The book drives the reader to a better theoretical and practical comprehension of smart city development, beginning with a thorough and systematic analysis of the research literature published to date. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire smart city knowledge domain, revealing a deeply rooted division in its cognitive-epistemological structure as identified by bibliometric insights. Untangling Smart Cities fills the knowledge gap between theory and practice using case study research, with empirical evidence drawn from cities considered leaders in innovative smart city practices. An invaluable contribution to the growing scientific literature, Untangling Smart Cities provides an accurate and deep understanding of the strategic principles driving smart city development. Provides clarity on the smart city concepts and strategies Provides a systematic literature analysis on the state-of-the-art of Smart Cities research using bibliometrics combined with practical application to guide smart systems implementation Offers a comprehensive and systematic analysis of Smart Cities research produced during its first three decades, driven by statistical analysis techniques Generates a strong connection between theory and practice by providing the scientific knowledge necessary to approach the complex nature of Smart Cities sourced from the analysis of actual best practices Documents five main development pathways for smart cities development, serving the needs of city managers and policy makers with concrete advice and guidance

AI Based Services for Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure

AI Based Services for Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure
Author: Lyu, Kangjuan,Hu, Min,Du, Juan,Sugumaran, Vijayan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN 10: 1799850250
ISBN 13: 9781799850250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AI Based Services for Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure Book Review:

Cities are the next frontier for artificial intelligence to permeate. As smart urban environments become possible, probable, and even preferred, artificial intelligence offers the chance for even further advancement through infrastructure and industry boosting. Opportunity overflows, but without thorough research to guide a complicated development and implementation process, urban environments can become disorganized and outright dangerous for citizens. AI-Based Services for Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure is a collection of innovative research that explores artificial intelligence (AI) applications in urban planning. In addition, the book looks at how the internet of things and AI can work together to enable a real smart city and discusses state-of-the-art techniques in urban infrastructure design, construction, operation, maintenance, and management. While highlighting a broad range of topics including construction management, public transportation, and smart agriculture, this book is ideally designed for engineers, entrepreneurs, urban planners, architects, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities
Author: Henrique Santos,Gabriela Viale Pereira,Matthias Budde,Sérgio F. Lopes,Predrag Nikolic
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN 10: 3030510050
ISBN 13: 9783030510053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Annual Smart City 360° Summit, held in Braga, Portugal, in December 2019. The volume combines selected papers of four conferences, namely IoT in Urban Space, Urb-IoT 2019, Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities, SmartGov 2019, Sensor Systems and Software, S-Cube 2019, and Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Intetain 2019. The 5 keynote and 32 conference papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 113 submissions and present results of multidisciplinary scientific and industry collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems Smart Cities. As such, the main goals are to promote quality of life, work conditions, mobility and sustainability.

The Hackable City

The Hackable City
Author: Michiel De Lange,Martijn de Waal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 9811326940
ISBN 13: 9789811326943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hackable City Book Review:

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes, as well as issues of governance and institutional policymaking.

Smart Urban Development

Smart Urban Development
Author: Vito Bobek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN 10: 178985041X
ISBN 13: 9781789850413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Development Book Review:

Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.