Smart Urban Mobility

Smart Urban Mobility
Author: Michèle Finck,Matthias Lamping,Valentina Moscon,Heiko Richter
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 3662619202
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

This book adds a critical perspective to the legal dialogue on the regulation of ‘smart urban mobility’. Mobility is one of the most visible sub-domains of the ‘smart city’, which has become shorthand for technological advances that influence how cities are structured, public services are fashioned, and citizens coexist. In the urban context, mobility has come under pressure due to a variety of different forces, such as the implementation of new business models (e.g. car and bicycle sharing), the proliferation of alternative methods of transportation (e.g. electric scooters), the emergence of new market players and stakeholders (e.g. internet and information technology companies), and advancements in computer science (in particular due to artificial intelligence). At the same time, demographic changes and the climate crisis increase innovation pressure. In this context law is a seminal factor that both shapes and is shaped by socio-economic and technological change. This book puts a spotlight on recent developments in smart urban mobility from a legal, regulatory, and policy perspective. It considers the implications for the public sector, businesses, and citizens in relation to various areas of public and private law in the European Union, including competition law, intellectual property law, contract law, data protection law, environmental law, public procurement law, and legal philosophy. Chapter 'Location Data as Contractual Counter-Performance: A Consumer Perspective on Recent EU Legislation' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems
Author: Grzegorz Sierpiński
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-08-25
ISBN: 3319994778
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems Book Excerpt:

Methods of advanced data collecting and their analysis, models which help with decision problems as well as technical solutions which improve the integrity of contemporary transport systems at urban area are only some of many problems connected with integration in passenger and freight transport which have been discussed in this book. The book expresses case study-based scientific and practical approach to the problems of contemporary transport systems. The proposed methods and models enable a system approach to assess current solutions. In turn, implementation proposals may support the improvement of the integrity of individual elements of transport systems, and thus increase its effectiveness on the global scale. With regard to the research results discussed and the selected solutions applied, the book primarily addresses the needs of three target groups: • Scientists and researchers (ITS field) • Local authorities (responsible for the transport systems at the urban and regional level) • Representatives of business (traffic strategy management) and industry (manufacturers of ITS components). This book gathers selected papers presented at the 15th Scientific and Technical Conference “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice” organised by the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. The conference was held in Katowice, Poland on September 17–19, 2018.

Smart Urban Development

Smart Urban Development
Author: Vito Bobek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN: 178985041X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Development Book Excerpt:

Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies
Author: John R. Vacca
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN: 012816817X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies Book Excerpt:

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. 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

Enabling Smart Urban Services with GPS Trajectory Data

Enabling Smart Urban Services with GPS Trajectory Data
Author: Chao Chen,Daqing Zhang,Yasha Wang,Hongyu Huang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 981160178X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enabling Smart Urban Services with GPS Trajectory Data Book Excerpt:

With the proliferation of GPS devices in daily life, trajectory data that records where and when people move is now readily available on a large scale. As one of the most typical representatives, it has now become widely recognized that taxi trajectory data provides rich opportunities to enable promising smart urban services. Yet, a considerable gap still exists between the raw data available, and the extraction of actionable intelligence. This gap poses fundamental challenges on how we can achieve such intelligence. These challenges include inaccuracy issues, large data volumes to process, and sparse GPS data, to name but a few. Moreover, the movements of taxis and the leaving trajectory data are the result of a complex interplay between several parties, including drivers, passengers, travellers, urban planners, etc. In this book, we present our latest findings on mining taxi GPS trajectory data to enable a number of smart urban services, and to bring us one step closer to the vision of smart mobility. Firstly, we focus on some fundamental issues in trajectory data mining and analytics, including data map-matching, data compression, and data protection. Secondly, driven by the real needs and the most common concerns of each party involved, we formulate each problem mathematically and propose novel data mining or machine learning methods to solve it. Extensive evaluations with real-world datasets are also provided, to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of using trajectory data. Unlike other books, which deal with people and goods transportation separately, this book also extends smart urban services to goods transportation by introducing the idea of crowdshipping, i.e., recruiting taxis to make package deliveries on the basis of real-time information. Since people and goods are two essential components of smart cities, we feel this extension is bot logical and essential. Lastly, we discuss the most important scientific problems and open issues in mining GPS trajectory data.

