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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

Connected intelligence for the smart green transition: call for papers

URENIO Research organises a session at the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2023) that will take place at the AC Bella Sky Hotel and Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-28 July 2023. HCII2023 will run as an ‘in-person’ conference with the option for remote participation.

The title of URENIO’s session is “Human, collective, and machine intelligence for the smart green transition of cities”. 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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Transformation of Industry Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: A Generic Pathway for Smart and Green Transition

Published in Sustainability, this research paper focuses on pathways towards the digital and green transition. We assess a generic pathway for the transformation of industry ecosystems in cities and regions based on processes of “prioritisation”, “ecosystem identification”, and “platform-based digital and green transition”. Our interest in the transformation of activity-based ecosystems by the twin transition, digital and green, is both theoretical and methodological. Continue reading

Universality and Interoperability Across Smart City Ecosystems: Best paper DAPI-HCII 2022

Contemporary smart cities involve a very high number of software applications and hardware devices that connect to the physical and social space of cities and form complex ecosystems in different knowledge and activity domains (transportation, logistics, healthcare, housing, industry, governance, social care, and many more). In this context, smart cities can be considered multi-layered complex systems, systems of systems, that provide ubiquitous access Continue reading

Net-Zero Energy Districts: a model for transition

This paper published in Land describes a model to assess the feasibility of transition of city districts to self-sufficient net-Zero-Energy Districts (NZEDs), based on locally produced renewable energy suitable for cities. It also aims to identify threshold conditions that allow for a city district to become a self-sufficient NZED using smart city systems, renewable energy, and nature-based solutions. Continue reading