Smart City Emergence

Smart City Emergence

Cases From Around the World

1st Edition - June 11, 2019

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  • Editor: Leonidas Anthopoulos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165843
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161692

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: June 11, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165843
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161692

About the Editor

Leonidas Anthopoulos

Leonidas Anthopoulos is Professor of e-Business and Strategy at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He also serves as a Mayor’s Special Advisor of the city of Trikala, Greece, responsible for the Municipality’s smart agenda. Furthermore, he is a member of the ITU SG20 and head of the smart city standardization group of the Greek Standards (ELOT). He has been working in the smart city domain since the early 2000’s. His research has been published in such Elsevier journals as Cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Government Information Quarterly.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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