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Smart Cities: Big Cities, Complex Governance?

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez BolívarEmail author
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Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 8)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader into the debate of smart cities and the role of governments in managing these cities. After reviewing the phenomenon of the smart cities, the chapter analyzes the need of local governments in managing these cities and the different patterns that these governments would take to make successful smart cities. Nonetheless, there are no conclusive solutions about this concern and much future research is encouraged to advance in this subject.

Keywords

Smart city Local governments Governance 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was carried out with financial support from the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain), Department of Innovation, Science and Enterprise (Research project number P11-SEJ-7700).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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