Smart Cities Atlas

Western and Eastern Intelligent Communities

  • Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
  • Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
  • Valentina Vaccaro

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Smart City: Definitions, Policies, Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, Valentina Vaccaro
      Pages 3-21
  3. Smart City Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, Valentina Vaccaro, Ina Macaione, Enrico Anello
      Pages 47-140
  4. Approaches to the Smart City Concept: Economy, Technology, People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Luciano De Bonis, Ferdinando Trapani
      Pages 143-158
    3. Angelo Miglietta, Emanuele Parisi
      Pages 159-172
    4. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Valentina Vaccaro
      Pages 173-186
    5. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, Valentina Vaccaro
      Pages 187-206
    6. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
      Pages 207-231
    7. Silvia Pennisi
      Pages 233-242
    8. Daniela Ciaffi, Emanuela Saporito
      Pages 243-248

About this book


The book discusses the concept of the smart city, and is based on a multi-service and multi-sectoral approach to urban planning, including various urban functions and the human capital of cities. The work is divided into three parts. The first is an introductory section which covers definitions, policies and tools used at European level for the development and classification of a smart city. The second presents a selection of examples of Western and Eastern communities, which experienced technologies and strategies that have made them smart. The third describes in detail the main three possible approaches (economical, technological and social) to the smart city concept which are the focus ambits of the holistic concept of smart city.

The work provides a good overview of the concept of smart city, and also offers a critical analysis of the various approaches to smart cities, in order to provide tools to develop solutions that address the smart development of cities with an approach as multi-sectoral as possible.

Its accessible language and several examples make the book easy to read and appealing to public administrators, students, planners and researchers.


Sustainable Regeneration Participative Processes European Environmental Policies ICT Infrastructures Territorial Innovation Energy Systems Urban and Environmental Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
    • 1
  • Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
    • 2
  • Valentina Vaccaro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Palermo PalermoItaly
  2. 2.University of Palermo PalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of Palermo PalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47360-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47361-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-259X
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2603
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