Smarter as the New Urban Agenda

A Comprehensive View of the 21st Century City

  • J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
  • Theresa A. Pardo
  • Taewoo Nam

Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Smart Cities Concepts and Methodologies

  3. Smart Cities Around the World

  4. Smart Cities and Citizen Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Paulo Roberto de Mello Miranda, Maria Alexandra Viegas Cortez da Cunha, José Maria Pugas Filho
      Pages 315-332
    3. Roberto Garcia Alonso, Sebastian Lippez-De Castro
      Pages 333-347
    4. Sunil Choenni, Mortaza S. Bargh, Carmelita Roepan, Ronald F. Meijer
      Pages 349-366
    5. Xosé María Mahou-Lago, Enrique José Varela-Álvarez
      Pages 367-392

About this book


This book will provide one of the first comprehensive approaches to the study of smart city governments with theories and concepts for understanding and researching 21st century city governments innovative methodologies for the analysis and evaluation of smart city initiatives. The term “smart city” is now generally used to represent efforts that in different ways describe a comprehensive vision of a city for the present and future. A smarter city infuses information into its physical infrastructure to improve conveniences, facilitate mobility, add efficiencies, conserve energy, improve the quality of air and water, identify problems and fix them quickly, recover rapidly from disasters, collect data to make better decisions, deploy resources effectively and share data to enable collaboration across entities and domains. These and other similar efforts are expected to make cities more intelligent in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, transparency, and sustainability, among other important aspects. Given this changing social, institutional and technology environment, it seems feasible and likeable to attain smarter cities and by extension, smarter governments: virtually integrated, networked, interconnected, responsive, and efficient. This book will help build the bridge between sound research and practice expertise in the area of smarter cities and will be of interest to researchers and students in the e-government, public administration, political science, communication, information science, administrative sciences and management, sociology, computer science, and information technology. As well as government officials and public managers who will find practical recommendations based on rigorous studies that will contain insights and guidance for the development, management, and evaluation of complex smart cities and smart government initiatives.​


Digital Government E-Government Information Technology Smart City Smart Government Technology Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
    • 1
  • Theresa A. Pardo
    • 2
  • Taewoo Nam
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE)Mexico, D.F. C.P.Mexico
  2. 2.Center for Technology in GovernmentUniversity at Albany State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Myongji UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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