The Evolving Data-Driven Approach to Smart Sustainable Urbanism for Tackling the Conundrums of Sustainability and Urbanization
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Opening the book as a scene-setting chapter, this chapter covers introduction and background as well as the aim, structure and content, and organization and design purposes of the book. The main topics, concepts and theories, research issues, knowledge gaps, opportunities, and prospects pointing to a need for elaboration or investigation in relevance to the focus and scope of the book are introduced in this chapter and then will be developed further or addressed and discussed in more details in the subsequent chapters as part of the systematic exploration of the field of smart sustainable/sustainable smart urbanism and the examination of the unprecedented paradigmatic shifts and practical advances it is undergoing in light of big data science and analytics and the underlying advanced technologies.
KeywordsSmart sustainable/sustainable smart urbanism Smart sustainable/sustainable smart cities ICT Big data computing/analytics Sustainability Sustainable development Urbanization
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