Industry 4 0 Challenges in Smart Cities

Industry 4 0 Challenges in Smart Cities
Author: Dagmar Cagáňová,Natália Horňáková
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2022-06-20
ISBN: 303092968X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industry 4 0 Challenges in Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the next level of innovative technologies influencing sectors in industry and their future in industrial, urban and sustainable development. The authors provide a platform for a discussion of a synergy of ideas within smart industrial innovations, approaching them from various points of view. These include industry and management 4.0, the expansion of new business models, smart technologies identifying global challenges, and other new trends and opportunities. New managerial ideas, innovations, and technologies for advances in mobility are highlighted together from a multidisciplinary perspective. This book is relevant to researchers, graduate students and those who are interested in Smart Cities. Discusses unique angles in the fields of Industrial Management Links various global challenges in Industry 4.0, IoT, and Smart City applications by analysing results in practice

Smart Urban Mobility

Smart Urban Mobility
Author: Ivana Cavar Semanjski
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN: 9780128207178
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

Smart Urban Mobility: Transport Planning in the Age of Big Data and Digital Twins explores the data-driven paradigm shift in urban mobility planning and examines how well-established practices and strong data analytics efforts can be better aligned to fit transport planning practices and "smart" mobility management needs. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the major big data and technology resources derived from smart cities research which are collectively poised to transform urban mobility. Chapters highlight the important aspects of each data source affecting applicability, along with the outcomes of smart mobility measures and campaigns. Transport planners, urban policymakers, public administrators, city managers, data scientists, and consulting companies managing smart city interventions and data-driven urban transformation projects will gain a better understanding of this up-and-coming research from this book's detailed overview and numerous practical examples and best practices for operational deployment. Addresses key principles underlying smart mobility, as well as opportunities and challenges of integrating big data-driven insights into transport planning and smart cities Presents practical advice on how to implement smart mobility advances, providing a benchmark reference by best practice examples in the field Examines synthesis of existing gaps, limitations, and big data potential beyond traditional data needs for transport planning, as well as examples of the best practices

Designing Developing and Facilitating Smart Cities

Designing  Developing  and Facilitating Smart Cities
Author: Vangelis Angelakis,Elias Tragos,Henrich C. Pöhls,Adam Kapovits,Alessandro Bassi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-12-04
ISBN: 3319449249
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Developing and Facilitating Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

This book discusses how smart cities strive to deploy and interconnect infrastructures and services to guarantee that authorities and citizens have access to reliable and global customized services. The book addresses the wide range of topics present in the design, development and running of smart cities, ranging from big data management, Internet of Things, and sustainable urban planning. The authors cover - from concept to practice – both the technical aspects of smart cities enabled primarily by the Internet of Things and the socio-economic motivations and impacts of smart city development. The reader will find smart city deployment motivations, technological enablers and solutions, as well as state of the art cases of smart city implementations and services. · Provides a single compendium of the technological, political, and social aspects of smart cities; · Discusses how the successful deployment of smart Cities requires a unified infrastructure to support the diverse set of applications that can be used towards urban development; · Addresses design, development and running of smart cities, including big data management and Internet of Things applications.

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility
Author: Tomasz Janasz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 3658204605
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

Tomasz Janasz demonstrates that digital technologies and new mobility concepts can lead to a reduction of the automobiles in urban areas by a factor of 10. The book features two vivid case studies of such digital mobility concepts: TwoGo by SAP and smexx. The author proposes six prototypes of business models for ‘Shared Automobility Services’. Janasz offers also the ‘Transformative Literacy’ for designing sustainable urban mobility systems of the future. The author elaborates on the socio-political patterns of urban mobility by presenting the case of the City of Basel (Switzerland). He proposes the framework of ‘Integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility’ to explain how to overcome car dependence in cities.

