Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
"Smart City: Requirements for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development";
Keynote Lecture: The e-Future of Cities,
Belgrad, Serbien (invited);
- 10-25-2019; in: "The e-Future of Cities: Between Temptations of Exponential Technology Growth and the Concept of Human City",
B. Stojkov (ed.);
Since some years, the discussion of sustainability and resilience is intensified in front of problems of emissions and climate change. As there is a strong link between urbanization with economic development and partly with increasing energy demand and with emissions, the question is raised how cities are able to cope with these challenges through strategic planning activities.
About 15 years ago, it was also the starting point discussing the idea of 'Smart City` which is able to tackle problems of sustainability based on new technologies. It is argued that the implementation and use of new technologies and the digitization will not only improve our conditions of communication but also provide opportunities to improve energy efficiency, increase use of renewable energy sources and reduce emissions. Thus, the Smart City is regarded as an instrument and platform enabling a better quality of life and at the same time strengthening sustainable and resilient urban development.
Anyhow, is this correct? Can we in fact expect such positive impact through the implementation of the 'Smart City`? Which obstacles should be considered in order to improve a Smart City´s impact strengthening urban sustainability or resilience?
Answering these questions, I will introduce briefly into the most relevant challenges and then discuss different understandings of the Smart City under the perspective of their basic understanding and their meaning for sustainable and resilient urban development.
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