Smart Urban Mobility Book

Smart Urban Mobility

  • Author : Michèle Finck
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-28
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662619209

Smart Urban Mobility Excerpt :

This book adds a critical perspective to the legal dialogue on the regulation of ‘smart urban mobility’. Mobility is one of the most visible sub-domains of the ‘smart city’, which has become shorthand for technological advances that influence how cities are structured, public services are fashioned, and citizens coexist. In the urban context, mobility has come under pressure due to a variety of different forces, such as the implementation of new business models (e.g. car and bicycle sharing), the proliferation of alternative methods of transportation (e.g. electric scooters), the emergence of new market players and stakeholders (e.g. internet and information technology companies), and advancements in computer science (in particular due to artificial intelligence). At the same time, demographic changes and the climate crisis increase innovation pressure. In this context law is a seminal factor that both shapes and is shaped by socio-economic and technological change. This book puts a spotlight on recent developments in smart urban mobility from a legal, regulatory, and policy perspective. It considers the implications for the public sector, businesses, and citizens in relation to various areas of public and private law in the European Union, including competition law, intellectual property law, contract law, data protection law, environmental law, public procurement law, and legal philosophy. Chapter 'Location Data as Contractual Counter-Performance: A Consumer Perspective on Recent EU Legislation' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems Book

The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems

  • Author : Matthias Finger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319965260

The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems Excerpt :

This book presents essential new governance structures to embrace and regulate smart mobility modes. Drawing on a range of case studies, it paves the way for new approaches to governing future transportation systems. Over the past decades, Information and Communication Technologies have enabled the development of new mobility solutions that have completely redefined traditional and well-established urban transportation systems. Urban transportation systems are evolving dramatically, from the development of shared mobility modes, to the advent of electric mobility, and from the automated mobility trend to the rapid spread of integrated transportation schemes. Given the disruptive nature of those new mobility solutions, new governance structures are needed. Through a series of case studies from around the world, this book highlights governance and regulatory processes having supported, or sometimes prevented, the development and implementation of smart mobility solutions (shared, automated, electric, integrated). The combination of chapters offers a comprehensive overview of the different research endeavours focusing on the governance of smart transportation systems and will help pave the way for this important subject, which is crucial for the future of cities.

Smart Planning  Sustainability and Mobility in the Age of Change Book

Smart Planning Sustainability and Mobility in the Age of Change

  • Author : Rocco Papa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319776828

Smart Planning Sustainability and Mobility in the Age of Change Excerpt :

This book offers an overview of sustainability and urban mobility in the context of urban planning – topics that are of considerable interest in the development of smart cities. Environmental sustainability is universally recognized as a fundamental condition for any urban policy or urban management activity, while mobility is essential for the survival of complex urban systems. The new opportunities offered by innovations in the mobility of people, goods and information, as well as radically changing interactions and activities are transforming cities. Including contributions by urban planning scholars, the book provides an up-to-date picture of the latest studies and innovative policies and practices in Italy, of particular interest due to its spatial, functional and social peculiarities. Sustainability and mobility must form the basis of “smart planning” – a new dimension of urban planning linked to two main innovations: procedural innovation in the management of territorial transformations and the technological innovation of the generation, processing and distribution of data (big data) for the creation of new "digital environments" such as GIS, BIM, models of augmented and mixed reality, useful for describing changes in human settlement in real time.

Shaping Smart Mobility Futures Book

Shaping Smart Mobility Futures

  • Author : Alexander Paulsson
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839826504

Shaping Smart Mobility Futures Excerpt :

Bringing together scholars from multiple fields, and using the results from a number of research projects, this book takes the discussion one step further by exploring the policy instruments available and needed for the governance of smart mobility.