Handbook of Urban Mobilities

Handbook of Urban Mobilities
Author: Ole B. Jensen,Claus Lassen,Vincent Kaufmann,Malene Freudendal-Pedersen,Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 1351058738
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Urban Mobilities Book Excerpt:

This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and ‘the urban’ as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe and analyse the world of urban mobilities. The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the ‘mobilities turn’ with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes; particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict, and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrastructures, technologies and design are duly considered. With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state of the art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programmes and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic and transportation planning, and architecture and urban design.

Smart Urban Mobility

Smart Urban Mobility
Author: Michèle Finck,Matthias Lamping,Valentina Moscon,Heiko Richter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 9783662619223
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

This book adds a critical perspective to the legal dialogue on the regulation of ‘smart urban mobility’. Mobility is one of the most visible sub-domains of the ‘smart city’, which has become shorthand for technological advances that influence how cities are structured, public services are fashioned, and citizens coexist. In the urban context, mobility has come under pressure due to a variety of different forces, such as the implementation of new business models (e.g. car and bicycle sharing), the proliferation of alternative methods of transportation (e.g. electric scooters), the emergence of new market players and stakeholders (e.g. internet and information technology companies), and advancements in computer science (in particular due to artificial intelligence). At the same time, demographic changes and the climate crisis increase innovation pressure. In this context law is a seminal factor that both shapes and is shaped by socio-economic and technological change. This book puts a spotlight on recent developments in smart urban mobility from a legal, regulatory, and policy perspective. It considers the implications for the public sector, businesses, and citizens in relation to various areas of public and private law in the European Union, including competition law, intellectual property law, contract law, data protection law, environmental law, public procurement law, and legal philosophy. Chapter 'Location Data as Contractual Counter-Performance: A Consumer Perspective on Recent EU Legislation' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2021

Computational Science and Its Applications     ICCSA 2021
Author: Osvaldo Gervasi,Beniamino Murgante,Sanjay Misra,Chiara Garau,Ivan Blečić,David Taniar,Bernady O. Apduhan,Ana Maria A. C. Rocha,Eufemia Tarantino,Carmelo Maria Torre
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2021-09-11
ISBN: 3030869792
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2021 Book Excerpt:

​The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 1588 submissions. Part VI of the set includes the proceedings of the following workshops: ​International Workshop on Digital Transformation and Smart City (DIGISMART 2021); International Workshop on Econometrics and Multidimensional Evaluation in Urban Environment (EMEUE 2021); International Workshop on Transformational Urban Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities During and Post COVID Era (FURTHER2021); International Workshop on Geodesign in Decision Making: meta planning and collaborative design for sustainable and inclusive development (GDM 2021);11th International Workshop on Future Computing System Technologies and Applications (FiSTA 2021); International Workshop on Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics (GEOG-AND-MOD 2021).

Smart Economy in Smart African Cities

Smart Economy in Smart African Cities
Author: Gora Mboup,Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 9811334714
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Economy in Smart African Cities Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the use of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures in order to develop smart cities and produce smart economies in Africa. It discusses a robust set of concepts, including smart planning, smart infrastructure development, smart economic development, smart environmental sustainability, smart social development, resilience, and smart peace and security in several African cities. By drawing on the accumulated knowledge on various conditions that make cities smart, green, livable and healthy, it helps in the planning, design and management of African urbanization. In turn, it fosters the development of e-commerce, e-education, e-governance, etc. The rapid development of ICT infrastructures facilitates the creation of smart economies in digitally served cities and towns through smart urban planning, smart infrastructures, smart land tenure and smart urban policies. In the long term, this can reduce emissions of CO2, promote the creation of low carbon cities, reduce land degradation and promote biodiversity.

