Smart Cities to Create Opportunities for Young People

  • Xose PicatosteEmail author
  • Isabel Novo-Corti
  • Diana Mihaela Țîrcă
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


The urban environments in the Smart Cities create spaces of well-being and coexistence, in a healthy and environmental friendly framework. The technology and respect for the environment are located in the core of these urban areas as a response to the demands of citizens. In the context of the European 2030 Agenda, the main concerns of young Europeans are analysed, particularly those related to technology, balanced development, decent jobs, and the environment. In the basis of a structural equation modeling, the relationship between the concerns about the universal and wide access to technology and those related to the specific problems of young people. This shows the importance of municipal policies in Smart Cities to meet the needs of young people and, as a consequence, achieve more balanced and sustainable development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xose Picatoste
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Isabel Novo-Corti
    • 3
    • 4
  • Diana Mihaela Țîrcă
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of A CorunaCorunaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and BusinessCanto BlancoSpain
  3. 3.Universidade da CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  4. 4.Faculty of Economy & BusinessA CorunaSpain
  5. 5.Constantin Brancusi University, Targu-JiuTârgu JiuRomania
  6. 6.Faculty of Economics SciencesTargu-JiuRomania

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