Framework

  No one builds the Smart City like we do.... 

The aim of the project is to create a framework for service integration for Smart Cities. The international team includes researchers from the USA and Europe. The project will produce a series of comparative case. Consortium group for White city is a robust global research community that focuses on innovations in technology management that will change the fabric of the White City

   About Smart Cities Service Integration project 

The aim of this project is to use comparative case studies of several cities investing in integrated service strategies to develop a methodological framework to guide the integration of city services. An additional aim of this project is to build the capacity of graduate students as international researchers by working with an international team of faculty to establish a framework of service integration for smart cities of various sizes

  Abstract of the Smart Project 

Making a city “smart” is emerging as a strategy to mitigate the problems generated by the urban population growth and rapid urbanization. Yet little academic research has sparingly discussed the phenomenon. To close the gap in the literature about smart cities and in response to the increasing use of the concept, this paper proposes a framework to understand the concept of smart cities. Based on the exploration of a wide and extensive array of literature from various disciplinary areas we identify eight critical factors of smart city initiatives: management and organization, technology, governance, policy context, people and communities, economy, built infrastructure, and natural environment. These factors form the basis of an integrative framework that can be used to examine how local governments are envisioning smart city initiatives. The framework suggests directions and agendas for smart city research and outlines practical implications for government professionals

Effort to make itself Smart 

This paper sees a smart city not as a status of how smart a city is but as a city’s effort to make itself smart. The connotation of a smart city represents city innovation in management and policy as well as technology. Since the unique context of each city shapes the technological, organizational and policy aspects of that city, a smart city can be considered a contextualized interplay among technological innovation, managerial and organizational innovation, and policy innovation

   INOVATION IS NO RISK 

However, only little research discusses innovation in management and policy while the literature of technology innovation is abundant. This paper aims to fill the research gap by building a comprehensive framework to view the smart city movement as innovation comprised of technology, management and policy. We also discuss inevitable risks from innovation, strategies to innovate while avoiding risks, and contexts underlying innovation and risks