Smart Cities in the Mediterranean

Coping with Sustainability Objectives in Small and Medium-sized Cities and Island Communities

  • Anastasia Stratigea
  • Elias Kyriakides
  • Chrysses Nicolaides

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Aspects of Planning and Participation in Smart Cities’ Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dario Bruneo, Salvatore Distefano, Francesco Longo, Giovanni Merlino, Antonio Puliafito
      Pages 135-152
    3. Martin Koplin, Stephan Siegert, Aura Neuvonen, Kari Salo, Kevin Kerney, Carl Skelton et al.
      Pages 153-174
    4. Adnane Jadid, Martin Koplin, Stephan Siegert, Martin Hering-Bertram, Volker Paelke, Thorsten Teschke et al.
      Pages 175-194
    5. Vicky Katsoni, Natali Dologlou
      Pages 225-244
    6. Nodaraki Maria, Ntafa Evangelia, Tseva Eleni, Valanidou Antigoni
      Pages 245-269
  3. Data Management in the Context of Smart City and Insular Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Kleopatra Tzima, Iris Polyzou, Yiota Spastra, Thomas Hatzichristos, John Sayas, Valia Aranitou
      Pages 273-293
    3. Dimitris Kavroudakis, Fotini Skalidi, Dimitra Tsakou
      Pages 295-311
    4. Ioannis Lampropoulos, Machteld van den Broek, Wilfried van Sark, Erik van der Hoofd, Klaas Hommes
      Pages 333-353
    5. Irina Ciornei, Constantinos Heracleous, Marios Kyriakou, Demetrios Eliades, Costas K. Constantinou, Elias Kyriakides
      Pages 355-377
    6. Petros Petrides, Panayiotis Kolios, Christos Kyrkou, Theocharis Theocharides, Christos Panayiotou
      Pages 379-403

About this book


This book sheds new light on the current and future challenges faced by cities, and presents approaches, options and solutions enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the smart city context. By focusing on sustainability objectives within a rapidly changing social, economic, environmental and technological setting, it explores a variety of planning challenges faced by contemporary cities and the power of smart city developments in terms of providing innovative tools, approaches, methodologies and technologies to help cities cope with these challenges. Key issues addressed include smart city (e-) planning and (e-)participation; smart data management to facilitate decision-making processes in cities and insular communities on a variety of topics; smart and sustainable management aspects of climate change, water scarcity, mobility, energy, infrastructure, tourism, blue growth, risk assessment; etc.

The book presents current and potential pathways and applications for the evolution of smart cities and communities, taking into consideration the unique problems and opportunities emanating from their specific geographical location. The case study examples mainly concern small and medium-sized cities and communities as well as insular areas in the Mediterranean region, while also incorporating lessons learned from other parts of the world. Their focus is on the specific opportunities and threats emerging in these urban and insular environments, which are characterized by their role as globally known tourist destinations, their coastal or port character, and unique cultural resources, as well as high rated vulnerability in very many sustainability respects (social, economic, biodiversity, urbanization, migration, poverty, etc.) to be found in the Mediterranean region at large


smart city development integrated urban planning citizen participation ICT infrastrucutre Mediterranean cities smart applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasia Stratigea
    • 1
  • Elias Kyriakides
    • 2
  • Chrysses Nicolaides
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Geography and Regional PlanningNational Technical University of Athens, Department of Geography and Regional PlanningAthensGreece
  2. 2.KIOS Research CenterUniversity of Cyprus, KIOS Research CenterNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.CNE Business Development Ltd. LimassolCyprus

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