Exploring extensions of smart city focusing on ICT, governance, sustainability and decent urbanisation

Authors: Joon Park*, , Seungho Yoo, Hanyang University
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Geography
Keywords: smart city, ICT, governance, sustainability, decent urbanisation
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 2, Hyatt Regency, Fourth Floor
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Smart city which was initiated as an attempt for more effective urban management and better quality of urban life using information and communication technologies (ICT) has a far more significant implication than ever before. Expectations and concerns to advanced ICT for urban management have formed another body of discussion of governance such as transparency and public participation. There is also a tendency that smart city has extended its domain to merge another leading discourse of ‘sustainable city’ incorporating energy and environmental concerns in cities. Since the 2010s it became to represent even the desire of emerging cities to provide core urban infrastructure with an expectation of economic growth.
This review paper tries to examine the current meaning of the expanded discourse of smart city focusing on the formation of the four extensions: ICT applied urban solution; governance; sustainability; and decent urbanisation. Attention is drawn to existing smart city initiatives across various cities to substantiate its argument.

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