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    Smart cities as hubs: Connect, collect and control city flows

    Anthopoulos, Leonidas G. and Pourzolfaghar, Zohreh and Lemmer, Kristina and Siebenlist, Tobias and Niehaves, Bjoern and Nikolaou, Ioannis (2022) Smart cities as hubs: Connect, collect and control city flows. Cities, 125 (103660). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0264-2751

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    Regardless the Smart City (SC) broad scope, which ranges from a service-oriented ecosystem with the use of almost all the emerging technologies to a resilient urban environment, practice shows that the SC is mostly capitalized for utility upgrades, urban renovation, and real-time city monitoring. Moreover, recent city implementations register attempts to utilize technology for controlling the entire city flows. The aim of this communication paper is to discuss the SC hubness and more specifically the fact that the SC can become a “hub” that collects, processes, and transmits data; brings together people to co-design and evolve; and controls service, material and people flows in all city types. As a result, this paper defines the role, the uses and the architecture of this “SC-as-a-Hub” operation labeled “SCHub”, which can standardize and control all the city flows.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Smart city; Hub; IoT; Data; Smart services; Architectures; Platform;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Item ID: 18052
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    Depositing User: Markus Helfert
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 11:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Cities
    Publisher: Elsevier
    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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