Black & Veatch just released 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report. The report explores the current landscape of smart city efforts, as 2017 marked an inflection point for initiatives around the world. The report finds that Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about costs. Bold advances in data analytics, electric transportation and next-generation communications systems are propelling smart city development, while creative financing strategies challenge old notions about massive upfront investments.
Posts Tagged ‘Smart cities’
URENIO Research published an article that explores the potential contribution of smart city applications to sustainable urban development, and more specifically to environmental sustainability. Through an in-depth investigation of applications hosted on the Intelligent City Software and Solutions repository (ICOS), the paper identifies under-researched and under-exploited fields of smart city applications that could be opportunities to attain the “zero vision” objectives.
Martijn de Waal and Marloes Dignum have recently published an article entitled “The citizen in the smart city. How the smart city could transform citizenship” in the journal of it – Information Technology. The article explores the relation between smart cities and citizenship through the introduction of an heuristic sheme that includes (1) the Control Room, (2) the Creative City and (3) the Smart Citizens.
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.
This research entitled “Addressing big data challenges in smart cities: a systematic literature review” by Sumedha Chauhan, Neetima Agarwal, Arpan Kumar Kar, is focused on discovering the approaches to deal with challenges associated with Big Data in smart cities. To do so, a systematic literature review was conducted to identify such challenges and potential strategies or solutions to deal with Big Data challenges. The results of this paper contribute valuable information to the Big Data practitioners by illustrating the process of effective management of Big Data in smart cities.
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.