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Smart Development in Smart Communities

1st Edition

Edited by Gilberto Antonelli, Giuseppe Cappiello

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Forewords

(Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano)

Introduction

(Gilberto Antonelli and Giancarlo Campri)

Part I. - CONCEPTUALIZING THE IDEA OF SMART DEVELOPMENT

I.1. Smart specialization

Chapter I.1.1.

Issues and challenges for smart specialisation

(Riccardo Leoncini)

Chapter I.1.2.

Smart specialization and models of capitalism

(Luca Cattani and Giovanni Guidetti)

Capitolo I.1.3.

Smart specialization and supply side outcomes in an industrial policy perspective

(Patrizio Bianchi and Silvano Bertini)

I.2. Smart city

Chapter I.2.1.

Issues and challenges for smart cities

(Nicola De Liso and Luca Zamparini)

Chapter I.2.2.

Human capital and new geography of jobs

(Luca Cattani, Giovanni Guidetti and Giulio Pedrini)

Chapter I.2.3.

Smart cities, social goods and demand side outcomes in a regional policy perspective

(Gilberto Antonelli)

I.3. Smart development

Chapter I.3.1.

Smart development, local production systems and related variety

(Gilberto Antonelli and Riccardo Leoncini)

Chapter I.3.2.

Smart development as a criss-crossed outcome of smart specialization and smart city strategies

(Gilberto Antonelli)

Part II. - MEASURING AND APPLYING SMART LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Chapter II.1.

Smartness indicators in the European urban framework

(Dorel Nicolae Manitiu and Giulio Pedrini)

Chapter II.2.

Smart development and smart utilities. An international comparison

(Andrea Paliani, Giuseppe Cappiello and Gianluca Di Pasquale)

Chapter II.3.

Smart development in regional economies. The specificities of Soutern Italy in the European frame

(Cosimo Casilli, Valentino Moretto and Giulio Pedrini)

Chapter II.4.

Smart development in regional economies. The Emilia-Romagna Region in the European frame

(Silvano Bertini)

Chapter II.5.

Smart development in regional economies. The Lombardy Region in the European frame

(Armando De Crinito, Marco Baccan, Alina Candu, Enza Cristofaro and Giuseppe Cappiello) 

Part III. - GOVERNING SMART LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Chapter III.1.

Government and governance for smart development in smart communities

(Gilberto Antonelli and Nicola De Liso)

Chapter III.2.

Smartness and collective learning processes: The enabling roles of the public utilities

(Alessandro Camilleri and Marco Ruffino)

Chapter III.3.

Urban mobility in a smart development perspective

(Luca Zamparini)

Conclusion

(Stefano Venier)

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development