Smart Cities

The new paradigm of smart city (intelligent city is an equivalent term) has emerged from academic research and experimental city projects over the past several decades. A series of publications and planning initiatives demonstrate how Internet technologies can be used to empower citizens and organizations in developing innovative and collaborative solutions that make cities more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive.

The smart city paradigm marks a turning point in the evolution of urban development and planning, disrupting traditional planning models of the high density city of towers and suburban sprawl and more recent models of new urbanism and compact city, which dominated city making during the 20th century. The new urban reality of the smart city emerges from broadband networks, software applications, data from sensors, and ...

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