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Smart cities and other innovative approaches to urban and regional development
Project IdSGS11/PřF/2020
Main solverdoc. RNDr. Petr Rumpel, Ph.D.
Periodr1/2020 - 12/2020
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationSmart cities can be dubbed future cities concept, where modern technologies play a leading role in urban management and planning, increasing efficiency of infrastructure operation and providing citizens new extra services. Growing attention of urban planners have brought increasing number of smart cities initiatives around the world, which reflect diverse local needs and contexts. Whereas implementation of smart city concept in some cities reflect growing concerns about climate change, others prioritize increasing efficiency of urban management, or even attracting representatives of the so called generations Y and Z, who are recently told to be important for economic performance. Overall, smart cities can be characterized as those, which employ ICT as a vehicle for increasing the quality of life of its citizens in the framework of sustainable development, or those using any kind of technological innovations in urban planning, development and management. Besides automation of monotonous tasks and enhancing productivity in many areas, smart cities offer solving number of urban issues. Whilst some authors still consider existence of real smart cities, at this developmental stage of technologies, to be utopia, supranational organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, or EU espouse different view. They regard digital urban system and related infrastructures as a viable concept for environmental sustainability and economic growth, that transform the way cities compete globally. Deep restructuring in sense of smart city concept should enable European cities sustain their leading role in increasingly interconnected world. The submitted project not only investigate diverse forms of smart cities concept, and other innovative developmental concepts.