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.
This paper “A City Is a Data Pool: Blockchains and the Crypto-City” by Jason Potts, Ellie Rennie and Jake Goldenfein provides a framework for understanding how a disruptive technology like blockchain may impact on cities and their residents. According to the authors, the Crypto-City is a stage beyond what is called the Smart City, as the consequences of adopting blockchain can lead to structural changes to economic and political institutions.
This article, by Simon Elias Bibri and John Krogstie, entitled “Smart sustainable cities of the future: An extensive interdisciplinary literature review” provides an overview of existing approaches from various scientific fields related to smart and sustainable cities. It is published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society by Elsevier.