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City approaches to smart city evaluation and reporting: case studies in the United Kingdom

Caird, Sally (2018). City approaches to smart city evaluation and reporting: case studies in the United Kingdom. Urban Research and Practice, 11(2) pp. 159–179.

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Smart technologies create opportunities for urban development and regeneration, leading to a proliferation of projects/programmes designed to address city strategies around environmental, economic and social challenges. Whilst there is considerable critical debate on the merits of smart city developments, there has been surprisingly little research on the evaluation of smart interventions, and the outcomes of embedded smart technologies for cities and citizens. This examines case-study research undertaken in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, on city approaches to smart city evaluation and reporting. Findings exemplify contemporary city evaluation and reporting practices, challenges, and recommendations to support smart urban development.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Informa UK limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 1753-5077
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
The Open University (OU) Smart Cities Open Challenge CompetitionNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: Smart city; urban indicators; smart city evaluation; innovation programmes; UK cities; smart city reporting
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 49248
Depositing User: Sally Caird
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 19:37
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