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Technology and the city : systems, applications and implications

Author: Tan Yigitcanlar
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Regions and cities, 99.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with an elaboration of the historical significance of technologies in economic growth, social progress and urban development, this book introduces the most prominent smart urban information technologies. The book showcases significant smart city practices from across the globe that uses smart urban technologies and systems most effectively. It explores the role of these technologies and asks how they can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tan Yigitcanlar
ISBN: 9781138826700 1138826707
OCLC Number: 935674965
Description: xxxi, 188 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Background --
1.Introduction --
Theoretical and practical underpinnings --
Rationale and scope --
Organisation of the book --
2.A historical perspective on technology and urbanisation --
Introduction --
The pre-industrial era --
The industrial era --
The post-industrial era --
Summary --
pt. II Systems --
3.Smart urban information technologies --
Introduction --
Infrastructural information technologies --
Locational and sensing technologies --
Ubiquitous computing and augmented reality technologies --
Convergence technologies --
Summary --
4.Smart urban systems --
Introduction --
Smart urban transport systems --
Smart urban grid systems --
Smart urban water and waste systems --
Smart urban emergency and safety systems --
Smart urban participatory decision systems --
Summary --
pt. III Applications --
5.Smart cities in practice --
Introduction --
Smart city initiatives from South East Asia --
Smart city initiatives from Europe Note continued: Smart city initiatives from the Middle East --
Smart city initiatives from North and South America --
Smart city initiatives from Oceania --
Summary --
pt. IV Implications --
6.Magnitudes of smart technology applications for cities --
Introduction --
Economic development in smart cities --
Sociocultural development in smart cities --
Spatial development in smart cities --
Institutional development in smart cities --
Summary --
7.Prospects of smart technology applications for cities --
Introduction --
Future of life on planet Earth --
Future of smart technologies --
Future of smart cities --
Summary --
Afterword --
The volatile landscape of smart cities --
The evolving digital space of cities --
Smart cities and digital disruption of innovation systems --
The disruption of urban systems --
Towards smart urban futures.
Series Title: Regions and cities, 99.
Responsibility: Tan Yigitcanlar.

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Beginning with an elaboration of the historical significance of technologies in economic growth, social progress and urban development, this book introduces the most prominent smart urban information technologies. The book showcases significant smart city practices from across the globe that uses smart urban technologies and systems most effectively. It explores the role of these technologies and asks how they can be adopted into the planning, development and management processes of cities for sustainable urban futures.

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