Stakeholders Approach to Smart Cities: A Survey on Smart City Definitions

  • Victoria Fernandez-AnezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9704)


The concept of Smart City is not yet statically defined, and thus, in the last years, several scientific articles and papers have been written focusing on the subject. The main objective of this research is to identify and compare the different discourses that stakeholders involved in Smart City projects build around the concept. The definition of the Smart City concept has been the key element selected to be analyzed, being used to stablish the conceptual basis that structures the different points of view that stakeholders have about the topic.

The research about the Smart City definition has consisted in the analysis of 32 different Smart City definitions in which 404 terms have been tagged or classified following a methodology that is divided in 3 steps of definition regarding stakeholders, key issues and text analysis. As a result, a comprehensive definition and different strategies have been developed.


Smart City Discourses Definitions Text analysis Stakeholders Governance 



This work has been possible through my participation in ASCIMER project developed in TRANSyT (Transport Research Centre of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and funded by the EIB Institute. Special thanks to Yara Falakha, Daniel Sarasa, and Jesus Leal, partners and professor at MCS that gave together with me the initial steps of this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transport Research Centre, TRANSyTUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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