Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research by Miltiadis D. LytrasSustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research by Miltiadis D. Lytras

Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research

Guest editorMiltiadis D. Lytras, Anna Visvizi

Paperback | October 12, 2018

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There is ever more research on smart cities and new interdisciplinary approaches proposed on the study of smart cities. At the same time, problems pertinent to communities inhabiting rural areas are being addressed, as part of discussions in contigious fields of research, be it environmental studies, sociology, or agriculture. Even if rural areas and countryside communities have previously been a subject of concern for robust policy frameworks, such as the European Union’s Cohesion Policy and Common Agricultural Policy Arguably, the concept of ‘the village’ has been largely absent in the debate. As a result, when advances in sophisticated information and communication technology (ICT) led to the emergence of a rich body of research on smart cities, the application and usability of ICT in the context of a village has remained underdiscussed in the literature. Against this backdrop, this volume delivers on four objectives. It delineates the conceptual boundaries of the concept of ‘smart village’. It highlights in which ways ‘smart village’ is distinct from ‘smart city’. It examines in which ways smart cities research can enrich smart villages research. It sheds light on the smart village research agenda as it unfolds in European and global contexts.]

Title:Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages ResearchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:438 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.19 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.19 inPublished:October 12, 2018Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303897224X

ISBN - 13:9783038972242