Managing ubiquitous eco cities : the role of urban telecommunication infrastructure networks and convergence technologies

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Managing ubiquitous eco cities : the role of urban telecommunication infrastructure networks and convergence technologies. In Proceedings of the Second International Seminar on Future City: U-City Space for Future Life, Korea, Daejeon.


A successful urban management system for a Ubiquitous Eco City requires an integrated approach. This integration includes bringing together economic, socio-cultural and urban development with a well orchestrated, transparent and open decision making mechanism and necessary infrastructure and technologies. Rapidly developing information and telecommunication technologies and their platforms in the late 20th Century improves urban management and enhances the quality of life and place. Telecommunication technologies provide an important base for monitoring and managing activities over wired, wireless or fibre-optic networks. Particularly technology convergence creates new ways in which the information and telecommunication technologies are used. The 21st Century is an era where information has converged, in which people are able to access a variety of services, including internet and location based services, through multi-functional devices such as mobile phones and provides opportunities in the management of Ubiquitous Eco Cities. This paper discusses the recent developments in telecommunication networks and trends in convergence technologies and their implications on the management of Ubiquitous Eco Cities and how this technological shift is likely to be beneficial in improving the quality of life and place. The paper also introduces recent approaches on urban management systems, such as intelligent urban management systems, that are suitable for Ubiquitous Eco Cities.

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ID Code: 29526
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ubiquitous Eco City, Urban Management Systems, Intelligent Urban Management Systems, Technology Convergence, Information and Communication Technology, Urban Telecommunication Infrastructure
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors].
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2010 06:28
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:16

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