Mediterranean Cities and Island Communities

Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient

  • Anastasia Stratigea
  • Dimitris Kavroudakis

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Manousos Bouloukakis, Nikolaos Partarakis, Ioannis Drossis, Manos Kalaitzakis, Constantine Stephanidis
    Pages 1-18
  3. Manos Kalaitzakis, Manousos Bouloukakis, Pavlos Charalampidis, Manos Dimitrakis, Giannis Drossis, Alexandros Fragkiadakis et al.
    Pages 19-56
  4. Christina Kakderi, Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, Nicos Komninos, Anastasia Panori
    Pages 57-80
  5. Nektaria Marava, Andreas Alexopoulos, Anastasia Stratigea
    Pages 81-112
  6. Thore Soneson, Michael Johansson
    Pages 135-160
  7. Francesco Scorza, Beniamino Murgante, Giuseppe Las Casas, Ylenia Fortino, Angela Pilogallo
    Pages 161-179
  8. Maria Panagiotopoulou, Giorgos Somarakis, Anastasia Stratigea
    Pages 181-211
  9. Ioannis Lampropoulos, Tarek Alskaif, Machteld van den Broek, Wilfried van Sark, Herre van Oostendorp
    Pages 213-235
  10. Efthimios Bakogiannis, Maria Siti, Charalampos Kyriakidis, Georgia Christodoulopoulou, Avgi Vassi
    Pages 237-255
  11. Dimitris Kavroudakis, Christos Kalloniatis, Panagiotis Theodorou
    Pages 257-281

About this book


This book addresses the issue of smart and sustainable development in the Mediterranean (MED) region, a distinct part of the world, full of challenges and risks but also opportunities. Above all, the book focuses on smartening up small and medium-sized cities and insular communities, taking into account their geographical peculiarities, the pattern of MED urban settlements and the abundance of island complexes in the MED Basin. Taking for granted that sustainability in the MED is the overarching policy goal that needs to be served, the book explores different aspects of smartness in support of this goal’s achievement. In this respect, evidence from concrete smart developments adopted by forerunners in the MED region is collected and analyzed; coupled with experiences gathered from successful, non-MED, examples of smart efforts in European countries. More specifically, current research and empirical results from MED urban environments are discussed, as well as findings from or concerning other parts of the world, which are of relevance to the MED region. The book’s primary goal is to enable policymakers, planners and decision-making bodies to recognize the challenges and options available; and make to more informed policy decisions towards smart, sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban and regional futures in the MED.


smart cities and insular communities ICT-enabled urban planning ICT-enabled regional planning public participation participatory planning spatial data management tools spatial data management technologies sustainable blue growth strategies geographical information systems geographical information technologies geographical analysis geographical applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasia Stratigea
    • 1
  • Dimitris Kavroudakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens, Zografou CampusAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Geography, School of Social SciencesUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99443-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99444-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8705
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8713
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