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Smart Cities: The Main Drivers for Increasing the Intelligence of Cities

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  • André Luis Azevedo Guedes

    () (Fluminense Federal University, Passo da Pátria Street 156 São Domingos, Niterói 24210-240, Brazil)

  • Jeferson Carvalho Alvarenga

    () (Fluminense Federal University, Passo da Pátria Street 156 São Domingos, Niterói 24210-240, Brazil)

  • Maurício Dos Santos Sgarbi Goulart

    () (Fluminense Federal University, Passo da Pátria Street 156 São Domingos, Niterói 24210-240, Brazil)

  • Martius Vicente Rodriguez y Rodriguez

    () (Fluminense Federal University, Mario Santos Braga Street 94 Centro, Niterói 24020-140, Brazil)

  • Carlos Alberto Pereira Soares

    () (Fluminense Federal University, Passo da Pátria Street 156 São Domingos, Niterói 24210-240, Brazil)

Abstract

Since the concept of smart cities was introduced, there has been a growing number of surveys aiming to identify the dimensions that characterize them. However, there is still no consensus on the main factors that should be considered to make a city more intelligent and sustainable. This report contributes to the topic by identifying the most important smart city drivers from the perspective of professionals from four broad areas of expertise: applied social sciences, engineering, exact and Earth sciences, and human sciences, which provide important insights for the understanding of smart and sustainable cities. In this study, we conducted a wide and detailed literature review, in which 20 potential smart city drivers were identified. The drivers were prioritized from the results of a survey conducted with 807 professionals that work in the concerned field. The results showed that the seven drivers identified as the most important to increase the intelligence of cities are related to the governance of cities.

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  • André Luis Azevedo Guedes & Jeferson Carvalho Alvarenga & Maurício Dos Santos Sgarbi Goulart & Martius Vicente Rodriguez y Rodriguez & Carlos Alberto Pereira Soares, 2018. "Smart Cities: The Main Drivers for Increasing the Intelligence of Cities," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(9), pages 1-19, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:9:p:3121-:d:166979
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    Keywords

    smart city; sustainable city; smart governance; drivers;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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