Smart Cities

Governing, Modelling and Analysing the Transition

Edited by Mark Deakin

© 2014 – Routledge

236 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Smart city development has emerged a major issue over the past 5 years. Since the launch of IBM’s Smart Planet and CISCO’s Smart Cities and Communities programmes, their potential to deliver on global sustainable development targets have captured the public’s attention. However, despite this growing interest in the development of smart cities, little has as yet been published that either sets out the state-of-the-art, or which offers a less than subjective, arm’s length and dispassionate account of their potential contribution.

This book brings together cutting edge research and the findings from technical development projects from leading authorities within the field to capture the transition to smart cities. It explores what is understood about smart cities, playing particular attention on the governance, modelling and analysis of the transition that smart cities seek to represent. In paving the way for such a representation, the book begins to account for the social capital of smart communities and begins the task of modelling their embedded intelligence through an analysis of what the "embedded intelligence of smart cities" contributes to the sustainability of urban development.

This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and shall be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and technical experts involved in and responsible for the planning, development and design of smart cities. It will also be of particular value to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Geography, Architecture and Planning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction (to Smart Cities) Mark Deakin Section 1: Governing the Transition Chapter 2: From Intelligent to Smart Cities Mark Deakin Chapter 3: e-Governance as an Enabler of the Smart City Krassimira Paskaleva Chapter 4: The IntelCities Community of Practice Mark Deakin, Patrizia Lombardi and Ian Cooper Chapter 5: What Makes Cities Intelligent? Nico Komninos Chapter 6: The Embedded Intelligence of Smart Cities Mark Deakin Section 2: Modelling the Transition Chapter 7: Smart Cities: A Nexus for Open Innovation? Krassimira Paskaleva Chapter 8: The Triple Helix Model of Smart Cities: A Neo-evolutionary Perspective Mark Deakin and Loet Leydesdorff Chapter 9: SCRAN: the Network Mark Deakin and PeterCruickshank Section 3: Analysing the Transition Chapter 10: Smart Cities in Europe Andreas Caragliu, Chiara Del Bo and Peter Nijkamp Chapter11: An Advanced Triple-Helix Network Framework for Smart Cities Performance Karima Kourtit, Mark Deakin, Andrea Caragliu, Chiara Del Bo, Peter Nijkamp, Patrizia Lombardi and Silvia Giordano Chapter 12: Conclusion (on the State of the Transition) Mark Deakin

About the Editor

Mark Deakin is Professor of Built Environment in the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University. He is also Head of the Centre for Sustainable Communities in the Institute for Sustainable Construction, at Edinburgh Napier University. His research focuses on Sustainable Urban Development, Intelligent Cities, Smart Cities and Communities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General