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‘Smart Cities’ – Dynamic Sustainability Issues and Challenges for ‘Old World’ Economies: A Case from the United Kingdom

Stokes, P and Larson, M and Russell, N and Adderley, S and Moore, N and Mathews, M and Smith, S and Lichy, J and Scott, RP and Ward, T and Brindley, C (2015) ‘Smart Cities’ – Dynamic Sustainability Issues and Challenges for ‘Old World’ Economies: A Case from the United Kingdom. Dynamic Relationships Management Journal, 4 (2). pp. 3-22. ISSN 2350-367X

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Abstract

The rapid and dynamic rate of urbanization, particularly in emerging world economies, has resulted in a need to find sustainable ways of dealing with the excessive strains and pressures that come to bear on existing infrastructures and relationships. Increasingly during the twenty-first century policy makers have turned to technological solutions to deal with this challenge and the dynamics inherent within it. This move towards the utilization of technology to underpin infrastructure has led to the emergence of the term ‘Smart City’. Smart cities incorporate technology based solutions in their planning development and operation. This paper explores the organizational issues and challenges facing a post-industrial agglomeration in the North West of England as it attempted to become a ‘Smart City’. In particular the paper identifies and discusses the factors that posed significant challenges for the dynamic relationships residents, policymakers and public and private sector organizations and as a result aims to use these micro-level issues to inform the macro-debate and context of wider Smart City discussions. In order to achieve this, the paper develops a range of recommendations that are designed to inform Smart City design, planning and implementation strategies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Slovenian Academy of Managment
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 12:19
DOI or Identification number: 10.17708/drmj.2015.v04n02a01
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2968

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