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Sustainable Smart Cities

Creating Spaces for Technological, Social and Business Development

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Dag R. Bennett
  • Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dag Bennett, Diana Pérez-Bustamante, Maria-Luisa Medrano
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alberto Vaquero-García, José Álvarez-García, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 15-29
  4. Francisco-Javier Arroyo-Cañada, Jaime Gil-Lafuente
    Pages 49-63
  5. Sandra Escamilla Solano, Paola Plaza Casado, Sandra Flores Ureba
    Pages 65-77
  6. Teresa Aragonez, Gonçalo Caetano Alves, Alicia Blanco-González
    Pages 79-88
  7. Jessica Mendoza Moheno, Martín Aubert Hernández Calzada, Blanca Cecilia Salazar Hernández
    Pages 89-99
  8. Javier de Esteban Curiel, María Luisa Delgado Jalón, Beatriz Rodríguez Herráez, Arta Antonovica
    Pages 101-114
  9. Daniel Amo, Maria-Luisa Medrano, Diana Pérez-Bustamante
    Pages 115-128
  10. Diana Rocío Sánchez Martínez, Tirso Javier Hernández Gracia, Enrique Martínez Muñoz, Alejandra Corichi García
    Pages 129-142
  11. Charles Graham, Anita Peleg
    Pages 143-157
  12. Amador Durán-Sánchez, María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, Almudena Sereno-Ramírez, Kristina Bredis
    Pages 159-181
  13. José María Cubillo-Pinilla, Alicia Blanco-González, Cristina Marín-Palacios, Mariano Méndez-Suárez
    Pages 183-192
  14. Josep María Raya, Pablo García Estévez, Camilo Prado-Román, José Torres Pruñonosa
    Pages 193-198
  15. José Álvarez-García, María de la Cruz del Río-Rama, Gloria Vázquez-Huerta, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 199-218
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 219-224

About this book


This volume provides the most current research on smart cities. Specifically, it focuses on the economic development and sustainability of smart cities and examines how to transform older industrial cities into sustainable smart cities.  It aims to identify the role of the following elements in the creation and management of smart cities:
• Citizen participation and empowerment 
• Value creation mechanisms 
• Public Administration
• Quality of life and sustainability
• Democracy
• Private Initiatives and Entrepreneurship

Regardless of their size, all cities are ultimately agglomerations of people and institutions. Agglomeration economies make it possible to attain minimum efficiencies of scale in the organization and delivery of services. However, the economic benefits do not constitute the main advantage of a city. A city’s status rest on three dimensions: (1) political impetus, which is the result of citizens’ participation and the public administration’s agenda; (2) applications derived from technological advances (especially in ICT); and (3) cooperation between public and private initiatives in business development and entrepreneurship. These three dimensions determine which resources are necessary to create smart cities. But a smart city, ideal in the way it channels and resolves technological, social and economic-growth issues, requires many additional elements to function at a high-performance level, such as culture (an environment that empowers and engages citizens) and physical infrastructure designed to foster competition and collaboration, encourage new ideas and actions, and set the stage for new business creation. 

Featuring contributions with models, tools and cases from around the world, this book intends to be a valuable resource for researchers, students, academics, professionals and policymakers interested in Smart Cities.


Smart Cities Sustainable Development ICT in Smart Cities Quality of Life Public Administration Private Initiatives in Smart Cities Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Dag R. Bennett
    • 2
  • Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Organizacón de EmpresasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Ehrenberg Centre for Research in MarketingLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Faculty of Social Sciences & LawUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Book Subtitle Creating Spaces for Technological, Social and Business Development
  • Editors Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Dag R. Bennett
    Diana Pérez-Bustamante Yábar
  • Series Title Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Innovation,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-40894-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82211-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-40895-8
  • Series ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-5701
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
    Sustainability Management
    Urban Economics
    Development Economics
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