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Resilient Smart Cities

Theoretical and Empirical Insights

  • Offers a comprehensive guide to developing resilient smart cities

  • Presents both theoretical and empirical insights into smart city initiatives

  • Includes case studies from around the globe, highlighting the benefits of the methods discussed

Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Theoretical Insights

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Recent Advances in Smart Cities and Urban Resilience and the Need for Resilient Smart Cities

      • Ayyoob Sharifi, Rhea Srivastava, Nehmat Singh, Ruchi Tomar, Mustapha A. Raji
      Pages 17-37
    3. Smart Cities: Concepts and Underlying Principles

      • Rhea Srivastava, Ayyoob Sharifi
      Pages 39-65
    4. Resilient Cities: Concepts and Underlying Principles

      • Nehmat Singh, Ayyoob Sharifi
      Pages 67-92
    5. Resilient-Smart Cities: Theoretical Insights

      • Ke Xiong, Ayyoob Sharifi, Bao-Jie He
      Pages 93-118
    6. Smart Cities and Urban Resilience: Insights from a Delphi Survey

      • Nae-Wen Kuo, Ayyoob Sharifi, Chong-En Li
      Pages 119-138
  3. Empirical Insights from Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Resilient Smart Cities: Contributions to Pandemic Control and Other Co-benefits

      • Maria Rebecca Quintero, Ayyoob Sharifi
      Pages 141-169
    3. Envisioning Sustainable and Resilient Petaling Jaya Through Low-Carbon and Smart City Framework

      • Melasutra Md Dali, Ayyoob Sharifi, Yasmin Mohd Adnan
      Pages 213-238
    4. Urban Resilience in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Transformative Digitalization in European Smart Cities to Address Climate Change

      • Abdul-Lateef Balogun, Himanshu Shekhar, Paulina Budryte, Olasunkanmi Habeeb Okunola, Teslim Abdul-Kareem, Ismaila Rimi Abubakar et al.
      Pages 355-373
    5. Resilient Smart Cities in South America: City Diplomacy for Sustainable Urban Development

      • Rodrigo Perpétuo, Mariana Nicolletti, Pedro Jacobi, Armelle Cibaka
      Pages 395-413

About this book

This book provides a thorough guide to building resilient cities, through the use of smart solutions enabled by information and communication technologies. It introduces innovative approaches for integrating smart solutions into urban resilience planning and offers numerous global case studies to illustrate the benefits of the theories discussed.


Against a background of increased natural disasters, pandemics, and climate change, this book answers research questions such as:


• Do smart city projects contribute to urban climate resilience?

• What are the indicators of smart city resilience?

• What procedures should be taken to improve efficacy of smart city solutions?

• What are the opportunities and challenges for promoting smart city resilience and for integrating resilience thinking into smart city planning?


Including contributions from international experts, explanatory illustrations, and data-driven tables, this book is of interest to researchers, policymakers, and graduate students focused on developing more sustainable, smart, and resilient cities.



  • Urban Planning
  • Smart Cities
  • Urban Resilience
  • Resilient Cities
  • Climate Change Adaption
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Low-Carbon Transitions
  • Smart Solutions
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Urban Development

Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Japan

    Ayyoob Sharifi

  • ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability (World Secretariat), Bonn, Germany

    Pourya Salehi

About the editors

Professor Ayyoob Sharifi has extensive experience of research and teaching in areas related to urban planning, urban resilience, smart cities, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. From 2013 to 2017, he was the director of the Global Carbon Project, one of the core projects of the Future Earth initiative, leading the project’s flagship research initiative on urban carbon management. Since 2018, he has served as an associate professor at Hiroshima University, contributing to research and teaching activities related to urban resilience, smart cities, and climate change adaptation/mitigation. He has also actively contributed to global change research programs such as the Future Earth and currently is serving as a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Through these contributions, he has collaborated with an extended network of researchers and scientists with expertise in the fields of urban sustainability and resilience.


Pourya Salehi is an urban planner, a land manager, and the sustainability and resilient expert with a decade of professional experience. Prior to joining ICLEI in January 2017, Pourya was working as a researcher for the Institute of Geodesy and Geo-information (IGG) at the University of Bonn. Currently, Pourya is a researcher officer of ICLEI World Secretariat who manages and coordinates ICLEI's Global Research Strategy across all ICLEI offices around the globe. He also manages, supervises, contributes to, and coordinates a few research and innovation projects for ICLEI. As the focal point of the organization for collaboration with academia, he is responsible for partnership building to expedite and foster the organization’s research-related activities and engagement. He is also a founding member of the Research & Innovation Technical Working Group at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and has been representing ICLEI in that space since its establishment. Recently, UNCCD nominated him as a member of the Scientific Committee of the forthcoming UNCCD’s flagship publication, the Global Land Outlook 2.0.

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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-95037-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)