While the concept of smart cities has been around for three decades, a growing criticism has shaken the grounds of 21st century urban planning worldwide. Experts and researchers of various fields have recognized that the future of smart city planning is multidisciplinary, and the search for common grounds between technological innovation, social justice and environmental protection, made all the more vital by the Covid-19 crisis.
Insight of a researcher: An interview with Pieter van Wesemael on smart city planning and sustainable urban development. Pieter van Wesemael, professor of urbanism: "The process of “smartification” is inevitable unless people intend to live in a 19th century fashion. Sustainability, environmental protection and local traditions, on the other hand, must be integrated into modern ...
Is smart city planning the same around the globe? Interview with Rini Rachmawati. Dr Rini Rachmawati, researcher of urban and regional planning : "As far as urban infratructure is concerned, smart city planning has been heavily employed in Asia, where not only large cities, but also rural areas are expected to become smart. Socio-economic aspects, ...
onJuly 1, 2020
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