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Happy City - How to Plan and Create the Best Livable Area for the People

  • Anna Brdulak
  • Halina Brdulak


  • Presents multi-sector practical cases based on the author’s own research

  • Includes the best practice, which could serve as a benchmark for the creation of smart cities

  • Outlines the main problems with current approaches toward a smart city concept


Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sustainable Urban Mobility

  3. Building Social Capital—Citizen Focus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Oliver Christ, Michael Czarniecki, Christian Kressig, Lukas Scherer
      Pages 71-102
    3. Edwin Bendyk, Jerzy Hausner, Michał Kudłacz
      Pages 135-149
  4. Integrated Infrastructures and Processes Across Energy, ICT and Transport

  5. Policy and Regulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Justyna Bazylińska-Nagler
      Pages 241-253
    3. Anna Orzeł
      Pages 255-273

About this book


This book presents multi-sector practical cases based on the author’s own research. It also includes the best practice, which could serve as a benchmark for the creation of smart cities. The global urbanisation index, i.e., the ratio of city dwellers to the total population, has been steadily increasing in recent years. It is highest in the Americas, followed by Europe, Asia and Africa. The city of the future will combine the intelligent use of IT systems with the potential of institutions, companies and committed, creative inhabitants. The administrative boundaries of today’s cities put certain constraints on their further growth, but in the future these boundaries will no longer be as relevant. Cities in Europe face the challenge of reconciling sustainable urban development and competitiveness – a challenge that will likely influence issues of urban quality such as the economy, culture, social and environmental conditions, changing a given city’s profile as well as urban quality in terms of its composition and characteristics.


Smart City Innovative city Local Government Policy Smart urban Development Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Brdulak
    • 1
  • Halina Brdulak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of LogisticsWSB University in WrocławWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Institute of International Management and MarketingWarsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

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