There still isn’t much of a consensus on how to define the term “smart city.” Most explanations of the term, however, describe using information
Prepared by a network of experts from more than a dozen countries in an open, collaborative and consensus-building manner, the report aims to be a playbook for government officials, civil society and business leaders. Envisioned as a living resource, the intention is to add new case studies over time as other countries share their experiences with national digital policies.
The governments of the Gulf region states are investing heavily on smart cities, as their IT budgets have been shifting focus from the oil industry to other fields, and they are eager to showcase their capabilities to the world.
The Newcastle Smart City Strategy (2017-2021) is a four-year framework outlining the key priorities and actions to be delivered by Council in its commitment to leading Newcastle’s transition to a smart and innovative city. The council’s aim has been to develop a roadmap for creating a smarter and more innovative Newcastle and Hunter Region, Australia and to maximise opportunities as they are presented in sectors including technology, advanced manufacturing, the digital economy and the creative industries.
This white paper, produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, focuses on providing an important step towards enabling collaboration and solving challenges faced through the web, as well as increasing public and key stakeholder understanding of how the individual components of the system work. A considerable body of literature exists on the social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
During the last decade or so, as the notion of the Smart City became more and more popular, there is a transformation in how some cities manifest the concept. Overall, there seem to have been three distinct phases of how cities have embraced technology and development, moving from tech-company driven, to city government driven, to, finally, citizen driven. In this time, some cities moved from one phase to another linearly, while others have been stuck in one throughout their experiments with smart cities.
Contemporary cities cannot be thought of and defined as static systems, as they were in the past, with a few urban functions. New parameters must now be considered together to plan how to reach the desired urban smartness (energy, mobility, waste…). This research provides a new framework and tools an methodologies to measure the impact of Smart Cities. The book has been edited by E. R. Sanseverino, R. R. Sanseverino, V. Vaccaro and G. Zizzo.