Smart City Emergence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161692

Smart City Emergence

1st Edition

Cases From Around the World

Authors: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161692
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 464
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Smart City Emergence: Cases from around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation.

Key Features

  • Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology
  • Includes a review of the latest research developments
  • Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes
  • Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency


Researchers and graduate students in economics, engineering, environmental studies, business administration, transportation, public administration, urban development, computer science, local city officials, planners, entrepreneurs and other practitioners

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Standardized Project Implementation Methodology: Pros and Cons

Part 1: Cases from Around the World
3. Evora, Portugal
4. Torino, Italy
5. Leuven, Belgium
6. Vienna
7. Den Hague, the Netherlands
8. Trikala, Greece
9. Seoul
10. Hong Kong
11. China (City TBD)
12. India (City TBD)
13. Gold Coast, Australia
14. Africa (City TBD)
15. Dubai
16. North America (City TBD)
17. South America (City TBD)
18. What did the cases show?

Part 2: Smart Solutions for Urban Spaces
19. The World Bank
20. Fujitsu
21. Cisco
22. Microsoft
23. Ericsson
24. Symantec
25. Conclusion: “City as a Platform”


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About the Author

Leonidas Anthopoulos

Leonidas Anthopoulos is Associate Professor of Strategy and e-Business in the School of Business and Economics at TEI of Thessaly, and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Project and Program Management. He is the author, co-author, or editor of Understanding Smart Cities: A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick? (Springer, 2017), Beyond Bureaucracy: Towards Sustainable Governance Informatisation (Springer, 2017), Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries (CRC Press, 2015), Government e-Strategic Planning and Management: Practices, Patterns and Roadmaps (Springer, 2013), and Associate Editor of International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age. His research has been published in such Elsevier journals as Cities and Sustainable Cities and Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Strategy and e-Business, School of Business and Economics, TEI of Thessaly, and Director, Postgraduate Program, Project and Program Management

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