Special Issue "Approaches, Advances and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: smart technologies communities, cities, and urbanism; sustainable and resilient cities; communities and urban ecosystems; knowledge-based development of cities and innovation districts
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We are inviting submissions—that is, research articles, literature reviews, case reports, short communications—to the Energies Special Issue on “Approaches, Advances, and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities”.
Over the past decade, digital technologies, as part of the global smart city agenda, have begun to form the backbone of our cities and to enhance service quality in urban infrastructure. It is widely argued that this approach will create smart cities that are efficient, technologically advanced, green, and socially inclusive (Praharaj et al., 2018). Along with this technocentric viewpoint, the sustainability ideology has had a significant imprint on the planning and development of smart cities in recent years (Yigitcanlar & Kamruzzaman, 2018). This envirocentric viewpoint has led to consolidated efforts in the conceptualisation of the sustainable development of smart cities—or smart and sustainable cities. The marriage of technocentric and envirocentric views is seen as the only way to constitute the 21st century’s ideal city form (Yigitcanlar et al., 2018). It is also argued that this way, the faced and forthcoming severe ecological, societal, economic, and governance challenges across the globe would be adequately addressed (Han & Hawken, 2018).
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the conceptual and practical knowledge pools in order to improve the research and practice on the sustainable development of smart cities by bringing an informed understanding of the subject to scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. This Special Issue seeks articles offering insights into the sustainable development of smart cities by providing in-depth conceptual analyses and detailed case study descriptions and empirical investigations. This way, the Special Issue will form a repository of relevant information, material, and knowledge to support research, policymaking, practice, and transferability of experiences to address aforementioned challenges.
The scope of the special issue includes the following broad areas, with a particular focus on the approaches, advances, and applications in the sustainable development of smart cities:
- Theoretical underpinnings and analytical and policy frameworks;
- Methodological approaches for the evaluation of smart and sustainable cities;
- Technological developments in the techno-enviro nexus;
- Global best practice smart city case investigations and reports;
- Geo-design and applications concerning desired urban outcomes;
- Prospects, implications, and impacts concerning the future of smart and sustainable cities.
Han, H., & Hawken, S. (2018). Introduction: innovation and identity in next-generation smart cities. City, Culture and Society, 12, 1-4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.12.003.
Praharaj, S., Han, H., & Hawken, S. (2018). Urban innovation through policy integration: critical perspectives from 100 smart cities mission in India. City, Culture and Society, 12, 35-43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.004.
Yigitcanlar, T., & Kamruzzaman, M., (2018). Does smart city policy lead to sustainability of cities? Land Use Policy, 73, 49-58, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.034.
Yigitcanlar, T., Kamruzzaman, M., Buys, L., Ioppolo, G., Sabatini-Marques, J., Costa, E., & Yun, J., (2018). Understanding ‘smart cities’: intertwining development drivers with desired outcomes in a multidimensional framework. Cities, 81, 145-160, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.04.003.
Assoc. Prof. Tan Yigitcanlar
Assoc. Prof. Hoon Han
Asspc. Prof. Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Manuscript Submission Information
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The following is a list of relevant keywords to this special issue, although papers on other related subjects are also welcome:
- Smart cities, communities, districts, precincts, buildings, homes;
- Smart infrastructures, services, meters, grids, energy, autonomous vehicles;
- Smart economy, specialisation, living, mobility, healthcare, education, governance;
- Smart urban technologies, sensors, internet-of-things, big data, data analytics, urban informatics;
- Sustainable urban development, sustainable cities, zero carbon cities, climate neutral developments;
- Post-Anthropocentrism, living lab, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligent, machine learning.