Smarter-ness as a Process

How City Gets Smarter Next

Jingheng Lao, Baojun (Canny) Ma

Abstract:

Learning from various discussions and practices, we realize that Smart City should be beyond Sensor City. The history of both theoretical and practical urban development proves that rather than a definition of a goal statement, Smart City is a process where City getting Smarter – the “Smarter-ness”, which is a property inherent to cities. According to the case studies, the Smarter-ness is more than physical improvement and actually includes cognitive networks and spatial networks. The modernity of a masterplan is just a part of the spatial networks, i.e., it is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for a Smart City. At the end, we try to find out the efficient balance point between the two aspects of the Smarter-ness through our case studies and project practice.

Keywords:

smart city, Smarter-ness, urban planning, cognitive networks, spatial networks

Published in:

Paper Compilation for Urban Study in the Smart Era, Tongji University, South University of Technology

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