Smart Urban Mobility Book

Smart Urban Mobility

  • Author : Ivana Cavar Semanjski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128208915

Smart Urban Mobility Excerpt :

Smart Urban Mobility: Transport Planning in the Age of Big Data and Digital Twins explores the data-driven paradigm shift in urban mobility planning and examines how well-established practices and strong data analytics efforts can be better aligned to fit transport planning practices and "smart" mobility management needs. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the major big data and technology resources derived from smart cities research which are collectively poised to transform urban mobility. Chapters highlight the important aspects of each data source affecting applicability, along with the outcomes of smart mobility measures and campaigns. Transport planners, urban policymakers, public administrators, city managers, data scientists, and consulting companies managing smart city interventions and data-driven urban transformation projects will gain a better understanding of this up-and-coming research from this book’s detailed overview and numerous practical examples and best practices for operational deployment. Addresses key principles underlying smart mobility, as well as opportunities and challenges of integrating big data-driven insights into transport planning and smart cities Presents practical advice on how to implement smart mobility advances, providing a benchmark reference by best practice examples in the field Examines synthesis of existing gaps, limitations, and big data potential beyond traditional data needs for transport planning, as well as examples of the best practices

Smart Cities  Smart Mobility Book

Smart Cities Smart Mobility

  • Author : Lukas Neckermann
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-06-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788030540

Smart Cities Smart Mobility Excerpt :

No discussion on mobility can exclude the broader context – the cities, the countryside, the local and national economic, political and social environments, as well as, of course, the technological progress that is being made in industries that are associated with this revolution.

Resilient Urban Futures Book

Resilient Urban Futures

  • Author : Zoé A. Hamstead
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030631314

Resilient Urban Futures Excerpt :

This open access book addresses the way in which urban and urbanizing regions profoundly impact and are impacted by climate change. The editors and authors show why cities must wage simultaneous battles to curb global climate change trends while adapting and transforming to address local climate impacts. This book addresses how cities develop anticipatory and long-range planning capacities for more resilient futures, earnest collaboration across disciplines, and radical reconfigurations of the power regimes that have institutionalized the disenfranchisement of minority groups. Although planning processes consider visions for the future, the editors highlight a more ambitious long-term positive visioning approach that accounts for unpredictability, system dynamics and equity in decision-making. This volume brings the science of urban transformation together with practices of professionals who govern and manage our social, ecological and technological systems to design processes by which cities may achieve resilient urban futures in the face of climate change.

Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition Book

Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition

  • Author : Greg Marsden
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787543195

Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition Excerpt :

The transition towards ‘smarter’ autonomous transport systems calls for a rethink in how transport is governed/who governs it, to ensure a step-change to a more sustainable future. This book critically reflects on these governance challenges analysing the role of the state; the new actors and discourses; and the implications for state capacity.



  • Author : Stephan Winter
  • Publisher : TU Wien Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9783854480457


Parking is a challenge for cities everywhere, but especially for cities in low- and middle-income countries. There, cities are experiencing rapid urbanization and increasing motorization, while investment capacity for parking infrastructure is limited, and despite the availability of free on-street parking, it is not used in an efficient and coordinated way. This book is meant to act as a resource for those managing urban parking challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This openAccess book can provide immediate guidance to city authorities, engineering firms, and urban planners worldwide and help develop data-driven solutions for smarter cities. The first part of this book portrays geospatial technologies in the context of urban mobility in smart cities. The second part focuses on implementing those technologies in parking management in low and middle-income countries.

Gendering Smart Mobilities Book

Gendering Smart Mobilities

  • Author : Tanu Priya Uteng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-01-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429882128

Gendering Smart Mobilities Excerpt :

This book considers gender perspectives on the ‘smart’ turn in urban and transport planning to effect-ively provide ‘mobility for all’ while simultaneously attending to the goal of creating green and inclusive cities. It deals with the conceptualisation, design, planning, and execution of the fast-emerging ‘smart’ solutions. The volume questions the efficacy of transformations being brought by smart solutions and highlights the need for a more robust problem formulation to guide the design of smart solutions, and further maps out the need for stronger governance to manage the introduction and proliferation of smart technologies. Authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds have contributed to this book, designed to converse with mobility studies, transport studies, urban-transport planning, engineering, human geography, sociology, gender studies, and other related fields. The book fills a substantive gap in the current gender and mobility discourses, and will thus appeal to students and researchers studying mobilities in the social, political, design, technical, and environmental sciences.

