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Research Structure and Trends of Smart Urban Mobility

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Chaire Entrepreneuriat Territoire Innovation (ETI), Groupe de Recherche en Gestion des Organisations (GREGOR), IAE Paris–Sorbonne Business School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 75013 Paris, France
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Live+Smart Research Lab, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong 3220, Australia
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Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney 2007, Australia
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Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences & Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS), Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8511, Japan
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Center for Peaceful and Sustainable Futures (CEPEAS), IDEC Institute, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8529, Japan
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Smart Cities 2022, 5(2), 539-561; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities5020029
Received: 22 March 2022 / Revised: 11 April 2022 / Accepted: 17 April 2022 / Published: 18 April 2022
Mobility is a subject of increasing importance in a time when cities have gained prominence, as they are home to over 56% of the world’s population and generate over 80% of global GDP. Urban planning principles have traditionally been developed to promote urban efficiency and enhance productivity. The emergence of ‘Smart Mobility’ has provided researchers and policy practitioners new ways to understand and plan cities. With rapid urbanization growth and the sustained mobility challenges faced in most global cities, this paper sets forth to understand and map the evolution of the concept of ‘Smart Urban Mobility’ through a bibliometric analysis and science mapping techniques using VOSviewer. In total, 6079 articles were retrieved from the Web of Science database over 5 decades, from 1968 to 2021, and divided into four sub-periods, namely 1968 to 2010, 2011 to 2015, 2016 to 2019, and 2020 to 2021. The paper provides a better understanding of the thematic focus and associated trends of smart mobility beyond technical issues related to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), where due to diverse dynamics, such as unprecedented growth and advancement in technologies, attention has extended to incorporating the impacts of the application of different technologies in urban mobility as well as associated fields. This paper further identifies major sources, authors, publications, and countries that have made more contributions to the development of this field. The findings of this study can help researchers better understand the evolution of the subject, and help policymakers make better-informed decisions on investable infrastructures for better mobility outcomes in urban regeneration pursuits and future cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: bibliometric analysis; smart mobility; transportation; smart cities; urban policy; sustainability; Intelligent Transport Systems bibliometric analysis; smart mobility; transportation; smart cities; urban policy; sustainability; Intelligent Transport Systems
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