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City Networks

Collaboration and Planning for Health and Sustainability

  • Athanasia Karakitsiou
  • Athanasios Migdalas
  • Stamatina Th. Rassia
  • Panos M. Pardalos


  • Broadens understanding of models, networks, and methodologies utilized for urban planning

  • Collates sustainable city networks and smart cities through diverse positions

  • Features resilient models for future cities based on real world data from countries across the world


Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Federico Fontana
    Pages 17-38
  3. Fotini Kehagia
    Pages 99-119
  4. Georgios Chatzipoulidis, Georgios Aretoulis, Glykeria Kalfakakou
    Pages 177-196
  5. Virgil Dumbrava, Theodor Miclescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu
    Pages 213-226
  6. Antigoni Zafirakou
    Pages 227-258
  7. Thomas Wortmann, Giacomo Nannicini
    Pages 259-278

About this book


Sustainable development within urban and rural areas, transportation systems, logistics, supply chain management, urban health, social services, and architectural design are taken into consideration in the cohesive network models provided in this book. The ideas, methods, and models presented consider city landscapes and quality of life conditions based on mathematical network models and optimization. Interdisciplinary Works from prominent researchers in mathematical modeling, optimization, architecture, engineering, and physics are featured in this volume to promote health and well-being through design.  

Specific topics include:

-          Current technology that form the basis of future living in smart cities

-          Interdisciplinary design and networking of large-scale urban systems 

-          Network communication and route traffic optimization

-          Carbon dioxide emission reduction

-          Closed-loop logistics chain management and operation

-          Modeling the effect urban environments on aging

-          Health care infrastructure

-          Urban water system management

-          Architectural design optimization

Graduate students and researchers actively involved in architecture, engineering, building physics, logistics, supply chain management, and mathematical optimization will find the interdisciplinary work presented both informative and inspiring for further research.


Sustainable development architectural planning future cities network models urban networks Smart cities Urban Strategic Planning Sustainable Mobility Reduction of Carbon dioxide Emissions Closed-loop Logistics Chains assessment of health aspects in city networks Effect of urban living on ageing health care infrastrucure water management Architectural Design Optimization large-scale urban systems route traffic optimization Network communication logistics supply chain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Athanasia Karakitsiou
    • 1
  • Athanasios Migdalas
    • 2
  • Stamatina Th. Rassia
    • 3
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationTechnological Educational Institute of Central MacedoniaSerresGreece
  2. 2.Industrial Logistics, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social SciencesLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  3. 3.INSEADFrance
  4. 4.Deparment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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