Informed Urban Transport Systems Book

Informed Urban Transport Systems

  • Author : Joseph Chow
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-07-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128136140

Informed Urban Transport Systems Excerpt :

Informed Urban Transport Systems examines how information gathered from new technologies can be used for optimal planning and operation in urban settings. Transportation researchers, and those from related disciplines, such as artificial intelligence, energy, applied mathematics, electrical engineering and environmental science will benefit from the book’s deep dive into the transportation domain, allowing for smarter technological solutions for modern transportation problems. The book helps create solutions with fewer financial, social, political and environmental costs for the populations they serve. Readers will learn from, and be able to interpret, the information and data collected from modern mobile and sensor technologies and understand how to use system optimization strategies using this information. The book concludes with an evaluation of the social and system impacts of modern transportation systems. Takes a fresh look at transportation systems analysis and design, with an emphasis on urban systems and information/data use Serves as a focal point for those in artificial intelligence and environmental science seeking to solve modern transportation problems Examines current analytical innovations that focus on capturing, predicting, visualizing and controlling mobility patterns Provides an overview of the transportation systems benefitting from modern technologies, such as public transport, freight services and shared mobility service models, such as bike sharing, peer-to-peer ride sharing and shared taxis

Urban Mobility and the Smartphone Book

Urban Mobility and the Smartphone

  • Author : Anne Aguilera
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128126486

Urban Mobility and the Smartphone Excerpt :

Urban Mobility and the Smartphone: Transportation, Travel Behavior and Public Policy provides a global synthesis of the transformation of urban mobility by the smartphone, clarifying the definitions of new concepts and objects in mobility studies, accounting for the changes in transportation and travel behavior triggered by the spread of the smartphone, and discussing the implications of these changes for policy-making and research. Urban mobility is approached here as a system of actors: the perspectives of individual behavior (including lifestyles), the supply of mobility services (including actors, business models), and public policy-making are considered. The book is based on an extensive review of the academic literature as well as systematic observation of the development of smartphone-based mobility services around the world. In addition, case studies provide practical illustrations of the ongoing transformation of mobility services influenced by the dissemination of smartphones. The book not only consolidates existing research, but also picks up on weak signals that help researchers and practitioners anticipate future changes in urban mobility systems. Key Features • Synthesizes existing research into one reference, providing researchers and policy-makers with a clear and complete understanding of the changes triggered by the spread of the smartphone. • Analyzes numerous case studies throughout developed and developing countries providing practical illustrations of the influence of the smartphone on travel behavior, transportation systems, and policy-making. • Provides insights for researchers and practitioners looking to engage with the "smart cities" and "smart mobility" discourse. Synthesizes existing research into one reference, providing researchers and policy-makers with a clear and complete understanding of the changes triggered by the spread of the smartphone Analyzes numerous case studies throughout developed and developing countries providing

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems Book

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems

  • Author : Grzegorz Sierpiński
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319994772

Integration as Solution for Advanced Smart Urban Transport Systems Excerpt :

Methods of advanced data collecting and their analysis, models which help with decision problems as well as technical solutions which improve the integrity of contemporary transport systems at urban area are only some of many problems connected with integration in passenger and freight transport which have been discussed in this book. The book expresses case study-based scientific and practical approach to the problems of contemporary transport systems. The proposed methods and models enable a system approach to assess current solutions. In turn, implementation proposals may support the improvement of the integrity of individual elements of transport systems, and thus increase its effectiveness on the global scale. With regard to the research results discussed and the selected solutions applied, the book primarily addresses the needs of three target groups: • Scientists and researchers (ITS field) • Local authorities (responsible for the transport systems at the urban and regional level) • Representatives of business (traffic strategy management) and industry (manufacturers of ITS components). This book gathers selected papers presented at the 15th Scientific and Technical Conference “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice” organised by the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering at the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. The conference was held in Katowice, Poland on September 17–19, 2018.

Smart Urban Development Book

Smart Urban Development

  • Author : Vito Bobek
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-02-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789850413

Smart Urban Development Excerpt :

Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.