1st Edition

Smart Cities in Europe and Asia Urban Planning and Management for a Sustainable Future

Edited By Prana Krishna Biswas, Robert Dygas Copyright 2023
    168 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The smart city concept, together with the growing importance of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, has a significant impact on city management and governance. This book examines real cases of smart city management across Asia and Europe.

    It covers regions such as Iceland, Estonia, Poland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam to systemize the knowledge in the field. It evaluates smart cities’ efficiency and analyzes and assesses the standards, norms and best practices involved in the management of smart cities. The book answers questions such as what it is that makes smart cities stand out, why some countries in Europe and Asia have more smart cities than others, whether smart cities support the economy and GDP growth of the country, and what the main determinants of forming smart cities in Asia and Europe are. It also evaluates whether smart cities secure higher standards of living for their citizens as compared to regular cities. Many theoretical concepts and theories are developed and then verified from the perspective of Western economies. Central Eastern European and Asian countries are frequently overlooked, thus, examining the smart city idea from the viewpoint of non-Western economies offers a fresh insight into the concept and its adaptation and evolution.

    The range of issues analyzed in the book are multilayered and approached from a wide array of perspectives, from macroeconomics to management, finance and technology, and public policy. Thus, the book is addressed to researchers, students, and academics who specialize in sustainable and regional development, economic geography, and management. It will also be of interest to urban planners, environmental scientists, and policymakers.

    1. Smart and sustainable city management in Asia and Europe: A bibliometric analysis 2. Matching policy goals with entrepreneurial aspirations for smart transition in Estonian cities 3. Urban commons and smart societies: Rethinking the future of cities  in Europe 4. Production, storage, and usage of Green Hydrogen as an opportunity for the development of Smart Cities: The case of Reykjavík, Iceland 5.German large Cities in the 21st Century between Digital and Ecological Transformation. Chances, Challenges and Pilot Cases 6. Warsaw – a smart city in Poland, chosen aspects and challenges regarding the war in Ukraine 7. Smart City as a way of Life in modern times: A case study of Indore, India 8. Smart Cities in Asia: Policy and Sustainability Perspectives 9. Socio-economic impacts of Smart cities: a comparative analysis of two Asian smart cities 10. Smart Cities through Innovation Clusters: Insights from Seoul, South Korea 11. Mapping the Ethos, Progress, and Performance of Smart Cities in India 12. Acknowledgements and Conclusion


    Prana Krishna Biswas is Dean of Research & Quality Initiatives at Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, India, and currently Senior Advisor, India, New York Institute of Finance.

    Robert Dygas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Economic Studies at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.