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Smart Cities, Big Data, and Sustainability Union

College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, Kent, OH 442420, USA
Department of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH 442420, USA
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Big Data Cogn. Comput. 2017, 1(1), 4;
Received: 20 August 2017 / Revised: 25 September 2017 / Accepted: 26 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
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Media convergence has changed relationships between existing technologies, industries, markets, and audiences. Smart cities are seen as the logical outcome of media convergence. Big Data form the basis and the output of smart technologies. In the last twenty years, there has been much discussion on smart cities, big data, and the need for sustainability in technological endeavors. This article combines these by providing an overview of the three subjects about their points of intersection. Identifying these points of intersection will help smart city researchers to better understand where there is need for further development towards better standards of living and increased sustainability. This review will provide directions for further research and provide a brief historical overview of how far research has come in the three intertwined identified areas towards designing, adapting, and managing smarter communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; big data; sustainable cities; urban spaces; technology smart cities; big data; sustainable cities; urban spaces; technology

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Kudva, S.; Ye, X. Smart Cities, Big Data, and Sustainability Union. Big Data Cogn. Comput. 2017, 1, 4.

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