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    Designing next generation smart city initiatives - Harnessing findings and lessons from a study of ten smart city programs

    Ojo, Adegboyega and Curry, Edward and Janowski, Tomasz (2014) Designing next generation smart city initiatives - Harnessing findings and lessons from a study of ten smart city programs. In: Twenty Second European Conference on Information Systems, June 9-14 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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    The proliferation of “Smart Cities” initiatives around the world is part of the strategic response by governments to the challenges and opportunities of increasing urbanization and the rise of cities as the nexus of societal development. As a framework for urban transformation, Smart City initiatives aim to harness Information and Communication Technologies and Knowledge Infrastructures for economic regeneration, social cohesion, better city administration and infrastructure management. However, experiences from earlier Smart City initiatives have revealed several technical, management and governance challenges arising from the inherent nature of a Smart City as a complex “Socio-technical System of Systems”. While these early lessons are informing modest objectives for planned Smart Cities programs, no rigorous developed framework based on careful analysis of existing initiatives is available to guide policymakers, practitioners, and other Smart City stakeholders. In response to this need, this paper presents a “Smart City Initiative Design (SCID) Framework” grounded in the findings from the analysis of ten major Smart Cities programs from Netherlands, Sweden, Malta, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Singapore, Brazil, South Korea, China and Japan. The findings provide a design space for the objectives, implementation options, strategies, and the enabling institutional and governance mechanisms for Smart City initiatives.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Smart Cities; Smart City Design; SCID Framework; Smart Cities Strategies; Design Science Research; Smart Cities Initiatives;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15809
    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 14:20
    Journal or Publication Title: ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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