The concept of smart cities has become one of the most significant new lines of thinking to emerge in the social sciences in recent years, both from the research and policy angles. To date, the focus in smart specialization has been on what regions as a whole can do to bring about innovation, but it hasn’t necessarily addressed the role cities play within the field. This book aims to address that gap, drawing together a team of leading contributors, to illustrate this process with particular focus on cities.
Smart Development in Smart Communities discusses the cross-fertilization between smart specialization and cities in fostering smart development and its interactions with the macro-, micro- and meso-economic framework, from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Specific topics covered by the book include: human capital formation and utilization; centralized/decentralized industrial policies; innovation policies; collective learning; and the role of public utilities in sustaining smart development processes.
This book tackles some of the most important questions that must be faced when investigating how structural change and innovation processes are shaping local and global economic development. It will be of interest to academics and researchers in the area of Development Economics, Urban Studies and Public Management.
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About the contributors
Foreword by Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano
GILBERTO ANTONELLI AND GIANCARLO CAMPRI
PART I: Conceptualizing the idea of smart development
I.1 Smart specialization
1 Issues and challenges for smart specialisation
2 Smart specialization and models of capitalism
LUCA CATTANI AND GIOVANNI GUIDETTI
3 Smart specialization and supply-side outcomes in an industrial policy perspective
PATRIZIO BIANCHI AND SILVANO BERTINI
I.2 Smart city
4 Issues and challenges for smart cities
NICOLA DE LISO AND LUCA ZAMPARINI
5 Human capital and the new geography of jobs
LUCA CATTANI, GIOVANNI GUIDETTI AND GIULIO PEDRINI
6 Smart cities, social goods and demand-side outcomes in a regional policy perspective
I.3 Smart development
7 Smart development, local production systems and related variety
GILBERTO ANTONELLI AND RICCARDO LEONCINI
8 Smart development as a criss-crossed outcome of smart specialization and smart city strategies
PART II: Measuring and applying smart local development
9 Smartness indicators in the European urban framework
DOREL NICOLAE MANITIU AND GIULIO PEDRINI
10 Smart development and smart utilities: an international comparison
ANDREA PALIANI, GIUSEPPE CAPPIELLO AND GIANLUCA DI PASQUALE
11 Smart development in regional economies: the specificities of Southern Italy in the European frame
COSIMO CASILLI, VALENTINO MORETTO AND GIULIO PEDRINI
12 Smart development in regional economies: the Emilia-Romagna Region in the European frame
Gilberto Antonelli is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Giuseppe Cappiello is Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Bologna, Italy.