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Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Sustainable Smart Cities

Creating Spaces for Technological, Social and Business Development

Editors: Peris-Ortiz, Marta, Bennett, Dag, Pérez-Bustamante Yábar, Diana (Eds.)

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  • Examines the ways in which to transform industrial cities into smart cities
  • Explores the economic development and sustainability of smart cities
    Features case examples of innovative practices and policies around the world
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This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities.  It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities:• Citizen participation and empowerment • Value creation mechanisms • Public administration• Quality of life and sustainability• Democracy• ICT• Private initiatives and entrepreneurship
Regardless of their size, all cities are ultimately agglomerations of people and institutions. Agglomeration economies make it possible to attain minimum efficiencies of scale in the organization and delivery of services. However, the economic benefits do not constitute the main advantage of a city. A city’s status rests on three dimensions: (1) political impetus, which is the result of citizens’ participation and the public administration’s agenda; (2) applications derived from technological advances (especially in ICT); and (3) cooperation between public and private initiatives in business development and entrepreneurship. These three dimensions determine which resources are necessary to create smart cities. But a smart city, ideal in the way it channels and resolves technological, social and economic-growth issues, requires many additional elements to function at a high-performance level, such as culture (an environment that empowers and engages citizens) and physical infrastructure designed to foster competition and collaboration, encourage new ideas and actions, and set the stage for new business creation. 
Featuring contributions with models, tools and cases from around the world, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, academics, professionals and policymakers interested in smart cities.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Challenges for Smart Cities in the UK

    Pages 1-14

    Bennett, Dag (et al.)

  • Urban Models of Sustainable Development from the Economic Perspective: Smart Cities

    Pages 15-29

    Vaquero-García, Alberto (et al.)

  • Intellectual Capital as the Fostering Factor for Sustainable Smart Urban Development in the Basque Autonomous Community

    Pages 31-47

    Rodríguez-Núñez, E. (et al.)

  • Multidimensional Positioning of a Set of European Smart Cities

    Pages 49-63

    Arroyo-Cañada, Francisco-Javier (et al.)

  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Development. A Case Study

    Pages 65-77

    Escamilla Solano, Sandra (et al.)

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82211-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Smart Cities
Book Subtitle
Creating Spaces for Technological, Social and Business Development
Editors
  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Dag Bennett
  • Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40895-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40895-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40894-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82211-2
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 224
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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