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Searching for a Smart City: A Bibliographic Analysis of ‘˜Public Facing’ EU Smart City Projects

This study critically analyses the term smart city taking into account how the term is used by practitioners and policy-makers across the EU and within individual countries over time. Harnessing quantitative and qualitative data visualization approaches, this work reports in detail on the geographical coverage, scale and project content of EU smart city projects.

Renegotiating Spatial Planning Practices: the role of collective initiatives and informal networks

This paper introduces an alternative narrative for urban resilience. It attempts to emphasize the value of community and its prospect to create bottom-up, non-capital oriented and non-bureaucratic urban change. In this paper, emphasis is placed on societal issues, by acknowledging the user-generated transformative power in counteracting the mundane systemic pressures, and overcoming global crises (health, economic, climate, etc.) at a local scale.

Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era: a review

The book review by Aharon Kellerman, University of Haifa, published in the special issue “Smart, sustainable and fair cities” of Geography Research Forum, vol. 40, 2020 points out:
“The concept of smart cities has become widely applied and studied as of the 1990s. However, this edited volume presents a rather fresh, challenging and even provocative
perspectives for smart cities.

Towards High Impact Smart Cities: a Universal Architecture Based on Connected Intelligence Spaces

This paper investigates a different direction in smart city design and efficiency, based on lessons learned from high impact smart city projects and ecosystems. The authors focus on ‘˜Connected Intelligence Spaces’ created in smart city ecosystems, which (a) have physical, social, and digital dimensions; (b) work as systems of innovation enabling synergies between human, machine, and collective intelligence; and (c) improve efficiency and performance by innovating rather than optimizing city routines.