Integrated Planning Approach to Climate Resilient and Low-Carbon Smart Cities: Process and Methods

  • Kwi-Gon KimEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This chapter examines an integrated planning approach to climate resilient and low-carbon smart cities in terms of process and methods. Management of urban areas and their growth and spatial planning require incorporating disaster risk management and the climate change agenda as essential components of urban development. Only by merging these components and utilizing the sustainable smart planning tools available to us can adaptation and mitigation for global climate change be integrated into our future urban plans. The introduction of digitalized and knowledge-based connection of sectors or elements of a city reduces energy and other resource demands and increases safety and security. It is expected that a new wave of climate action and smart city activities powered by big data and analytics will be emerging. While many “smart” approaches can be introduced into urban planning, the use of smart grids in the planning system, by connecting the dots and creating greater synergies among all the available tools, will increase efficiency, maximize the use of resources, and bring about enhanced benefits.


Integrated planning approach Digitalized connection Smart technology Innovative thinking Knowledge-based connection Big data New data capital economy  Berkeley Green connectivity Smart grid system Smart ecosystem grid Sustainable environmental and ecological planning Smart energy grid Smart water grid Smart heat grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.UCLLondonEngland

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