This special issue of LAND, an open access journal, centers around the ongoing transformation of cities and planning in response to the concurrent digital and green transition. The digital (or smart) transition is a major driver of the current transformation of cities and refers to the application of smart systems, sensor networks, IoT, cloud computing, big data, and AI that change all urban ecosystems. The green transition is another important driver of urban transformation with a systemic impact.
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As part of the 19th International Book Fair of Thessaloniki (May 4-7, 2023), Kritiki Publications organises a discussion on the collective volume Spatial Planning in the Digital Age, edited by Nikolaos Gavanas, Athina Giannakou, Anastasia Panori, Alexandros Sdoukopoulosc,
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., in the “Philological Café” Hall at Pavilion 13.
The recently published white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies’ outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project. The project was funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. According to the authors, Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), linking regional, national, and EU policy frameworks, regulations and strategy objectives require a variety of data and methods to define problems, priorities and objectives, and use suitable policy instruments.
This paper opens a discussion on the transformational impact that the pandemic brought to the sector of mobility within the urban environment. The analysis focuses on the promotion of sustainability, the smart growth agenda, and the acceleration towards the smart city paradigm. The authors conceive the disruption caused by the pandemic as an opportunity for change towards sustainability, since the transport sector in many cities causes negative environmental and health costs.
This study offers a systematic literature review on the use of soft computing techniques for abuse detection in the complex cyber’“physical’“social big data systems in cognitive smart cities. The objective of the authors is to define and identify the diverse concept of abuse and systematize techniques for automatic abuse detection on social media and real-time abuse detection using IoT.
This paper presents an ethical framework for Big Data and Smart Cities. By reviewing recent studies on both the technological development and ethical problems in the emerging industries, this research seeks to raise public awareness of ethical issues lying in urban big data analytics and public transportation systems.
In this paper, the authors discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on the adoption of IoT in different sectors namely healthcare, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, transportation and industrial IoT. The changes in policies, priorities and activities that followed the pandemic are analyzed as a catalyst for technology and innovation.