How to Incorporate Urban Complexity, Diversity and Intelligence into Smart Cities Initiatives

  • José-Miguel Fernández-Güell
  • Silvia Guzmán-Araña
  • Marta Collado-Lara
  • Victoria Fernández-Añez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9704)


Under the term “Smart City”, numerous technology-based initiatives are emerging to help cities face contemporary challenges while the concept itself is evolving towards a more holistic approach. Nevertheless, the capability of smart initiatives to provide an integrated vision of our cities is still very limited. Eventually, many of these initiatives fail to understand the complexity, diversity and intelligence that characterize contemporary cities. The purpose of this paper is to display an urban functional system, capable of interpreting the city in a more holistic way and of facilitating effective involvement of local stakeholders in the planning process of SCs initiatives.


Smart City Urban complexity Urban diversity Urban intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José-Miguel Fernández-Güell
    • 1
  • Silvia Guzmán-Araña
    • 1
  • Marta Collado-Lara
    • 1
  • Victoria Fernández-Añez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Urbanística y Ordenación del TerritorioUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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