The smart city paradigm was shaped in two decades at the turn of the century, between 1990 and 2010. The paper of Mora, Bolici and Deakin “The First Two Decades of Smart-City Research: A Bibliometric Analysis’ reports on these first two decades of research on smart cities, examining the literature published between 1992 and 2012 by a bibliometric analysis.
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The Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe, presented by the European Commission on 25 April, outlines a European initiative on AI that aims to boost the EU’s technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, both by the private and public sector.
There is very little in the literature about what Japan is doing in the field of smart cities. The report “Japan’ s Smart Cities” by Andrew DeWit shows a series of domains in which smart city concepts and technologies have been applied.
The papers reflect on the evolution of innovation policy over the last 25 years, from the Regional Technology Plans in 1994 to the current Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (2014-2020). At large, the general opinion is that a lot has been achieved
Elsevier launched a new book series to publish a collection of insights into the diverse constitution of smart cities for improving both the theory and practice of smart cities, and transferring the knowledge acquired to scholars, policymakers and practitioners alike. Subjects to publish shall include, but not be limited to:
The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines,