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Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Better Technology, Infrastructure and Security

Authors: Pelton, Joseph, Singh, Indu

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  • Presents the latest trends in city planning in light of new technologies and security concerns
  • Explains how smart cities can enhance education and provide better health care, transportation, and communications, as well as cheaper energy and improved water and sewage systems
  • Provides the latest research from experts around the world, along with attractive graphics
  • Offers practical advice on how to deal with electronic vulnerabilities faced by smart cities 
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About this book

Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow.

Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as “smart cities.” These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, “the Cloud,” automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. 

This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way.
Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.

About the authors

Indu B. Singh, Ph.D., is currently Vice President of Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) and head of its Washington, D.C. Operations. He also serves as Executive Director of LATA’s Global Institute for Security Training (GIST). Dr. Singh is considered a pioneer in the designing and implementing smart cities and safe cities around the world as well as urban security. He has published several books on communications, IT systems, and security and is a former faculty member of Rutgers University. Further, Dr. Singh is a former Strategic Director for James Martin and Associates, a global information engineering corporation. Dr. Singh is a recognized expert on solution engineering, health IT, cyber security, and public safety.
Joseph N. Pelton, Ph.D., is the principal of Pelton Consulting International. He is the former Dean and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University and Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University. Dr. Pelton was the founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and remains as the Vice Chairman on its Board of Directors. He was also the founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals (SSPI) and has been recognized in the SSPI Hall of Fame. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Future Society and frequently speaks and writes as a futurist. Additionally, Dr. Pelton is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).
Both Dr. Pelton and Dr. Singh are well noted from their past writing, lecturing around the world, and professional experience. Together they have lectured in over 30 countries, written over 50 books, and been nominated for and received many awards in writing (including a Pulitzer Prize nomination) and in business and urban planning. In 2015, the coauthors published Digital Defense: A Cybersecurity Primer with Springer.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Coming Age of the Smart City

    Pages 1-27

    Pelton, Joseph N. (et al.)

  • The Challenges of Envisioning and Planning a True Smart City

    Pages 29-47

    Pelton, Joseph N. (et al.)

  • The Critical Infrastructure and Software Needed to Build a Smart City

    Pages 49-65

    Pelton, Joseph N. (et al.)

  • Cyber Defense in the Age of the Smart City

    Pages 67-83

    Pelton, Joseph N. (et al.)

  • Using Intelligent Data Analytics for Urban Planning and Design

    Pages 85-101

    Pelton, Joseph N. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95822-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95821-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow
Book Subtitle
Better Technology, Infrastructure and Security
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95822-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95822-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95821-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 270
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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