Advertisement

© 2019

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Better Technology, Infrastructure and Security

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 1-27
  3. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 29-47
  4. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 49-65
  5. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 67-83
  6. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 85-101
  7. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 103-125
  8. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 127-135
  9. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 137-147
  10. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 149-157
  11. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 185-201
  12. Joseph N. Pelton, Indu B. Singh
    Pages 225-237
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 239-270

About this book

Introduction

Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow.

Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as “smart cities.” These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, “the Cloud,” automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. 

This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way.


Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.

Keywords

smart city design cybersecurity digital forensics urban telecommunication techno-terrorism urban Internet of Things cyber-criminals smart infrastructure city automation smart algorithisms artificial intelligence SCADA automated industry Dark Web

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IAASSArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Planet Defense, LLCFairfaxUSA

About the authors

Indu B. Singh, Ph.D., is currently Vice President of Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) and head of its Washington, D.C. Operations. He also serves as Executive Director of LATA’s Global Institute for Security Training (GIST). Dr. Singh is considered a pioneer in the designing and implementing smart cities and safe cities around the world as well as urban security. He has published several books on communications, IT systems, and security and is a former faculty member of Rutgers University. Further, Dr. Singh is a former Strategic Director for James Martin and Associates, a global information engineering corporation. Dr. Singh is a recognized expert on solution engineering, health IT, cyber security, and public safety.

Joseph N. Pelton, Ph.D., is the principal of Pelton Consulting International. He is the former Dean and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University and Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University. Dr. Pelton was the founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and remains as the Vice Chairman on its Board of Directors. He was also the founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals (SSPI) and has been recognized in the SSPI Hall of Fame. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Future Society and frequently speaks and writes as a futurist. Additionally, Dr. Pelton is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).

Both Dr. Pelton and Dr. Singh are well noted from their past writing, lecturing around the world, and professional experience. Together they have lectured in over 30 countries, written over 50 books, and been nominated for and received many awards in writing (including a Pulitzer Prize nomination) and in business and urban planning. In 2015, the coauthors published Digital Defense: A Cybersecurity Primer with Springer.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Engineering

Reviews

“This book should be of interest to a number of markets, from: general interested informed readers, urban planners, city politicians and central government decision makers. It should also be read by tourism futurists, for in the not too distant future, some 80 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities.” (Brian Hay, Journal of Tourism Futures, Vol. 5 (3), 2019)