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Smart Cities For Dummies

Reichental, Jonathan


1. Auflage September 2020
384 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-67994-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Become empowered to build and maintain smarter cities

At its core, a smart city is a collection of technological responses to the growing demands, challenges, and complexities of improving the quality of life for billions of people now living in urban centers across the world.

The movement to create smarter cities is still in its infancy, but ambitious and creative projects in all types of cities--big and small--around the globe are beginning to make a big difference. New ideas, powered by technology, are positively changing how we move humans and products from one place to another; create and distribute energy; manage waste; combat the climate crisis; build more energy efficient buildings; and improve basic city services through digitalization and the smart use of data.

Inside this book you'll find out:
* What it really means to create smarter cities
* How our urban environments are being transformed
* Big ideas for improving the quality of life for communities
* Guidance on how to create a smart city strategy
* The essential role of data in building better cities
* The major new technologies ready to make a difference in every community

Smart Cities For Dummies will give you the knowledge to understand this important topic in depth and be ready to be an agent of change in your community.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Making Cities Our Home 9

Chapter 1: Comprehending the Past, Present, and Future of Cities 11

Chapter 2: Defining Smart Cities 27

Chapter 3: Responding to the Needs and Challenges of Cities 45

Part 2: Building a Smarter City 77

Chapter 4: Starting from Zero 79

Chapter 5: Creating a Smart City Strategy 91

Chapter 6: Enabling a Smart City Strategy 107

Part 3: Using Smart City Technologies 131

Chapter 7: Embracing Urban Innovation 133

Chapter 8: Enabling Change through Technology 155

Chapter 9: Unleashing the Power of City Data 205

Part 4: Planning for an Urban Future 225

Chapter 10: Building a Secure Foundation 227

Chapter 11: Imagining the City of the Future 245

Chapter 12: Engaging in Your City's Future 267

Part 5: The Part of Tens 283

Chapter 13: Ten Smart City Pitfalls to Avoid 285

Chapter 14: Ten Ways Cities Will Define Our Human Future 295

Part 6: Appendixes 309

Appendix A: Smart City Strategies 311

Appendix B: Smart City Organizations 323

Appendix C: Open Data Portals 333

Appendix D: Solutions Built on Open Data 345

Appendix E: City Performance Dashboards 351

Index 357
Dr. Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He's been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O'Reilly Media and the city of Palo Alto, California. He also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning and others.