Smart City Development and Implications

Ashaye, Olusoyi Richard and Alharahsheh, Husam Helmi (2021) Smart City Development and Implications. In: Handbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment. IGI Global, pp. 467-473.

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Smart cities can be described as the use of modern technology to improve urban space, as well as interacting with citizens to increase quality of life. It covers every aspect of society's and people's livelihoods, from monitoring of public space to public transport services, home automation, cloud storage, and electronic public and business services. The advancement and global practice of information and communication technology (ICT) have led to its fundamental consideration in the development and navigation of cities. This has called for the need to have innovations using technology to improve the quality of life and enhance natural environment. Therefore, this chapter is aiming to provide further understanding and clarity on smart cities with inclusion of several initiatives and examples already applied in practice within the UK and across other countries. The research is mainly including secondary sources from the literature to review smart cities. Key recommendations are provided for policy developers, local authorities, academics, and students interested in the field.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref book chapters via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 07-05-2021; issued 07-05-2021.
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Inner City Learning
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