This article seeks to answer a series of conceptual questions related to smart city, such as what are its main characteristics, in what aspects people label some cities as smart etc, in order to conceptualize smart city for both academics and practitioners who use this concept.
Smart cities have the potential to save residents up to 125 hours every year, according to a study conducted by Juniper Research for Intel. If cities across the globe adopt and deploy smart city technology and services, people can spend more time on vacation, exercising and feeling less depressed and anxious.
The Agile Governance: Reimagining Policy-making in the Fourth Industrial Revolution white paper, published by the World Economic forum, tries to investigate the ways in which forth industrial revolution affect policy-making cycles. Given that emerging technologies scale up much quicker than in previous industrial revolutions, irrespective of whether we develop new governance systems to manage them, it is essential to act towards shaping the impact of technologically driven systems for a shared vision.
Smart cities usually rely on digital innovation to create the biggest impact with the smallest digital insert. While this is a crucial part of what makes smart cities ‘smart’, this reasoning is mostly based on assumptions, and, there are other components at work as well.
This report, published by Deloitte, introduces a new framework for helping cities apply smart city strategies. This describes the main domains that support smart city objectives, sets the key elements to build the right foundation of a smart city and explores the role of technology in building smart city solutions.
The 2018 World Happiness Report is published by the Global Happiness Council (GHC), a new global network of leading academic specialists in happiness and key practictioners in areas like psychology, economics, urban planning etc. Their report contains practical solutions for governments and cities interested in boosting wellbeing.