Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies Book

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies


  • Author : John R. Vacca
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 818
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128168172

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Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies Excerpt :

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is the most complete guide for integrating next generation smart city technologies into the very foundation of urban areas worldwide, showing how to make urban areas more efficient, more sustainable, and safer. Smart cities are complex systems of systems that encompass all aspects of modern urban life. A key component of their success is creating an ecosystem of smart infrastructures that can work together to enable dynamic, real-time interactions between urban subsystems such as transportation, energy, healthcare, housing, food, entertainment, work, social interactions, and governance. Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is a complete reference for building a holistic, system-level perspective on smart and sustainable cities, leveraging big data analytics and strategies for planning, zoning, and public policy. It offers in-depth coverage and practical solutions for how smart cities can utilize resident’s intellectual and social capital, press environmental sustainability, increase personalization, mobility, and higher quality of life. Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for urban system problems, showing how smart technologies can be used to improve the lives of the billions of people living in cities across the globe Demonstrates practical implementation solutions through real-life case studies Enhances reader comprehension with learning aid such as hands-on exercises, questions and answers, checklists, chapter summaries, chapter review questions, exercise problems, and more

Facets of a Smart City  Computational and Experimental Techniques for Sustainable Urban Development Book

Facets of a Smart City Computational and Experimental Techniques for Sustainable Urban Development


  • Author : Pijush Samui
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9789815049084

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Facets of a Smart City Computational and Experimental Techniques for Sustainable Urban Development Excerpt :

A smart city uses technology to provide services and solve problems to improve urban policy efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality of life, and maximize social inclusion. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is expected to be urban, which is a key driver of a global trend toward the creation of smart cities. This trend creates many opportunities for urban planning committees to learn how to design, modernize, and operate smart cities intelligently and effectively. Facets of a Smart City: Computational and Experimental Techniques for Sustainable Urban Development is a collection of topics that are relevant to the design of a smart city. This book aims to complement technical journal articles that require advanced knowledge of the subject of smart cities and applications for readers. It aims to bridge knowledge gaps in sustainable urban design by providing background information via case studies to facilitate students, recent graduates and new practitioners in urban design and planning. Key Features: - This book features 9 chapters that cover 6 major domains, which include (i) information modelling, (ii) internet of things, (iii) intelligent transportation systems, (iv) water supply, (v) waste management and (vi) sustainable environment - Computational techniques are included in the book. These include artificial neural networks, stochastic models, particle swarm optimization, machine learning, and adaptive neuro-fuzzy Inference systems. - Goals of case studies presented in this book use computational techniques to offer readers examples of supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning strategies in the context of smart city applications - References are provided for further reading

Smart Cities Policies and Financing Book

Smart Cities Policies and Financing


  • Author : John Vacca
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-01-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191316

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Smart Cities Policies and Financing Excerpt :

Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions is the definitive professional reference for harnessing the full potential of policy making and financial planning in smart cities. It covers the effective tools for capturing the dynamic relations between people, policies, financing, and environments, and where they are most often useful and effective for all relevant stakeholders. The book examines the key role of science, technology, and innovation (STI) - especially in information and communications technologies - in the design, development, and management of smart cities policies and financing. It identifies the problems and offers practical solutions in implementation of smart infrastructure policies and financing. Smart Cities Policies and Financing is also about how the implementation of smart infrastructure projects (related to the challenges of the lack of financing and the application of suitable policies) underlines the key roles of science, technology and innovation (STI) communities in addressing these challenges and provides key policies and financing that will help guide the design and development of smart cities. Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for improving the lives of billions of people in cities around the globe Creates awareness among governments of the various policy tools available, such as output-based contracting, public-private partnerships, procurement policies, long-term contracting, and targeted research funds in order to promote smart infrastructure implementation, and encouraging the use of such tools to shape markets for smart infrastructure and correct market failures Ensures the insclusiveness of smart city projects by adequately addressing the special needs of marginalized sections of society including the elderly, persons with disabilities, and inhabitants of informal settlements and informal sectors Ensures gender considerations in the design of smart

Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities Book
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Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities


  • Author : Uttam Ghosh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030720650

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Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities Excerpt :

This book presents the latest advances in computational intelligence and data analytics for sustainable future smart cities. It focuses on computational intelligence and data analytics to bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors. It also discusses new models, practical solutions and technological advances related to the development and the transformation of cities through machine intelligence and big data models and techniques. This book is helpful for students and researchers as well as practitioners.

Sustainable Smart Cities Book

Sustainable Smart Cities


  • Author : Pradeep Kumar Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-11-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031088155

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Sustainable Smart Cities Excerpt :

This book brings the recent collection of smart technologies. Smart cities challenges and key requirements are discussed through the technological solutions, IoT, cloud computing, block chain and artificial intelligence. Firstly, the key technologies contributing to the smart cities research are identified. Then, the most popular ones are covered in context to their theoretical and practical applications. Smart cities technologies are one of the recent research areas. Every day new technological solutions are coming to make smart cities more sustainable. The book explores the integration of main key technologies for smart cities which are IoT & cloud computing, data science, AI and block chain & Industry 4.0. Moreover, some integrated solutions using AI, data science and IoT will attract the attention of end users. Primary market of the book is aimed toward the undergraduate and master students. IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and block chain are elective courses at the bachelor level in the engineering domain, and its application areas in context to smart cities are covered in this book. The book is a good source of reference for their master dissertations. Ph.D. students or scholars who are working on these key technologies like IoT & cloud, AI, data science, block chain & Industry 4.0 will find this book as a constant source of reference for their ongoing research. Smart city planners, architects and municipal experts may also find this book useful.

Smart Cities and Smart Communities Book

Smart Cities and Smart Communities


  • Author : Srikanta Patnaik
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2023-02-09
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811911460

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Smart Cities and Smart Communities Excerpt :

"Smart City" programs and strategies have become one of the most dominant urban agendas for local governments worldwide in the past two decades. The rapid urbanization rate and unprecedented growth of megacities in the 21st century triggered drastic changes in traditional ways of urban policy and planning, leading to an influx of digital technology applications for fast and efficient urban management. With the rising popularity in making our cities "smart", several domains of urban management, urban infrastructure, and urban quality-of-life have seen increasing dependence on advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) that optimize and control the day-to-day functioning of urban systems. Smart Cities, essentially, act as digital networks that obtain large-scale real-time data on urban systems, process them, and make decisions on how to manage them efficiently. The book presents 26 chapters, which are organized around five topics: (1) Conceptual framework for smart cities and communities; (2) Technical concepts and models for smart city and communities; (3) Civic engagement and citizen participation; (4) Case studies from the Global North; and (5) Case studies from the Global South.

Smart Cities and the UN SDGs Book

Smart Cities and the UN SDGs


  • Author : Anna Visvizi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323859189

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Smart Cities and the UN's SDGs explores how smart cities initiatives intersect with the global goal of making urbanization inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. Topics explored include digital governance, e-democracy, health care access, public-private partnerships, well-being, and more. Examining smart cities concepts, tools, strategies, and obstacles and their applicability to sustainability, the book exposes key structural problems that cities face and how the imperative of sustainability can bypass them. It shows how smart city technological innovation can boost citizens' well-being, serving as a key reference for those seeking to make sense of the issues and challenges of smart cities and SDGs. Includes numerous case studies from around the world Features interdisciplinary insights from academic and practitioner experts Offers an extensive literature review

Active Electrical Distribution Network Book

Active Electrical Distribution Network


  • Author : Baseem Khan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119599517

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Active Electrical Distribution Network Excerpt :

