Sustainable and Community-Centred Development of Smart Cities and Villages
2. Conceptual Framework
2.2. Village, City
3. Community-Centred Development of Sustainable Solutions
- A shift from developing for communities (top-down) to developing with communities (bottom-up). Community members and other stakeholders are an integral part of all phases of the participatory CCD process.
- All community members and other stakeholders possess valuable knowledge, expertise, and experience for creating smart cities and villages—they become collaborators, co-creators and co-workers.
- Smart and proactive citizens are the driving force of smart cities and smart villages; capacity and community building, empowerment, and behavioural change are inseparable part of the development of smart and sustainable solutions, individually and collectively.
- Innovation for smart cities and villages requires an inter- or trans-disciplinary R&D approach that combines engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts and other fields of science—in this way a holistic development of solutions is ensured.
4. Dimensions of Smart Living
5. Discussion and Recommendations
5.1. Calm Technology
5.2. Community Size
5.3. Identifying Community Leaders for Making a Wider Impact
5.4. Readdressing Surveillance and Control Issues
5.5. Enhancing Community Building Processes
Conflicts of Interest
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Zavratnik, V.; Podjed, D.; Trilar, J.; Hlebec, N.; Kos, A.; Stojmenova Duh, E. Sustainable and Community-Centred Development of Smart Cities and Villages. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3961. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12103961
Zavratnik V, Podjed D, Trilar J, Hlebec N, Kos A, Stojmenova Duh E. Sustainable and Community-Centred Development of Smart Cities and Villages. Sustainability. 2020; 12(10):3961. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12103961Chicago/Turabian Style
Zavratnik, Veronika, Dan Podjed, Jure Trilar, Nina Hlebec, Andrej Kos, and Emilija Stojmenova Duh. 2020. "Sustainable and Community-Centred Development of Smart Cities and Villages" Sustainability 12, no. 10: 3961. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12103961