The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities Is Out

3 July 2015

The Smart City Strategic Program announces the new Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities, edited by Andrea Vesco and Francesco Ferrero and published by IGI-Global. The foreword of this publication has been authored by our director Giovanni Colombo.

This handbook was conceived to foster the urban sustainability culture, helping readers to understand this articulated concept with a strongly interdisciplinary approach. Unlike other books organized around the application domains, this book addresses the theme with a focus on the role of the different ingredients that constitute a Smart City: the role of citizens, the role of governance, the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs), the importance of urban data and of the technologies that can support decision-making, and the crucial role of finance, which can transform the decisions into reality.

With the precise intention of providing as broad a vision as possible, this handbook has been developed with the collaboration and contribution of passionate professors, researchers and experts from all around the world and from a vast array of disciplines. This is in line with the idea of the editors that real smartness can only be built on top of collective wisdom. The authors of the chapters live and work in more than 20 different cities in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.