ACTIVE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK Discover the major issues, solutions, techniques, and applications of active electrical distribution networks with this edited resource Active Electrical Distribution Network: A Smart Approach delivers a comprehensive and insightful guide dedicated to addressing the major issues affecting an often-overlooked sector of the electrical industry: electrical distribution. The book discusses in detail a variety of challenges facing the smart electrical distribution network and presents a detailed framework to address these challenges with renewable energy integration. The book offers readers fulsome analyses of active distribution networks for smart grids, as well as active control approached for distributed generation, electric vehicle technology, smart metering systems, smart monitoring devices, smart management systems, and various storage systems. It provides a treatment of the analysis, modeling, and implementation of active electrical distribution systems and an exploration of the ways professionals and researchers from academia and industry attempt to meet the significant challenges facing them. From smart home energy management systems to approaches for the reconfiguration of active distribution networks with renewable energy integration, readers will also enjoy: A thorough introduction to electrical distribution networks, including conventional and smart networks An exploration of various existing issues related to the electrical distribution network An examination of the importance of harmonics mitigation in smart distribution networks, including active filters A treatment of reactive power compensation under smart distribution networks, including techniques like capacitor banks and smart devices An analysis of smart distribution network reliability assessment and enhancement Perfect for professionals, scientists, technologists, developers, designers, and researchers in smart grid technologies, security, and information tec

Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities Book

Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities


  • Author : Miguel Amado
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-05-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128242780

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Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities Excerpt :

Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities brings together empirical and applied research in both urban planning and sustainable energy, offering coherent and innovative best practices for urban energy transition planning. Using a multidisciplinary framework, the book views cities as an integrated system composed of components such as neighborhoods and districts within an overall net-zero energy balance. Intended for academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in sustainable energy transition, the book offers insights and best practices to promote the transition to a low carbon urban society. Includes real-world case studies from around the globe Examines replicable tools such as GIS, BIM and the E-City Platform for developing and implementing energy-efficient urban models Provides learning aids such as figures, maps, conceptual models, operative schemes, literature reviews, guideline tables, extensive bibliography, and links

Digitalisation for Sustainable Infrastructure  The Road Ahead Book

Digitalisation for Sustainable Infrastructure The Road Ahead


  • Author : Carlo Secchi
  • Publisher : Ledizioni
  • Release Date : 2022-11-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9788855267915

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Digitalisation for Sustainable Infrastructure The Road Ahead Excerpt :

In today’s tumultuous and fast-changing times, digitalisation and technology are game changers in a wide range of sectors and have a tremendous impact on infrastructure. Roads, railways, electricity grids, aviation, and maritime transport are deeply affected by the digitaland technological transition, with gains in terms of competitiveness, cost-reduction, and safety. Digitalisation is also a key tool for fostering global commitment towards sustainability, but the race for digital infrastructure is also a geopolitical one. As the world’s largest economies are starting to adopt competitive strategies, a level playing field appears far from being agreed upon.Why are digitalisation and technology the core domains of global geopolitical competition? How are they changing the way infrastructure is built, operated, and maintained? To what extent will road, rail, air, and maritime transport change by virtue of digitalisation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things? How to enhance cyber protection for critical infrastructure? What are the EU’s, US’ and China’sdigital strategies?

Planning and Operation of Active Distribution Networks Book

Planning and Operation of Active Distribution Networks


  • Author : Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030908126

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Planning and Operation of Active Distribution Networks Excerpt :

This book offers a broad and detailed view about how traditional distribution systems are evolving smart/active systems. The reader will be able to share the view of a number of researchers directly involved in this field. For this sake, philosophical discussions are enriched by the presentation of theoretical and computational tools. A senior reader may incorporate some concepts not available during his/her graduation process, whereas new Engineers may have contact with some material that may be essential to his/her practice as professionals.

