1st Edition

Smart City Blueprint Framework, Technology, Platform

By Tan Yigitcanlar Copyright 2024
    362 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    362 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    362 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    The smart city movement, during the last decade and a half, advocated the built environment and digital technology convergence with the backing of institutional capital and government support. The commitment of a significant number of local governments across the globe, in terms of official smart city policies and initiatives, along with the constant push of global technology giants, has reinforced the popularity of this movement. This two-volume treatment on smart cities thoroughly explores and sheds light on the prominent elements of the smart city phenomenon and generates a smart city blueprint.

    This first volume, with its 12 chapters, provides a sound understanding on the key foundations and growth directions of smart city frameworks, technologies, and platforms, with theoretical expansions, practical implications, and real-world case study lessons.

    The second companion volume offers sophisticated perspectives on the key foundations and directions of smart city policies, communities, and urban futures, with theoretical expansions, practical implications, and real-world case study lessons.

    This book is an invaluable reference source for urban policymakers, managers, planners, practitioners, and many others, particularly to benefit from it when tackling key urban and societal issues and planning for and delivering smart city solutions. Moreover, the book is also a rich and important repository for scholars and research and undergraduate students as it communicates the complex smart city phenomenon in an easy to digest form, by providing both the big picture view and specifics of each component of that view. It also appeals to local government agencies and smart city practitioners.

    Part 1: Smart City Framework

    1. Multidimensional Perspective

    2. Smart and Sustainable

    3. Transformation Readiness

    Part 2: Smart City Technology

    4. Perception and Utilisation

    5. Smarter with Technology

    6. Urban Artificial Intelligences

    7. Green Artificial Intelligence

    8. Smart Urban Mobility

    Part 3: Smart City Platform

    9. Mobile Energy as a Service

    10. Mobility as a Service

    11. Urban Management Platform

    12. City as a Platform


    Tan Yigitcanlar is an eminent Australian researcher and author with international recognition and impact in the field of smart and sustainable city development. He is a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

    ‘Finding a place among the seminal works and explaining the way cities are and the way they should be, is Tan Yigitcanlar’s two-volume Smart City Blueprint book. These volumes explain how in the second decade of the 21st century information and communications technologies are ubiquitous and part of every urban network, every urban infrastructure.’

    —Professor Richard E. Hanley, The City University of New York, USA

    Smart City Blueprint that comes in two volumes provides an innovative, holistic view of smart cities that will prove invaluable for research, classroom, and practice. From a novel examination of their development to a rethinking of the concept, 24 chapters of these volumes offer new frameworks and evidence that will surely influence the future of the field.’

    —Professor Karen Mossberger, Arizona State University, USA

    ‘Drawing together and synthesising a vast range of literature and empirical case examples of applied practice, the two volumes of Smart City Blueprint form a comprehensive resource for policymakers, communities and academics interested in critically evaluating and implementing smart city initiatives globally.’

    —Professor Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Ireland

    ‘Notwithstanding recent trends to localise the smart city within particular contexts, there remains a need for critical knowledge about key principles underlying the smart city. In response, the two volumes of Smart City Blueprint deliver a comprehensive framework that maps core building blocks for use in smart city theory, policy, and planning. A must read.’

    —Professor Simon Joss, University of Glasgow, UK