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Special Issue "Transition to Sustainable Energy System for Smart Cities and Industries"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2023) | Viewed by 1753

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Magdalena Wyrwicka
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan University of Technology, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Interests: factors of sustainable endogenous development of industries; city or region; foresight research; technological culture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a Guest Editor, I would like to invite you to submit your research papers to the Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Transition to Sustainable Energy System for Smart Cities and Industries”.

The aim of this Special Issue is to initiate a debate on the necessary activities related to the transition to sustainable energy systems in smart cities and industries. Case studies on specific solutions implemented in the aspect of sustainable development of energy systems, as well as the results of research on the existing state or concepts for the implementation of transformations, are intriguingly welcomed.

Contributions are expected to consider the factors involved in the sustainable energy system of cities and industries and to investigate them in terms of their economic, social, environmental, or legal aspects.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Activities related to the transition to sustainable energy systems for smart cities and industries;
  • Municipal energy transition on the way of integration with European Energy Network ENTSO-E;
  • Evaluation of urban public transport systems;
  • Concepts of urban public transport;
  • Forecast for the development of smart cities;
  • Sustainable energy system for industries;
  • Sustainable energy system for smart cities;
  • Concepts of transition to sustainable energy system for industries;
  • Partial solutions supporting the transition to a sustainable energy system for cities or industries;
  • Smart cities;
  • Smart industries.

Dr. Magdalena Wyrwicka
Guest Editor

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  • sustainable energy system
  • transition to sustainable energy system
  • smart city
  • smart industry sustainable energy system for smart city
  • sustainable energy system for smart industry
  • solutions supporting the transition to a sustainable energy system
  • forecast for the development of smart cities
  • urban transport in smart city

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Smart Mobility in a Smart City in the Context of Generation Z Sustainability, Use of ICT, and Participation
Energies 2022, 15(13), 4651; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134651 - 24 Jun 2022
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Smart sustainable cities represent a great challenge for the modern world. Generation Z (Gen Z), whose representatives are now entering adult life, will play a key role in the implementation of this concept. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature [...] Read more.
Smart sustainable cities represent a great challenge for the modern world. Generation Z (Gen Z), whose representatives are now entering adult life, will play a key role in the implementation of this concept. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of the relationship between the evaluation of smart mobility’s importance for a smart city and the attitudes and behaviours of Generation Z members in the context of sustainability, use of ICT, and their declarative and actual participation in smart city activities. The diagnostic survey method was used to achieve the research objective. The authors designed the questionnaire based on a literature analysis. The research sample consisted of 484 representatives of Generation Z—students of universities located in a smart city, Lublin (Poland). The collected data was statistically analysed using the following methods and statistical tests: Cronbach’s alpha, Pearson’s chi-square test for independence, symmetric measures: Cramer’s V, and the contingency coefficient. The analysis of the obtained research results confirms that the conscious approach of Generation Z to sustainability has a significant and positive impact on their evaluation of actions taken in the field of smart mobility for a smart city. A similar relationship was confirmed with regard to the relationship between ICT use and smart mobility evaluation. The significant and positive impact of young people’s participation in smart cities on their evaluation of smart mobility solutions’ importance was not fully and unequivocally confirmed. In conclusion, the Generation Z representatives’ awareness of the importance of sustainability and caring for the natural environment was confirmed by their desire to be pro-ecological in the areas of smart mobility studied in the paper. Moreover, young people who constantly use the latest technologies see their huge potential for the development of smart mobility in cities. However, despite the growing expectations of citizens’ active attitudes and their increasing participation in smart mobility development, it seems that the representatives of Generation Z are not really interested in it. Their declarations of willingness to join various opinion-forming and decision making processes do not actually transform them into active co-creators of smart mobility solutions. Changing this approach can be an educational, organisational and technological challenge for smart city authorities. The obtained research results could be used as guidelines for facilitating the search for innovative solutions in the area of smart mobility, improving the quality of life of smart city residents based on the principle of sustainable development. Full article
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