Intelligent Computing   Optimization Book

Intelligent Computing Optimization


  • Author : Pandian Vasant
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Artificial intelligence
  • Pages : 1020
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030932473

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Intelligent Computing Optimization Excerpt :

Fourth edition of International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization took place at December 30-31, 2021, via ZOOM. Objective was to celebrate "Compassion and Wisdom" with researchers, scholars, experts and investigators in Intelligent Computing and Optimization worldwide, to share knowledge, experience, innovation--marvelous opportunity for discourse and mutuality by novel research, invention and creativity.

Risk  Crisis  and Disaster Management in Small and Medium Sized Tourism Enterprises Book

Risk Crisis and Disaster Management in Small and Medium Sized Tourism Enterprises


  • Author : Toubes, Diego R.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-05-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799869986

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Risk Crisis and Disaster Management in Small and Medium Sized Tourism Enterprises Excerpt :

Tourism destinations are traditionally dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises that provide a wide range of products to tourists such as accommodation, travel services, transportation, recreation and entertainment, and food and beverage services. New knowledge and global risks have emerged, and small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) are now highly vulnerable. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the whole world and caused a change in the tourism paradigm. Many SMTEs around the world have been severely affected by the need to completely shut down their activities for months, and expectations for recovery in the medium term are not optimistic. SMTEs do not have the capacity and increased resources—financial, human, operational—of large companies to prepare for crisis contingencies (planning) and respond to the challenges they face. They simply do not have the resources or knowledge for risk analysis and the creation of crisis teams or plans. This is an area of growing importance and concern, both in the public and private sectors, where specific research and more in-depth knowledge are needed. Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management in Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises connects research in the field of crisis management with the risks affecting small and medium-sized tourism enterprises. The book presents prevailing research on SME-related planning, response, and recovery during crisis situations, further propelling much-needed literature on these challenges in today’s tourism industry. The chapters cover important topics such as terrorism threats, disaster management, resilient strategies, pandemic management, and risk analysis. The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals working in the tourism and hospitality industries, restaurateurs, travel agencies, hotel executives, directors, managers, crisis and risk planners, policymakers, government officials, researchers, and academicians who are interested in the t

The Smart Enough City Book

The Smart Enough City


  • Author : Ben Green
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262039673

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Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity. Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He proposes instead that cities strive to be “smart enough”: to embrace technology as a powerful tool when used in conjunction with other forms of social change—but not to value technology as an end in itself. In a technology-centric smart city, self-driving cars have the run of downtown and force out pedestrians, civic engagement is limited to requesting services through an app, police use algorithms to justify and perpetuate racist practices, and governments and private companies surveil public space to control behavior. Green describes smart city efforts gone wrong but also smart enough alternatives, attainable with the help of technology but not reducible to technology: a livable city, a democratic city, a just city, a responsible city, and an innovative city. By recognizing the complexity of urban life rather than merely seeing the city as something to optimize, these Smart Enough Cities successfully incorporate technology into a holistic vision of justice and equity.

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy Book

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy


  • Author : Danda B. Rawat
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128150337

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Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy Excerpt :

Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy examines the latest research developments and their outcomes for safe, secure, and trusting smart cities residents. Smart cities improve the quality of life of citizens in their energy and water usage, healthcare, environmental impact, transportation needs, and many other critical city services. Recent advances in hardware and software, have fueled the rapid growth and deployment of ubiquitous connectivity between a city’s physical and cyber components. This connectivity however also opens up many security vulnerabilities that must be mitigated. Smart Cities Cybersecurity and Privacy helps researchers, engineers, and city planners develop adaptive, robust, scalable, and reliable security and privacy smart city applications that can mitigate the negative implications associated with cyber-attacks and potential privacy invasion. It provides insights into networking and security architectures, designs, and models for the secure operation of smart city applications. Consolidates in one place state-of-the-art academic and industry research Provides a holistic and systematic framework for design, evaluating, and deploying the latest security solutions for smart cities Improves understanding and collaboration among all smart city stakeholders to develop more secure smart city architectures