1st Edition

From Intelligent to Smart Cities

Edited By Mark Deakin, Husam Al Waer Copyright 2012
    95 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    The concept of smart cities offers a revolutionary vision of urban design for sustainability. Utilizing the intelligent application of new technologies, smart cities also incorporate considerations of social and environmental capital in order to transform the life and work of cities.

    This book brings together papers from leading international experts on the transition to smart cities. Drawing upon the experiences of cities in the USA, Canada and Europe, the authors describe the definitional components, critical insights and institutional means by which we can achieve truly smart cities. The resulting volume will be of interest to all involved in urban planning, architecture and engineering, as well as all interested in urban sustainability.

    This book was published as a special issue of Intelligent Buildings International.

    1. From Intelligent to Smart Cities 3. The Smart City: A Nexus for Open Innovation? 4. Intelligent Cities: Variable Geometries of Spatial Intelligence 5. The Embedded Intelligence of Smart Cities 6. Smart Cities, Smart Places, Smart Democracy: Form-Based Codes, Electronic Governance and the Role of Place in Making Smart Cities


    Mark Deakin is Professor of Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

    Husam Al Waer is Lecturer in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development at the University of Dundee, UK.

    '...a well balanced resource on the implications of new technologies for urban planning, architecture, engineering and sustainability'Manu Fernández, www.ciudadesaescalahumana.org