The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and
communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart
urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions in hundreds of
cities around the globe.
Inside Smart Cities provides real-world evidence on how local authorities,
small and medium enterprises, corporations, utility providers and civil society
groups are creating smart cities at the neighbourhood, city and regional scales.