Smart City Governance Model for Pakistan

  • Nuno Vasco Moreira LopesEmail author
  • Shahid Farooq
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


In the context of the unprecedented sustainability challenges provoked by rapid urbanization, this chapter analyzes the unreadiness of actual Pakistan governance model to deal with those challenges and therefore suggests a suitable and flexible governance model for Pakistan cities to become smarter and sustainable. In that sense, the chapter starts by making a summary of Pakistan policy documents on smart cities, then gives a theoretical overview of the concept of smart governance exposed in scientific literature, after that describes the cities’ governance in Pakistan, and, finally, proposes a new governance model for Pakistan to be able to achieve the sustainable development goals stated in UN agenda 2030, through smarter and sustainable cities. The chapter concludes that a two-tier smart governance model grounded in good governance principles such as effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, collaboration and openness, accountability, and pluralism and driven by e-governance and e-government is the most indicated model to achieve the purposes of cities to become smart and sustainable.


Governance models Case study Service delivery Smart governance model e-Governance e-Government Principles Institutional transformation Maturity governance model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations UniversityTokyoJapan

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