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Building Understanding of Smart City Initiatives

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This study presents the first results of an analysis primarily based on semi-structured interviews with government officials and managers who are responsible for smart city initiatives in four North American cities—Philadelphia and Seattle in the United States, Quebec City in Canada, and Mexico City in Mexico. With the reference to the Smart City Initiatives Framework that we suggested in our previous research, this study aims to build a new understanding of smart city initiatives. Main findings are categorized into eight aspects including technology, management and organization, policy context, governance, people and communities, economy, built infrastructure, and natural environment.


  • Smart city
  • City management
  • City government
  • Smart Government
  • Technology
  • E-government
  • Governance
  • Citizen engagement
  • Policy


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Alawadhi, S. et al. (2012). Building Understanding of Smart City Initiatives. In: Scholl, H.J., Janssen, M., Wimmer, M.A., Moe, C.E., Flak, L.S. (eds) Electronic Government. EGOV 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7443. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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