Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar

Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
    Pages 1-7
  3. Adegboyega Ojo, Edward Curry, Tomasz Janowski, Zamira Dzhusupova
    Pages 43-67
  4. Ronald Wall, Spyridon Stavropoulos, Jurian Edelenbos, Filipa Pajević
    Pages 87-113
  5. Krassimira Paskaleva, Ian Cooper, Per Linde, Bo Peterson, Christina Götz
    Pages 115-145
  6. Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolívar
    Pages 181-185

About this book


There has been much attention paid to the idea of Smart Cities as researchers have sought to define and characterize the main aspects of the concept, including the role of creative industries in urban growth, the importance of social capital in urban development, and the role of urban sustainability. This book develops a critical view of the Smart City concept, the incentives and role of governments in promoting the development of Smart Cities and the analysis of experiences of e-government projects addressed to enhance Smart Cities. This book further analyzes the perceptions of stakeholders, such as public managers or politicians, regarding the incentives and role of governments in Smart Cities and the critical analysis of e-government projects to promote Smart Cities’ development, making the book valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts in understanding the role of government to enhance Smart Cities’ projects.


Creative industries E-Government Geography Smart cities Sustainable development Urban growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Accounting and Finance Faculty of Business StudiesUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03166-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03167-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2512-1812
  • Series Online ISSN 2512-1839
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