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Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future

The Untapped Potential of Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability

Authors: Bibri, Simon Elias

  • Provides a topical, comprehensive, and theoretically–informed analysis of the integration and synergy between smart cities and sustainable cities
  • Amalgamates the novel applications of big data analytics and context–aware computing for urban sustainability with the design and planning principles of sustainable urban forms
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach into probing the multifaceted phenomenon and holistic development strategy of smart sustainable cities
  • Integrates and fuses theories with high applied potential from urban design, urban planning, data science, computer science, complexity science, systems thinking, sustainability science, sustainable development, and ICT to advance sustainability
  • Well illustrated book on a hot topic with well–worked–out conceptual, theoretical, disciplinary, and discursive discussions along with fertile insights into future research
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About this book

This book is intended to help explore the field of smart sustainable cities in its complexity, heterogeneity, and breadth, the many faces of a topical subject of major importance for the future that encompasses so much of modern urban life in an increasingly computerized and urbanized world. Indeed, sustainable urban development is currently at the center of debate in light of several ICT visions becoming achievable and deployable computing paradigms, and shaping the way cities will evolve in the future and thus tackle complex challenges.

This book integrates computer science, data science, complexity science, sustainability science, system thinking, and urban planning and design. As such, it contains innovative computer–based and data–analytic research on smart sustainable cities as complex and dynamic systems. It provides applied theoretical contributions fostering a better understanding of such systems and the synergistic relationships between the underlying physical and informational landscapes. It offers contributions pertaining to the ongoing development of computer–based and data science technologies for the processing, analysis, management, modeling, and simulation of big and context data and the associated applicability to urban systems that will advance different aspects of sustainability.

This book seeks to explicitly bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors, and to focus on big data analytics and context-aware computing specifically. In doing so, it amalgamates the design concepts and planning principles of sustainable urban forms with the novel applications of ICT of ubiquitous computing to primarily advance sustainability. Its strength lies in combining big data and context–aware technologies and their novel applications for the sheer purpose of harnessing and leveraging the disruptive and synergetic effects of ICT on forms of city planning that are required for future forms of sustainable development. This is because the effects of such technologies reinforce one another as to their efforts for transforming urban life in a sustainable way by integrating data–centric and context–aware solutions for enhancing urban systems and facilitating coordination among urban domains.

This timely and comprehensive book is aimed at a wide audience across science, academia industry, and policymaking. It provides the necessary material to inform relevant research communities of the state–of–the–art research and the latest development in the area of smart sustainable urban development, as well as a valuable reference for planners, designers, strategists, and ICT experts who are working towards the development and implementation of smart sustainable cities based on big data analytics and context–aware computing.

About the authors

Simon Elias Bibri is a Ph.D scholar in the area of smart sustainable cities of the future and Assistant Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer and Information Science and Department of Urban Design and Planning, Trondheim, Norway. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and 10 Masters of Science from different Swedish universities, namely Lund University, West University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Stockholm University, and Mid Sweden University. He served as a sustainability and ICT strategist, business engineer, researcher, and consultant. His research interests include the following areas: ICT visions of pervasive computing, big data analytics and context–aware computing, sustainable urban planning and development, sustainable cities, smart cities, sustainability transitions, and technological innovation systems. He is the author of two recent books in the field of pervasive computing.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Rise of Sustainability, ICT, and Urbanization and the Materialization of Smart Sustainable Cities

    Bibri, Simon Elias

    Pages 1-38

  • Conceptual, Theoretical, Disciplinary, and Discursive Foundations: A Multidimensional Framework

    Bibri, Simon Elias

    Pages 39-131

  • Big Data Analytics and Context-Aware Computing: Core Enabling Technologies, Techniques, Processes, and Systems

    Bibri, Simon Elias

    Pages 133-188

  • Data Science for Urban Sustainability: Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking in the Next Wave of City Analytics

    Bibri, Simon Elias

    Pages 189-246

  • Unprecedented Innovations in Sustainable Urban Planning: Novel Analytical Solutions and Data-Driven Decision-Making Processes

    Bibri, Simon Elias

    Pages 247-296

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73981-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73980-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future
Book Subtitle
The Untapped Potential of Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73981-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73981-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73980-9
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 660
Topics