Smart City Emergence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161692

Smart City Emergence

1st Edition

Cases From Around the World

Editors: 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. Forward

Yusuke Chiba

2. Introduction

Leonidas Anthopoulos

3. Project Management Guidelines/Frameworks in the Era of Agility and Complexity

Vyron Damasiotis, Panos Fitsilis

4. The smart city of Évora, Portugal

Seixas, J., Simoes, S., Gouveia, J.P., Dias, L.

5. The smart city of Torino, Italy

Chiara Delmastro, Rocco De Miglio, Alessandro Chiodi, Maurizio Gargiulo, Paola Pisano

6. The smart city of Leuven, Belgium

Roel Heijlen, Joep Crompvoets

7. The smart city of Vienna, Austria

Vasja Roblek

8. The smart city of Amsterdam: the Energy Atlas Project

Zulfikar Dinar Wahidayat PUTRA, Wim van der KNAAP

9. The smart city of Trikala, Greece

Leonidas Anthopoulos

10. The evolution of smart city policy of Korea

Jae Yong Lee, Ji-in Chang

11. The smart city of Hangzhou, China: the case of Dream Town Internet village

Iraklis Argyriou

12. The smart city of Changsha, China

Qiaomei Yang

13. Smart City evolution in India: the cases of Dehradun, Nagpur and Allahabad

Vinay Kandpal

14. The smart city of Pune, India

Zeenat Rehena, Marijn Janssen

15. The Smart City of Nara, Japan

Narutoshi Sakano

16. A smart city of Singapore – Is Singapore truly smart?

Cavada, Marianna, Tight, Miles R., Rogers, Christopher D.F.

17. The Smart City of Newark, NJ: Data Analytics Platform for Economic Development and Policy

Soon Ae Chun, Kevin Lyons, Nabil R. Adam

18. The Smart City That Might Be: Quayside, Toronto, Canada

Pamela Robinson

19. The Brazilian Smart Cities: A National Literature Review and Cases Examples

Luiz Pinheiro Junior

20. Porto Alegre, Brazil: the smart health case of Gerint

Miranda, Paulo R. M., Porciuncula, Clarice S., Cunha, Maria A.

21. Smart city of Algiers, Africa: defining its context

Kamila Ghidouche Aït-Yahia, Faouzi Ghidouche, Gilles N’Goala

22. The smart city of Johannesburg, South Africa

Kelvin Joseph Bwalya

23. Smart city of Tunisia, Africa

Aroua Taamallah, Maha Khemaja, Sami Faiz

24. Conclusions: Putting "Sustainable" in Smart Cities

Cristina Bueti, Chris IP


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About the Editor

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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