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The evolution of urban intelligence

The evolution of urban intelligence

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Studies on the future of technologies applied in urban spaces along with the notion of global city wired society and network society have triggered the creation of a new field of activity which comprised professionals working at the intersection of “people, place and technology”. Digital technologies offer opportunities to help cities achieve sustainable development. This new field of activity has examined issues such as cultural, spatial and socio-economic repercussions and relationship of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and cities, local innovation systems and electronic applications (e.g. e-government, GovTech start-ups and incubators), and the movement of digital to cyber to wired to intelligent to smart cities. The article provides a historical background on the role that technology innovation has played in re-shaping cities and economies, and how it impacted the development of cities using the knowledge framework.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Context
  • 2.1.1 Knowledge and technology innovation in cities
  • 2.2 The evolution of urban intelligence
  • 2.2.1 The digital revolution
  • 2.3 Digital cities
  • 2.3.1 Capabilities development in digital cities
  • 2.3.2 Structural analysis of digital cities
  • 2.4 Ubiquitous cities
  • 2.4.1 Capabilities development in ubiquitous cities
  • 2.4.2 Structural analysis of ubiquitous cities
  • 2.5 Intelligent cities
  • 2.5.1 Capabilities development in intelligent cities
  • 2.5.2 Differentiation factors of intelligent cities

Inspec keywords: innovation management; cultural aspects; socio-economic effects; smart cities; technology transfer; sustainable development

Other keywords: technology innovation; urban intelligence; global city wired society; spatial effects; sustainable development; information and communication technologies; electronic applications; ICTs; digital technologies; socio-economic effects; global city network society; local innovation systems; cultural effects

Subjects: Business and administration; Economic, social and political aspects of computing; Engineering computing

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