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Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements

Smart Economy in Smart Cities

International Collaborative Research: Ottawa, St.Louis, Stuttgart, Bologna, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos, New Delhi, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Kozhikode, Hong Kong

Editors: Vinod Kumar, T. M. (Ed.)

  • Highlights studies to show how smart cities generate urban economic development
  • Uses case studies to explain how smart economies change urban spatial systems
  • Highlights how a smart city benefits from less bureaucracy, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions
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The present book highlights studies that show how smart cities promote urban economic development. The book surveys the state of the art of Smart City Economic Development through a literature survey. The book uses 13 in depth city research case studies in 10 countries such as the North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to explain how a smart economy changes the urban spatial system and vice versa. This book focuses on exploratory city studies in different countries, which investigate how urban spatial systems adapt to the specific needs of smart urban economy. The theory of smart city economic development is not yet entirely understood and applied in metropolitan regional plans. Smart urban economies are largely the result of the influence of ICT applications on all aspects of urban economy, which in turn changes the land-use system. It points out that the dynamics of smart city GDP creation takes ‘different paths,’ which need further empirical study, hypothesis testing and mathematical modelling. Although there are hypotheses on how smart cities generate wealth and social benefits for nations, there are no significant empirical studies available on how they generate urban economic development through urban spatial adaptation.  This book with 13 cities research studies is one attempt to fill in the gap in knowledge base.   

About the authors

Professor T. M. Vinod Kumar have 43 years of professional experience and had specialised in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Infrastructure, Urban Environmental Management, Application of GIS in Urban Planning, Models  in Planning , Urban Design and Smart Cities. He has vast consultancy experience all over India on urban and rural development, infrastructure, tourism, health care and in Malaysia on New Town Planning and Development, City centre and housing planning and Structure Plan. He has worked in Bhutan, China, Pakistan, Nepal and India for Energy for Mountain Development Program of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development as Regional Program Coordinator. Academically he has worked in the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi as Professor, Head of Department Urban Planning, Head of Centre for Analysis and Systems Studies, Head Centre for Urban Studies and finally Dean of Studies of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He also worked as Planner-Engineer with the Ford Foundation; India. He was visiting Professor at Bandung Institute of Technology Indonesia, and now in National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He is author of many books and journal articles and Project Manager for many consulting projects in India and abroad.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Smart Economy in Smart Cities

    Vinod Kumar, T. M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-76

  • Ottawa: Rise of a Smart Community

    Gander, Barry (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

  • Ottawa: Rewards for a Smart City in a Global Innovation Economy

    Gander, Barry (et al.)

    Pages 109-128

  • Ottawa: Leaders’ Views on Innovation and the Smart Community

    Gander, Barry (et al.)

    Pages 129-156

  • Seizing the Initiative

    Gander, Barry (et al.)

    Pages 157-167

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1610-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1608-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Economy in Smart Cities
Book Subtitle
International Collaborative Research: Ottawa, St.Louis, Stuttgart, Bologna, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos, New Delhi, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Kozhikode, Hong Kong
Editors
  • T. M. Vinod Kumar
Series Title
Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1610-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1610-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1608-0
Series ISSN
2198-2546
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 1086
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 308 illustrations in colour
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