Smart cities: An effective urban development and management model?

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2015) Smart cities: An effective urban development and management model? Australian Planner, 52(1), pp. 27-34.

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It is argued that the smart cities model promise solutions to fuel sustainable development and a high quality of life with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement. The paper provides a critical review of this model and application attempts of smart urban technologies in contemporary cities by particularly looking into emerging practices of ubiquitous eco-cities as exemplar smart cities initiatives. Through a thorough review of literature and best practices on the smart cities model, this paper attempts to address the research question of whether smart cities model is just another fashionable city brand or an effective urban development and management model to solve the problems of our cities. The findings shed light on urban planning and development considerations for the integration of smart urban technologies and their possible implications in shaping up of the built environment to produce prosperous and sustainable urban futures.

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ID Code: 82175
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 24 Mar 2015.
The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on September 2016
Keywords: smart city, smart urban technology, ubiquitous eco-city, telecommunication infrastructure, urban planning and development
DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2015.1019752
ISSN: 0729-3682
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2015 22:33
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 05:08

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