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Smart Data-Driven Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Analysis of Drone Users in U.S. Cities

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Digital Governance and Analytics Lab and School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, CPACS 111, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
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Aviation Institute, School of Public Administration, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, University of Nebraska at Omaha, CPACS 111, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
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Smart Cities 2021, 4(1), 78-92; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010005
Received: 13 December 2020 / Revised: 30 December 2020 / Accepted: 31 December 2020 / Published: 7 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Cities and Data-driven Innovative Solutions)
Realizing the benefits of drones while minimizing public concerns requires development and implementation of drone use policies that are grounded in an understanding of drone users and their behavior. This study aims to contribute to data-driven smart cities by filling our gap in knowledge about city drone users and their compliance behavior. The literature review has identified the main factors affecting drone policy compliance. This study collects data via a national survey of adults on drone behavior and focuses on city drone users. The results show that city drone users are younger with more dispersed educational backgrounds and income distribution than those in the general population. Moreover, civic duty, trust in government, and knowledge about regulatory requirements are motivators for drone users to comply with drone regulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); drones; regulation; policy; compliance smart cities; unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); drones; regulation; policy; compliance
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Chen, Y.-C.; Huang, C. Smart Data-Driven Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Analysis of Drone Users in U.S. Cities. Smart Cities 2021, 4, 78-92. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010005

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Chen Y-C, Huang C. Smart Data-Driven Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Analysis of Drone Users in U.S. Cities. Smart Cities. 2021; 4(1):78-92. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010005

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Chen, Yu-Che, and Chenyu Huang. 2021. "Smart Data-Driven Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Analysis of Drone Users in U.S. Cities" Smart Cities 4, no. 1: 78-92. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010005

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