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Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168165, 9780128168172

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies

1st Edition

Handbook on Planning, Design, Development, and Regulation

Author: John Vacca
eBook ISBN: 9780128168172
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168165
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th September 2020
Page Count: 818
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Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is the most complete guide for integrating next generation smart city technologies into the very foundation of urban areas worldwide, showing how to make urban areas more efficient, more sustainable, and safer. Smart cities are complex systems of systems that encompass all aspects of modern urban life. A key component of their success is creating an ecosystem of smart infrastructures that can work together to enable dynamic, real-time interactions between urban subsystems such as transportation, energy, healthcare, housing, food, entertainment, work, social interactions, and governance. Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is a complete reference for building a holistic, system-level perspective on smart and sustainable cities, leveraging big data analytics and strategies for planning, zoning, and public policy. It offers in-depth coverage and practical solutions for how smart cities can utilize resident’s intellectual and social capital, press environmental sustainability, increase personalization, mobility, and higher quality of life.

Key Features

  • Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for urban system problems, showing how smart technologies can be used to improve the lives of the billions of people living in cities across the globe
  • Demonstrates practical implementation solutions through real-life case studies
  • Enhances reader comprehension with learning aid such as hands-on exercises, questions and answers, checklists, chapter summaries, chapter review questions, exercise problems, and more


Smart cities and critical infrastructure academic and corporate researchers, graduate students, professors, scientists, professionals, and policy-makers

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview of Smart Cities and Infrastructure Technologies
1. Creating Smart Cities
2. Technologies and Trends
3. Infrastructure Components
4. Buildings and Urban Spaces
5. Mobility Systems
6. Urbanization
7. Priority Activities

Part 2: Development and Management
8. Planning and Development
9. Design Principles and Policy Approaches
10. Governance

Part 3: Standardization and Regulation
11. Standardization Requirements
12. Regulating, Sharing, and Financing

Part 4: Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technologies
13. Energy Management
14. Distributed Energy
15. Smart Utilities
16. Smart Grids

Part 5: Technologies and Solutions
17. Recommendations
18. Science, Technology and Innovation-Driven Solutions

Part 6: The Future of Smart Cities
19. DER, Energy Management, and Transactive Energy Networks for Smart Cities
20. Resilient Smart Grids, Vehicle-to-Grid, and Microgrids
21. The Future of Urban Development

Part 7: Appendices
A. Smart Cities Implementation and Deployment Companies
B. Smart Cities Products
C. Smart Cities Standards
D. List of Miscellaneous Resources
E. Frequently Asked Questions
F. Case Studies
G. Answers to Review Questions/Exercises, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects by Chapter


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18th September 2020
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About the Author

John Vacca

John Vacca is an internationally known information technology consultant, researcher, author or editor of more than 80 books. His most recent books include Computer and Information Security Handbook 3E, Network and System Security 2E, Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection, Managing Information Security 2E and Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Techwrite, Ohio, USA

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