Smart Villages

Bridging the Global Urban-Rural Divide

Editors: Lakshmanan, V.I., Chockalingam, A., Murty, V.K., Kalyanasundaram, S. (Eds.)

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  • Consolidates all the aspects of creating/developing a Smart Village
  • Delivers an effective tool-kit for practitioners in the area of Smart Villages
  • Provides a policy-based framework for the development of an ideal Smart Village
  • Illustrates, through case studies, the fulfillment of key requirements of a Smart Village
  • Brings together experts from around the world to share their vision of a Smart Village
  • Highlights the importance of balancing development with social/gender equity and cultural traditions
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This book brings together technical expertise, best practices, case studies and ground-level application of the ideas for empowering the rural population of the world to live economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable, and socially progressive lives, on par or comparable with the quality of life enjoyed by the global urban population. The idea of Smart Villages takes on greater urgency in light of the investments made in this millennium on “Smart Cities”, taking advantage of the technological advances, particularly in digital connectivity. These investments have and will continue to expand the urban-rural divide, unless similar investments are made in the villages as well. The book provides a much-needed guide for a holistic development of a Smart Village, by defining the need, developing the framework, and describing the delivery, complete with successful case studies. Contributors to the book, from Canada, USA, Africa and India bring years of academic, industry and governmental experience, including organization of several Smart Village conferences. The knowledge base in the book will be of great value to anyone interested in or active in rural planning, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, industrial solution providers, public healthcare professionals, public policy professionals and students, as well as rural communities around the world. 

  • Consolidates all the aspects of creating/developing a Smart Village;
  • Delivers an effective tool-kit for practitioners in the area of Smart Villages;
  • Provides a policy-based framework for the development of an ideal Smart Village;
  • Illustrates, through case studies, the fulfillment of key requirements of a Smart Village;
  • Brings together experts from around the world to share their vision of a Smart Village;
  • Highlights the importance of balancing development with social/gender equity and cultural traditions.


About the authors

Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan is Vice-Chair and CEO of Process Research ORTECH Inc. and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto in Canada.

Dr. Arun Chockalingam is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine,  University of Toronto in Canada

Dr. Kumar Murty is Director, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Mr. S. Kalyanasundaram is a Former Telecom Executive and Former Executive Director at the Canada India Foundation.

 


Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-68458-7
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Villages
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Global Urban-Rural Divide
Editors
  • V. I. Lakshmanan
  • Arun Chockalingam
  • V. Kumar Murty
  • S. Kalyanasundaram
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68458-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68458-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68457-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 495
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 129 illustrations in colour
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