1st Edition

Smart City Blueprint Policy, Community, Futures

By Tan Yigitcanlar Copyright 2024
    384 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    384 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    384 Pages 55 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.

    The 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.

    These volumes offer 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.

    Part 1: Smart City Policy

    1. Policy in Action

    2. Policy Outcomes

    3. Policy Acceptance

    4. Development Pathways

    5. Best Practice

    Part 2: Smart City Community

    6. Digital Commons

    7. Participatory Governance

    8. Good Governance

    9. Augmenting Community Engagement

    10. Alleviating Community Disadvantage

    Part 3: Smart City Futures

    11. Beyond Service Efficiency

    12. Rethinking Smart Cities


    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.

    ‘What is good about Smart City Blueprint is that Yigitcanlar weaves organisational, behavioural, and planning practices into platforms that enable smart technologies to be effectively developed. And to do this, he does not mince his words concerning the difficulties of ensuring this integration but also the great opportunities that are available in future cities if we tenaciously grasp the changes that confront our long-term urban futures in an intrinsically digital world.’

    —Professor Michael Batty, University College London, UK

    ‘Yigitcanlar’s Smart City Blueprint is steeped in research—these two volumes are packed with expert insights on the intersection of technology and urban life. This is an outstanding reference from a preeminent scholar in the field, providing exhaustive coverage of the many dimensions of smart cities.’

    —Professor Thomas Sanchez, Virginia Tech, USA

    ‘In the past decade both the amount of academic debate about the smart city and its societal impact have expanded dramatically. It has become increasingly interwoven with a host of urban development and governance functions, and this has made it conceptually complicated to obtain an overview all smart city development entail. If there is one author worldwide with a comprehensive view equipped for the task to build and present a nuanced and kaleidoscopic understanding of it, it must be Tan Yigitcanlar.’

    —Professor Martin de Jong, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Smart City Blueprint comprehensively addresses major topics on smart city and provides insight on critical issues of policies, management, and governance for resilient and liveable urban communities. The book provides solid foundation and future directions on smart city and offers theoretical and practical implications based on extensive literature and case studies.’

    —Professor Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida, USA