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Technology and the City
Systems, applications and implications

ISBN 9781138826700
Published May 11, 2016 by Routledge
188 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of smart urban technology adoption, and its implications for our cities.

Beginning with an elaboration of the historical significance of technologies in economic growth, social progress and urban development, Yigitcanlar introduces the most prominent smart urban information technologies. The book showcases significant smart city practices from across the globe that uses smart urban technologies and systems most effectively. It explores the role of these technologies and asks how they can be adopted into the planning, development and management processes of cities for sustainable urban futures. This pioneering volume contributes to the conceptualisation and practice of smart technology and system adoption in our cities by disseminating both conceptual and empirical research findings with real-world best practice applications.

With a multidisciplinary approach to themes of technology and urban development, this book is a key reference source for scholars, practitioners, consultants, city officials, policymakers and urban technology enthusiasts.

Table of Contents


Part I: Background

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: A Historical Perspective on Technology and Urbanisation

Part II: Systems

Chapter 3: Smart Urban Information Technologies

Chapter 4: Smart Urban Systems

Part III: Applications

Chapter 5: Smart Cities in Practice

Part IV: Implications

Chapter 6: Magnitudes of Smart Technology Applications for Cities

Chapter 7: Prospects of Smart Technology Applications for Cities


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Tan Yigitcanlar is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.