Smart Cities in a Digital Nation: Are Swedish Cities Enough Innovative?

  • Christophe PrematEmail author
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 11)


Sweden is known to be a well-connected society. There is a will to transform the nation into a digital nation with a specific place granted to the smart cities. These smart cities began to map a digital agenda for the next years where e-business, universities, smart transportation, and green and cultural policies have to be combined. The aim of this chapter is to analyze a few municipal digital agendas (Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Jönköping, Umeå) to describe the Swedish model of smart cities. The question is to know whether the digital agenda is linked to a strong development of smart cities.


Digitization E-economy Sustainable development Metropolitan areas E-business Post-materialistic attitudes 


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  1. 1.SödertäljeSweden

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