Shortcomings to smart city planning and development. Exploring patterns and relationships

Angelidou, Margarita (2017) Shortcomings to smart city planning and development. Exploring patterns and relationships. TeMA (Online), 10 (1/2017). pp. 77-93. ISSN 1970-9870

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Smart city criticism concentrates on conceptual and methodological ambiguity, corporate driven utopian visions, overlooking citizen and other stakeholder potential, ‘splintering urbanism’, and lack of long term vision for sustainable urban development adapted to local needs. Inspired by this critical discourse, this paper aims to present smart city planning and development shortcomings on the basis of applied experience and, further, use this experience to create a new theoretical construct about shortcomings to smart city planning and development. Nine individual smart city cases (Barcelona, Stockholm, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, PlanlT Valley, Cyberjaya, Masdar, Songdo International Business District, Konza) are explored on the basis of selected published material and in-depth case studies, highlighting the challenges and shortcomings that appeared during their development and implementation. Subsequently, the identified shortcomings are synthesized and assessed critically across contextual and strategic levels, uncovering underlying causal relationships. The findings are used to create a new theoretical construct, comprising two paths to shortcomings towards smart city planning and development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart city; urban development; strategy; challenge; causes and effects
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.1 Urbanistica – Aspetti procedurali e sociali (Pianificazione territoriale - Aspetti procedurali e sociali)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:55
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 07:55

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