Progress in IS

Mediterranean Cities and Island Communities

Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient

Editors: Stratigea, Anastasia, Kavroudakis, Dimitris (Eds.)

  • Presents the latest research on smart and sustainable, inclusive and resilient regional developmentIncludes cases and examples from Mediterranean cities and insular communitiesProvides best practices for smart, sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban and regional planning 

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This book addresses the issue of smart and sustainable development in the Mediterranean (MED) region, a distinct part of the world, full of challenges and risks but also opportunities. Above all, the book focuses on smartening up small and medium-sized cities and insular communities, taking into account their geographical peculiarities, the pattern of MED urban settlements and the abundance of island complexes in the MED Basin. Taking for granted that sustainability in the MED is the overarching policy goal that needs to be served, the book explores different aspects of smartness in support of this goal’s achievement. In this respect, evidence from concrete smart developments adopted by forerunners in the MED region is collected and analyzed; coupled with experiences gathered from successful, non-MED, examples of smart efforts in European countries. More specifically, current research and empirical results from MED urban environments are discussed, as well as findings from or concerning other parts of the world, which are of relevance to the MED region. The book’s primary goal is to enable policymakers, planners and decision-making bodies to recognize the challenges and options available; and make to more informed policy decisions towards smart, sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban and regional futures in the MED. 

About the authors

Anastasia Stratigea is Professor of Spatial Planning and Policy at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Greece. She is a member of international networks (NECTAR, COST A22, EFONET, etc.), Co-founder of Smart Cities and Communities – Mediterranean Cluster, Member of Smart Grid – Smart Cities / German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning - ARL, Coordinator of Gr-RAC - IYGU / IGU Initiative. She is author, co-editor, and co-author of 6 books, while she has published 20 book chapters and over 90 refereed journal and international conference publications. She is reviewer of a number of international journals and has participated in EU and national projects both as member of a research team and a coordinator. Her research interests focus on Sustainable Development, Urban and Regional Planning and Policy, Spatial Planning, Participatory Planning, Smart Cities and Communities, ICTs and Urban / Regional Development, ICTs and Rural Development, Culture/Tourism and Urban/Regional Development, Foresight Methodologies, etc. 
Dimitris Kavroudakis is an Assistant Professor of “Geographical Analysis” in the Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece. He has studied Computer Info Systems in the American College of Greece (DEERE); and Geography in the University of the Aegean. He has an MSc in GIS, University of Leeds, UK; and a PhD in Geography, University of Sheffield, UK. He has worked as post-doc researcher in the UCL (CASA), University of Sheffield; and the University of the Aegean. He has been involved in high quality geographical research and scientific publications. His research interests include location analysis, spatial analysis and statistics, spatial economics, network analysis, GIS, open source and economic geography, Web-GIS, visualization, EU population inequalities and open source GIS development. He adopts new approaches in geographical analysis, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Agent-Based Modelling; and supports new computational paths, such as Grid Computing and large scale distributed modelling.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Virtual Reality for Smart City Visualization and Monitoring

    Bouloukakis, Manousos (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Building a Smart City Ecosystem for Third Party Innovation in the City of Heraklion

    Kalaitzakis, Manos (et al.)

    Pages 19-56

  • Smart Cities on the Cloud

    Kakderi, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Tracking Paths to Smart Governance: The Case of Korydallos Municipality—Greece

    Marava, Nektaria (et al.)

    Pages 81-112

  • ‘The Urban Walk Architecture Talk’— Bridging Socially Engaged Art, Urban Processes and Cultural Development

    Borucka, Justyna (et al.)

    Pages 113-133

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99444-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99443-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Cities and Island Communities
Book Subtitle
Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient
Editors
  • Anastasia Stratigea
  • Dimitris Kavroudakis
Series Title
Progress in IS
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99444-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99444-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99443-7
Series ISSN
2196-8705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 297
Number of Illustrations
68 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics