PERCEIVE project - Deliverable D4.1 "Report on Urban policies for building smart cities"

Collins, Alan ; Leonard, Alan ; Cox, Adam ; Greco, Salvatore ; Torrisi, Gianpiero (2017) PERCEIVE project - Deliverable D4.1 "Report on Urban policies for building smart cities". p. 66. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5518.
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This report begins by introducing the term ‘smart city’ buttressed by some critical consideration of the several definitions that are proffered in the extant literature. Then, the conceptual evolution of the ‘smart city’ construct is set out with reference to smart (city) policies implemented in the EU, mapped with reference to the results of a Boolean web search exercise. This analysis helps to systematically unveil the narrative used by practitioners and policy makers in shaping the perception of smart city policies and projects. Finally, a new index of smartness is implemented based on Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis (SMAA). The new index will consider both objective measures and citizens’ perceptions of key dimensions offering value in assessing ‘smartness’ in city projects and policies.

Document type
Monograph (Technical Report)
Collins, AlanUniversity of Portsmouth
Leonard, AlanUniversity of Portsmouth
Cox, AdamUniversity of Portsmouth
Greco, SalvatoreUniversity of Portsmouth
Torrisi, GianpieroUniversity of Portsmouth0000-0003-4497-2365
smart city, smartness, Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis
Deposit date
09 Mar 2017 08:28
Last modified
17 Jul 2019 10:18
Project name
PERCEIVE - Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe
Funding program
EC - H2020

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