Understanding ‘smart cities’: Intertwining development drivers with desired outcomes in a multidimensional framework

Published on Apr 25, 2018in Science & Engineering Faculty
Tan Yigitcanlar33
Estimated H-index: 33
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 4 AuthorsJinHyo Joseph Yun12
Estimated H-index: 12
The convergence of technology and the city is commonly referred to as the ‘smart city’. It is seen as a possible remedy for the challenges that urbanisation creates in the age of global climate change, and as an enabler of a sustainable and liveable urban future. A review of the abundant but fragmented literature on smart city theories and practices, nevertheless, reveals that there is a limited effort to capture a comprehensive understanding on how the complex and multidimensional nature of the drivers of smart cities are linked to desired outcomes. The paper aims to develop a clearer understanding on this new city model by identifying and linking the key drivers to desired outcomes, and then intertwining them in a multidimensional framework. The methodological approach of this research includes a systematic review of the literature on smart cities, focusing on those aimed at conceptual development and provide empirical evidence base. The review identifies that the literature reveals three types of drivers of smart cities— community, technology, policy—which are linked to five desired outcomes—productivity, sustainability, accessibility, wellbeing, liveability, governance. These drivers and outcomes altogether assemble a smart city framework, where each of them represents a distinctive dimension of the smart cities notion. This paper helps in expanding our understanding beyond a monocentric technology focus of the current common smart city practice.
  • References (0)
  • Citations (1)
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
22 Citations
20 Citations
78% of Scinapse members use related papers. After signing in, all features are FREE.
Cited By1
#1Junseong Bang (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Young-Ho Lee (Mokpo National University)H-Index: 10
Last. Wonjoo Park (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)H-Index: 3
view all 4 authors...
With advances in information and communication technologies, cities are getting smarter to enhance the quality of human life. In smart cities, safety (including security) is an essential issue. In this paper, by reviewing several safe city projects, smart city facilities for the safety are presented. With considering the facilities, a design for a crime intelligence system is introduced. Then, concentrating on how to support police activities (i.e., emergency call reporting reception, patrol act...
#1Tan Yigitcanlar (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 33
#2KamruzzamanH-Index: 15
Smart cities have become a popular concept due to their potential to create a sustainable and livable urban future. Smart mobility forms an integral part of the smart city agenda—targeting to reduce congestion and emissions, and foster faster, greener and cheaper transportation options. This paper investigates the smart mobility concept from the angle of sustainable commuting practices in the context of smart cities. Using two editions (2006, 2011) of the census data from the Australian Bureau o...
10 CitationsSource