Role of Smart Cities in Creating Sustainable Cities and Communities: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Elvira IsmagiloivaEmail author
  • Laurie Hughes
  • Nripendra Rana
  • Yogesh Dwivedi
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 558)


Seventeen United Nations Development Goals (UN SDG) focus on peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Smart cities can help in achieving UN SDG. This research carries out a comprehensive analysis of the role of smart cities on creating sustainable cities and communities, which is one of 17 UN sustainable goals. Current research focuses on number of aspect of sustainable environment such as renewable and green energy, energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, air quality, and water quality. This study provides a valuable synthesis of the relevant literature on smart cities by analysing and discussing the key findings from existing research on issues of smart cities in creating sustainable cities and communities. The findings of this study can provide an informative framework for research on smart cities for academics and practitioners.


Smart cities Literature review Sustainable development goals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvira Ismagiloiva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laurie Hughes
    • 2
  • Nripendra Rana
    • 2
  • Yogesh Dwivedi
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Management, Law and Social SciencesUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK
  2. 2.Emerging Markets Research Centre, School of ManagementSwansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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