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Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

How Smart Is Your City?

Technological Innovation, Ethics and Inclusiveness

Editors: Aldinhas Ferreira, Maria Isabel (Ed.)

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  • Presents the concept of smart city in correspondence to a wise and sustainable approach where the well-being of the common citizen whatever their age or physical status is a priority
  • Follows a multidisciplinary approach adopting a people-centred, age- gender- and culture-responsive stance to urban development and technological innovation
  • Aims to contribute to the definition of urban ecosystems that are driven by the citizens’ collective and individual well-being, respecting human rights in a process where no one can “be left behind”
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This book focuses on the potential benefits that the so-called smart technologies have been bringing to the urban reality and to the management and governance of the city, simultaneously highlighting the necessity for its responsible and ethically guided deployment, respecting essential humanistic values.

The urban ecosystem has been, in the last decades, the locus to where the most advanced forms of technological innovation converge, creating intelligent management platforms meant to produce models of energy, water consumption, mobility/transportation, waste management and efficient cities.

Due to the coincidence of the punctual overlap of its own genesis with the pandemics outbreak, the present book came to embody both the initial dream and desire of an intelligent city place of innovation, development and equity – a dream present in most of the chapters – and the fear not just of the pandemics per se, but of the consequences that this may have for the character of the intelligent city and for the nature of its relationship with its dwellers that, like a mother, it is supposed to nurture, shelter and protect.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Smart City: The Exponent of a Civilization Transition in the Context of a Global Crisis

    Pages 1-15

    Aldinhas Ferreira, Maria Isabel

  • The Right to the City: The Right to Live with Dignity

    Pages 17-25

    Aldinhas Ferreira, Maria Isabel

  • There’s More Than One Kind of “Smart”: Big Data, Affect and Empathy in the City

    Pages 27-32

    Ellard, Colin G.

  • Acting Smart: An Experimental Approach to Architecture, Performance Art and ICT

    Pages 33-44

    Ferreira, Maria da Piedade

  • Leveraging the Use of Digital Technologies to Activate Public Areas and Foster Creativity

    Pages 45-57

    Mazzarello, Martina (et al.)

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eBook 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-56926-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-56925-9
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  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Smart Is Your City?
Book Subtitle
Technological Innovation, Ethics and Inclusiveness
Editors
  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
Series Title
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
Series Volume
98
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56926-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56926-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56925-9
Series ISSN
2213-8986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 168
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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