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Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities

Rodríguez-Bolívar, Manuel Pedro (Ed.)

2015, Approx. 350 p. 50 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Analyzes the theoretical foundations of Smart Cities regarding their concept and dimensions within a governmental context
  • Focuses on how e-government projects could be addressed to improve Smart Cities’ development and why similar e-government initiatives obtain different outcomes under different contexts
  • Investigates motives of public managers and politicians undertaking actions to promote Smart Cities’ development
There has been much attention paid to the idea of Smart Cities as researchers have sought to define and characterize the main aspects of the concept, including the role of creative industries in urban growth, the importance of social capital in urban development, and the role of urban sustainability. This book develops a critical view of the Smart City concept, the incentives and role of governments in promoting the development of Smart Cities and the analysis of experiences of e-government projects addressed to enhance Smart Cities. This book further analyzes the perceptions of stakeholders, such as public managers or politicians, regarding the incentives and role of governments in Smart Cities and the critical analysis of e-government projects to promote Smart Cities’ development, making the book valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts in understanding the role of government to enhance Smart Cities’ projects.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Creative industries - E-Government - Geography - Smart cities - Sustainable development - Urban growth

Related subjects » Innovation - Technology Management - Regional / Spatial Science

Table of contents 

Foreword.- Preface (by a well-known author on e-government).- List of contributors.- List of reviewers.- Contents (Index).- Introduction.- Part I. Theoretical Foundations of Smart Cities. Literature Review.- Part II. Dimensions of Smart Cities under the Governmental Context.- Part III. The incentives and role of Governments in promoting Smart Cities’ projects.- Part IV. Case studies on e-government projects to enhance Smart Cities’ development.- Conclusions and future research.

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