Urenio Watch Watch: Intelligent Cities / Smart Cities

Intelligence and Lund

A master thesis by Dragana Radovanović under the supervision of Leif Edvinsson. The purpose of the work is to identify factors associated with the Ragusa’s survival persistence and subject awareness, in order to highlight what the city of Lund may learn from this intelligent city.

Radovanović reviews the literature on ‘innovation and creativity environments’, ‘intellectual capital of cities and regions’, ‘intelligence city development’ and the concepts of ‘knowledge city’, ‘creative city’ and ‘intelligent city’, and offers a list of components an intelligent city should have: organised municipal intelligence, leadership, community spirit, virtual /real city interfaces, networking activities, ICT infrastructure.

The main lesson for contemporary Lund is the need for organised municipal intelligence for the city adaptability and development. ‘The city of Lund needs to increase its networking potential in order to create meeting places and milieus that its citizens will experience as creative and to nourish intellectual capital of the city. Furthermore, recommends nourishment of the community spirit and integration of Lund’s networks by identifying diverse role-players. As intelligent city, Lund should have its projection in the virtual world in order to stay connected with its citizens and to integrate the scattered arenas of the city with a universal interface. An intelligent city needs to know how big stock of its most important resource, the intellectual capital, is. Mapping of intellectual capital enables a city leadership to make better resource allocation decisions and facilitate its management.’

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