Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges : Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats

Anna Visvizi; Miltiadis Lytras

Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges: Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats serves as a primer on smart cities, providing readers with no prior knowledge on smart cities with an understanding.

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of the current smart cities debates. Gathering cutting-edge research and insights from academics, practitioners and policymakers around the globe, it identifies and discusses the nascent threats and challenges contemporary urban areas face, highlighting the drivers and ways of navigating these issues in an effective manner. Uniquely providing a blend of conceptual academic analysis with empirical insights, the book produces policy recommendations that boost urban sustainability and resilience. Combines conceptual academic approaches with empirically-driven insights and best practicesOffers new approaches and arguments from inter and multi-disciplinary perspectivesProvides foundational knowledge and comparative insight from global case-studies that enable critical reflection and operationalizationGenerates policy recommendations that pave the way to debate and case-based planning