Journeys in the age of smart cities: some fresh perspectives

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Zheng, P. 2021. Journeys in the age of smart cities: some fresh perspectives. in: Juan Carlos Augusto (ed.) Handbook of Smart Cities Springer Nature. pp. 2-42
AuthorsZheng, P.
EditorsJuan Carlos Augusto
Contributors
Author of introductionVictor Callaghan et al
Abstract

Modern cities are intrinsically multidisciplinary and multicultural places. Inspired by that view, this chapter has invited a cross-disciplinary international team of domain experts to present their differing views (in their distinctive styles) on the current state and future evolution of smart cities. In presenting their views, the experts have adopted the metaphor of a journey, since the people, organizations, and technologies comprising a smart city can be regarded as being on journeys from conception to death, from start-up to bankruptcy, and from innovation to obsolescence. To do this, the chapter begins with a person-centric exploration of smart cities, examining topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, generational issues, memory, and education before ending with a set of discussions around the key enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart transport, mixed reality, and wearables. The chapter concludes by regarding the smart city as a type living laboratory for innovative technology development, reflecting on the expert’s opinions for potential directions of travel that smart city research might take.

KeywordsSmart cities; Current state ; Future evolution
Page range2-42
Year2021
Book titleHandbook of Smart Cities
PublisherSpringer Nature
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ISBN9783030151454
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Print14 Mar 2021
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Accepted18 Jan 2021
Deposited13 Sep 2021
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15145-4
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