CIGOS 2021 Emerging Technologies and Applications for Green Infrastructure

CIGOS 2021  Emerging Technologies and Applications for Green Infrastructure
Author: Cuong Ha-Minh,Anh Minh Tang,Tinh Quoc Bui,Xuan Hong Vu,Dat Vu Khoa Huynh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1958
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 9811671605
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CIGOS 2021 Emerging Technologies and Applications for Green Infrastructure Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the key role of green infrastructure (GI) in providing natural and ecosystem solutions, helping alleviate many of the environmental, social, and economic problems caused by rapid urbanization. The book gathers the emerging technologies and applications in various disciplines involving geotechnics, civil engineering, and structures, which are presented in numerous high-quality papers by worldwide researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and entrepreneurs at the 6th CIGOS event, 2021. Moreover, by sharing knowledge and experiences around emerging GI technologies and policy issues, the book aims at encouraging adoption of GI technologies as well as building capacity for implementing GI practices at all scales. This book is useful for researchers and professionals in designing, building, and managing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.

Emerging Smart Technologies

Emerging Smart Technologies
Author: Dr. Matthew N. O Sadiku
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 1665516607
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Smart Technologies Book Excerpt:

We live in a world with an abundance of technologies and the technologies are developing and improving rapidly. Technologies are transforming our lifestyles, social interactions, and workplaces. Nearly everyone in the developed nations possesses multiple electronic gadgets (cell phones, tablets, personal computers, laptops, digital notebooks, etc.). Daily use of technology has evolved. Recent advances in the field of technology have led to the emergence of innovative solutions known as smart technologies. A technology is considered smart if it performs a task that an intelligent person can do. A smart or intelligent technology is a self-operative and corrective system that requires little or no human intervention. Smart technologies can be understood as a generalization of the concept of smart structures and the use of digital and communications technologies. They have given us new, powerful tools to work. Application of such technologies can transform the conventional cities into smart cities, conventional home into smart home, conventional farming into smart farming, etc. Today, we are in an era where everything is expected to be smart. Common examples include smart cities, smart factory, smart agriculture, smart farming, smart healthcare, smart university, smart medication, smart water, smart food, smart materials, smart devices, smart phones, smart grid, smart energy, smart homes, smart buildings, smart metering, smart appliances, smart equipment, smart heating controls, smart lighting systems, smart watch, smart economy, smart environment, smart grids, smart transportation, smart mobility, smart manufacturing, smart living, smart environment, smart people, etc. These technologies will ensure equity, fairness, and realize a better quality of life. The combined autonomy and ambience of smart technologies simultaneously provides the conduit through which our choices are affected. These smart technologies go hand-in-hand with a new technology called the Internet of things (IoT).

Decarbonising the Built Environment

Decarbonising the Built Environment
Author: Peter Newton,Deo Prasad,Alistair Sproul,Stephen White
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN: 9811379408
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decarbonising the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC’s Climate Change program and its focus on mitigation and adaptation. All nations must make significant contributions to this transformation. This book highlights the new knowledge and innovation that has emerged from research projects undertaken in the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living between 2012 and 2019 – an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Technology that is tasked with responding to the UN challenges. Four principal transition pathways were central to the CRC and provide the thematic structure to this volume. They focus on technology, buildings, precinct and city design, and human behaviour – and their interactions.

Urban Planning for Transitions

Urban Planning for Transitions
Author: Nicolas Douay,Michael Minja
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN: 1119821657
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Planning for Transitions Book Excerpt:

Today, as cities undergo rapid and dynamic transformations, riddled with uncertainties about the future, the roles of urban planning and urban planners lie in one of these new crossroad moments. Climate change, urban migration, social inclusion, health emergencies and financial and economic crises have elevated urbanization to newer heights of complexity that can only be tackled by integrating a multitude of scenarios, strategies and discourses, in order to create an urban future that is resilient and sustainable. Urban planners have come up with transition proposals and concepts that they hope will be able to respond to cities challenges and ultimately allow them to adapt and make the transition into more robust urban areas. This book presents and discusses various urban transition strategies, action plans and programs that have been proposed or even conducted in different countries all over the world. Different countries require different strategies, but they all have the same goal in mind, each of them trying to address urban complexities and cope with the rapid pace at which the world is evolving.

