Special Issue "Public Management and Governance in Smart Cities"
A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: public economics; evaluation of public performance; extending the European Administrative Space; systemic modeling and analysis; administrative systems; smart administration; smart governance; social innovation in smart cities
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Interests: ICT; public innovation; e-governance; smart governance; social innovation in smart cities; performance management
We find assertions on the concept and accomplishments of the smart city in field research, applications, and literature.
The public debates on this topic are developing and several metropolises are designing their own strategies in view to become smart cities.
The European Union as well as other international bodies and organizations are involved in and strategically manage these debates. Based on national strategies, the development of smart cities has become the main objective of several public policies with outcomes compatible with the development directions.
The smart city represents an urban area creating excellent sustainable development and high life quality as an outcome of powerful human capital, social capital, and IT infrastructure, using digital technologies for enhancing living standards, reducing the cost of living, and realising improved communication with citizens.
The concept of the smart city is complex, integrator, dynamic, and continuously expanding and current activities are focused more on the optimization of its functions.
Even the content of management and public governance being applied to smart cities is changing to incorporating “smart” characteristics.
The digital era contemporary with the fourth industrial revolution determines new processes and profound changes in public management and governance, and the current Special Issue will focus on these changes.
Prof. Dr. Ani Matei
Dr. Carmen Savulescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Smart Cities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Smart administration
- public and corporate governance 2.0
- human capital in smart cities
- transparency and decision in smart cities
- networks of smart cities
- smart governance
- social innovation in smart cities