New book: Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era
Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action. The book was edited by Nicos Komninos, Director, URENIO Research and Christina Kakderi, Department of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Separated into three parts, the book moves from looking at the academic establishment of the smart city paradigm as an advanced system of innovation, to focusing on major technologies and the governance of smart cities. Chapters explore other sources of intelligence available in cities within both institutions and platforms, including human intelligence, innovation, and collective intelligence, with insights on how to combine algorithmic logic in these areas of competence to become much more effective.
Offering a crucial understanding of how cities and regions can adopt the smart city paradigm, this book will be a useful read for policy-makers and stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of smart city strategies. Urban studies and planning scholars, post graduate students, as well as those researching the built environment, will benefit from the blend of theoretical and practical knowledge offered in the book.
- Smart cities beyond algorithmic logic: digital platforms, user
engagement and data science
Nicos Komninos, Anastasia Panori and Christina Kakderi
PART I SMART CITIES, ALGORITHMIC LOGIC AND THE QUEST FOR INTELLIGENCE
2. The current status of smart city research: exposing the division
Luca Mora, Alasdair Reid and Margarita Angelidou
3. Towards an algorithmic city: transformation in politics, governance and service provision
4. Shaping ecosystems for collaborative innovation towards fostering urban and regional development
5. The creation of city smartness: architectures of intelligence in smart cities and smart ecosystems
Nicos Komninos and Anastasia Panori
PART II SMART CITIES AT THE CROSSROADS OF IOT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND DATA SCIENCE
6. Cloud, network and sensing in a smart city: toward a cloud of meshed cooperative heterogeneous things
Valeria Loscri, Nathalie Mitton and Riccardo Petrolo
7. City dynamics tracking based on citizens’ data and sensing analytics
Athena Vakali and Vaia Moustaka
8. Moving from e-Gov to we-Gov and beyond: a blockchain framework for the digital transformation of cities
Ioannis Tsampoulatidis, Dimitrios Bechtsis and Ioannis Kompatsiaris
9. A world of data: Underworlds and health challenges in the age of smart cities
Snoweria Zhang, Fábio Duarte and Carlo Ratti
PART III SMART CITIES, PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS
10. Exploring the relationship between smart cities and spatial planning: star cases and typologies
Margarita Angelidou and Luca Mora
11. Social policy in smart cities: the forgotten dimension
Akın Özdemir, Karima Kourtit and Peter Nijkamp
12. Smart cities, ‘sharing’ and platform impact
13. Smart cities and vision zero: common ground for a generic vision zero methodology
The book was edited by Nicos Komninos, Director, URENIO Research and Christina Kakderi, Department of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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