European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information
Author: Cristina Capineri,Muki Haklay,Haosheng Huang,Vyron Antoniou,Juhani Kettunen,Frank Ostermann,Ross Purves
Publsiher: Ubiquity Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1909188808
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web applications. The exploitation, integration and application of these sources, termed volunteered geographic information (VGI) or crowdsourced geographic information (CGI), offer scientists an unprecedented opportunity to conduct research on a variety of topics at multiple scales and for diversified objectives. The Handbook is organized in five parts, addressing the fundamental questions: What motivates citizens to provide such information in the public domain, and what factors govern/predict its validity? What methods might be used to validate such information? Can VGI be framed within the larger domain of sensor networks, in which inert and static sensors are replaced or combined by intelligent and mobile humans equipped with sensing devices? What limitations are imposed on VGI by differential access to broadband Internet, mobile phones, and other communication technologies, and by concerns over privacy? How do VGI and crowdsourcing enable innovation applications to benefit human society? Chapters examine how crowdsourcing techniques and methods, and the VGI phenomenon, have motivated a multidisciplinary research community to identify both fields of applications and quality criteria depending on the use of VGI. Besides harvesting tools and storage of these data, research has paid remarkable attention to these information resources, in an age when information and participation is one of the most important drivers of development. The collection opens questions and points to new research directions in addition to the findings that each of the authors demonstrates. Despite rapid progress in VGI research, this Handbook also shows that there are technical, social, political and methodological challenges that require further studies and research.

Sustainable Smart Cities

Sustainable Smart Cities
Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,Dag R. Bennett,Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN: 331940895X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities. It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities:• Citizen participation and empowerment • Value creation mechanisms • Public administration• Quality of life and sustainability• Democracy• ICT• Private initiatives and entrepreneurship Regardless of their size, all cities are ultimately agglomerations of people and institutions. Agglomeration economies make it possible to attain minimum efficiencies of scale in the organization and delivery of services. However, the economic benefits do not constitute the main advantage of a city. A city’s status rests on three dimensions: (1) political impetus, which is the result of citizens’ participation and the public administration’s agenda; (2) applications derived from technological advances (especially in ICT); and (3) cooperation between public and private initiatives in business development and entrepreneurship. These three dimensions determine which resources are necessary to create smart cities. But a smart city, ideal in the way it channels and resolves technological, social and economic-growth issues, requires many additional elements to function at a high-performance level, such as culture (an environment that empowers and engages citizens) and physical infrastructure designed to foster competition and collaboration, encourage new ideas and actions, and set the stage for new business creation. Featuring contributions with models, tools and cases from around the world, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, academics, professionals and policymakers interested in smart cities.

International Security Management

International Security Management
Author: Gabriele Jacobs,Ilona Suojanen,Kate E. Horton,Petra Saskia Bayerl
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-08-07
ISBN: 3030425231
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Security Management Book Excerpt:

This book offers a new look at international security management combining practical applications and theoretical foundations for new solutions to today’s complex security and safety challenges. The book’s focus on safety as a positive experience complements the traditional approach to safety as risks and threats. In addition, its multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary, international and evidence-based approach provides holistic and timely insights for the field. Topics raised in this book focus on the crucial questions of: Who is safety actually for? (and) How can sustainable safety solutions be jointly created? This book provides comprehensive insights into the latest research findings, practical applications and suggestions for dealing with challenges in international security management in integrated and sustainable ways, making it relevant reading for practitioners, as well as academics and students - with a view to obtaining thorough, first-hand knowledge from serving experts in the field. We explore new ways of working with citizens, police and policymakers in order to co-create safety. This book emphasises the importance of safety as a topic that matters for all. “Safety and security are basic pillars for the development of our society. However, the number of areas, actors and procedures involved in the management of the different elements composing the international security eco-system, its coordination and alignment, make it a challenging issue to resolve. This book provides a fresh new approach to this complex issue, in which we all have a role to play.” Fernando Ruiz, Acting Head of European Cyber-Crime Centre - Europol “A very timely analysis that brings a much-needed international perspective to the field of security management. The authors explore the challenges confronting security management in a complex and connected world and generate new ideas to support practice and inspire research.” Professor Mark Griffin; John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University; Director, Future of Work Institute “This book presents the role of International Security Management in the 21st century in an innovative way.” Dr. Christian Endreß, Managing Director, ASW Bundesverband - German Association for Security in Industry and Commerce