smart cities

What do we mean by « smart city » and where does this idea come from ?

Smart cities: Reality or Fiction? 1     Chapter 1   There are three names to remember : Songdo, Masdar and Plan IT Valley. The city of Songdo, in Korea was developed by an American company in partnership with a steel-making company called Posco and a company called CISCO with a budget of 40 billion dollars. The city received …

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Smart cities: Reality or Fiction?

My book « Smart Cities: Reality or Fiction », has been published on Sept 2018: Introduction Our representatives, administrators, citizens, entrepreneurs, etc. are today beset by this idea of smart cities which compels us to deploy digital networks that should provide us with the solution to all current problems relating to urban development: pollution, clean energies, lives …

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Building sustainable cities as self-evolving ecosystem through direct democracy

Direct democracy as the keystone of smart city governance as a complex system Claude Rochet[1], Amine Belemlih[2] Abstract   We consider the smart city not as an addition of « smarties » (technological devices) but as a system capable of evolution all along its lifecycle, described as Urban Lifecycle Management (Rochet 2015) since a city never …

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Transition énergétique: La malédiction des énergies fossiles n’est pas prête de nous quitter

Extrait de Des villes intelligentes, vraiment? Deux ouvrages récents, Carbon Democracy de Thimothy Mitchell (2011) et Or Noir de Matthieu Auzaneau (2015)[1] ont mis en avant combien les énergies fossiles avaient modelé notre système politique et nos systèmes sociaux dans leur ensemble. L’énergie de la première révolution industrielle fut le charbon qui eut pour conséquence …

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