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Humane and Sustainable Smart Cities explores how to develop emergent smart cities that are rooted in humane, innovative and sustainable values (CHIS). The book considers the move from technocratic and idealized smart metropole to humane cities as a product of fundamental demographic changes, the development of a usage-based rather than an ownership economy, the novel implications of digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization, and Internet-enabled changes in public opinion towards democratization and participation. The book's authors explore seven dimensions and characteristics of humane, sustainable and innovative cities in the developing world: the economy, people, the place, energy and the environment, mobility, social inclusion and governance.
Additional sections the operationalization of the CHIS concept into formal planning, policy implementation, and impact assessment considerations. Final discussions center on building a roadmap for planners seeking to design development policies conducive to human values and long-term social viability.
- Provides an axiological framework for the development of humane, innovative and sustainable cities
- Examines how that framework can be operationalized into formal planning, policy implementation and impact assessment
- Explores humane, innovative and sustainable cities in terms of seven dimensions, including the economy, people, the place, energy and the environment, mobility, social inclusion and governance
- Explores proven paths for promoting effective community engagement in developing humane cities
- Provides a practical roadmap to design development policies conducive to human values and long-term social viability
Graduate students and researchers in Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Planning, and Social Science. Institutional readers including all stakeholders in the city: planners, legislators, NGOs, elected representatives, community groups
- Historical overview
2. From Smart to CHIS
3. Cases from emerging countries
4. CHIS and the “Internet of (society’s) Values”
5. Where and How to Start
6. Conclusions and a call to action
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 18th November 2020
- Academic Press
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Eduardo Moreira da Costa is an international consultant and speaker on innovation in practice. His research interest focused on the need for transformation in our cities towards more Humane, Innovative and Sustainable places (CHIS) to live. Professor Costa received his PhD from Southampton University in the UK and is a Professor of Knowledge Management at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, where he heads the LabCHIS laboratory (labchis.com). He also sits on the Board of Directors of three companies (SENIOR, HOPLON and SABIA). His consulting assignments include The World Bank, The World Economic Forum, The InterAmerican Development Bank amongst others.
Professor of Knowledge Management at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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