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Smart Cities Series Elsevier: books published

Launched in 2017, the smart cities book series publishes a collection of insights into the diverse constitution of smart cities. In collecting these insights, the series publishes research, which improves both theory and practice of smart cities and transfers the knowledge acquired to scholars, policymakers and practitioners alike. Continue reading

Digitally Disrupted Space, by Anastasia Panori

Digitally Disrupted Space: Proximity and New Development Opportunities for Regions and Cities, by Anastasia Panori, has just been published by Elsevier Smart Cities Series.

The book develops an analytical framework of the digital space structural elements and their impact on existing spatial interactions at the urban and regional levels. The book puts forth the argument that digital space is a new form of space acting complementary to existing spatial structures and creating novel interactions between and/or within them. It explores three research questions: (a) What disruptions do digital technologies introduce to the concept of space, specifically in terms of space dynamics, space connectors, and space routines? (b) How does the digital space impact the twin transition? (c) What challenges does the digital space present for regional development, particularly in terms of productivity, resilience, and inclusion? Continue reading

Call for papers: Redefining cities and planning under the twin smart and green transition

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. Continue reading

Spatial Planning in the Digital Age

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.

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Intelligence and Co-Creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies: Towards the Next Stage of RIS3

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. Continue reading

Smart and Resilient Urban Futures for Sustainability in the Post COVID-19 Era: A Review of Policy Responses on Urban Mobility

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.   Continue reading

Soft computing for abuse detection using cyber-physical and social big data in cognitive smart cities

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. Continue reading