The Open Access Journal Urban Planning has published a special issue related to the topic of smart cities, and more specifically related to the aspect of infrastructure and information. It contains one editorial and three articles that present different smart cities solutions implemented in real-case scenarios. The editors of the special issue are Soora Rasouli, Harry Timmermans and Dujuan Yang.
This paper by Nicos Komninos and Luca Mora (2018) examines how the smart city research field and its intellectual structure has evolved over time. Its purpose is to provide researchers involved in construction of its intellectual structure with knowledge that encompasses this field of study, and suggest future directions of research.
As part of the dissemination processes, the Online-S3 project consortium attended the 10th ICEIRD Conference in Thessaloniki. The main aim of the conference was to explore the importance of universities, industry and government on how to promote innovation-led growth. The conference was structured around three tracks concerned with researching, co-producing and commercializing university-industry links. This conference offered an opportunity for Online-S3 to disseminate the project’s initial findings with other key stakeholders in the field of Smart Specialisation.
The aim of this article is to outline the emergence of alternative Smart Urbanism (SU) by charting approaches in radically different contexts. Authors argue that an alternative SU must embark on a dialogue that brings together seemingly unlikely combinations in the city, meaning place-based, experiential and largely neglected urban knowledges of residents in precarious contexts. Using two case studies regarding slum mapping and mental health, the authors attempt to suggest alternative forms of smart urbanism.
This article aims to highlight central challenges faced by planners of smart cities, integrated with ICT, providing a framework to assess the impact of ICT on the form and function of cities, through its effect on people’s spatial behavior patterns. It demonstrates that the ability to simulate individual agents’ behavior through Agent-Based Models (ABM) and how it is affected by enhanced spatial awareness facilitated by ICT, could result in a new understanding of how a city is used, making visible less predictable use patterns and contributing to a more accountable design of urban form and function by planners.
This book provides an in-depth analysis of key issues in the development of smart city technologies and delivers a conceptual framework for a smart city implementation plan. It is divided into broad topical sections including Vision & Reality, Technology & Architecture, Transportation Considerations and Infrastructure & Environment. It has been edited by Stan McClellan,Jesus A. Jimenez and George Koutitas and it has been published by Springer.
Sustainable development of smart cities: a systematic review of the literature, written by Evelin Priscila Trindade, Marcus Phoebe Farias Hinnig, Eduardo Moreira da Costa, Jamile Sabatini Marques, Rogério Cid Bastos and Tan Yigitcanlar, is an open access article exploring the relationship between the concepts of sustainable urban development and smart cities. Through a thorough review of the literature, they analyse 25 scientific articles that involve both the terms smart city and environmental sustainability, identifying any kind of models, frameworks or tools that these articles present.