Urban Planning and Smart Cities: Interrelations and Reciprocities

  • Leonidas G. Anthopoulos
  • Athena Vakali
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7281)


Smart cities are emerging fast and they introduce new practices and services which highly impact policy making and planning, while they co-exist with urban facilities. It is now needed to understand the smart city’s contribution in the overall urban planning and vice versa, to recognize urban planning offerings to a smart city context. This chapter highlights and measures smart city and urban planning interrelation and identifies the meeting points among them. Urban planning dimensions are drawn from the European Regional Cohesion Policy and they are associated with smart city’s architecture layers.


Smart city digital city sustainability urban planning regional planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonidas G. Anthopoulos
    • 1
  • Athena Vakali
    • 2
  1. 1.Project Management DepartmentTEI of LarissaGreece
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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