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Smart Cities For Dummies


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Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 3 How This Book Is Organized 4 Part 1: Making Cities Our Home 4 Part 2: Building a Smarter City 4 Part 3: Using Smart City Technologies 5 Part 4: Planning for an Urban Future 5 Part 5: The Part of Tens 5 Part 6: Appendixes 6 Beyond the Book 6 Where to Go from Here 7 Part 1: Making Cities Our Home 9 Chapter 1: Comprehending the Past, Present, and Future of Cities 11 Discovering the Origin of Cities 11 What is a city? 12 Building the first cities 14 Comprehending the Impact of the Industrial Revolutions 16 The first industrial revolution 16 The second industrial revolution 17 The third industrial revolution 17 The fourth industrial revolution 19 Responding to population growth 19 Urbanizing the Planet 21 Changing landscapes resulting from urbanization 23 Building megacities 23 Chapter 2: Defining Smart Cities 27 Identifying Smart Cities 27 What a smart city is 28 What a smart city is not 32 Working with digital infrastructures 34 Building the Case for Smarter Cities 35 Small cities versus large cities 36 Smart nations and other smart things 37 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 39 Examining Examples of Smart Cities 42 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 42 Konza Technopolis, Kenya 43 Chapter 3: Responding to the Needs and Challenges of Cities 45 Mapping the Evolving Needs and Challenges of Cities 45 Economic shifts 47 Increasingly complex city requirements 47 Interdependencies between systems 48 Population changes 49 Aging infrastructure 52 Lifestyle choices 54 Environment 55 Health 56 Water management 58 Housing crisis 59 Expecting Different Results 62 Changing community behaviors and expectations 63 Expanding community engagement 64 Engaging in participatory design 65 Transforming Urbanization 66 Transportation 67 Energy 70 Buildings 71 Telecommunications 73 Sustainability 74 Part 2: Building a Smarter City 77 Chapter 4: Starting from Zero 79 Establishing a Vision 79 Identifying the role of city leadership 80 Creating a vision 83 Building a Smart City Team 85 Identifying team members 85 Creating a RACI chart 88 Getting the team on the same page 89 Chapter 5: Creating a Smart City Strategy 91 Building the Plan 92 Developing a strategic plan 93 Envisioning the envisioning process 95 Converting your vision to action 98 Codifying the Plan 100 Identifying metrics 100 Communicating the plan 102 Chapter 6: Enabling a Smart City Strategy 107 Putting the Building Blocks in Place 108 Developing policy 108 Getting started 110 Examining a few examples of smart city policies 111 Establishing regulations 112 Evaluating funding models 114 Handling procurement issues 118 Managing projects and carrying out business analyses 121 Governing the Strategy 125 Defining strategic governance 125 Managing projects with project governance 126 Regularly updating and reporting 128 Part 3: Using Smart City Technologies 131 Chapter 7: Embracing Urban Innovation 133 Defining Urban Innovation 134 Relying on urban innovation networks 136 Creating urban innovation labs 137 Implementing Urban Innovation 139 Examining the discovery process 141 Running pilots and experiments 143 Setting up living labs 144 Engaging in hackathons 145 Participating in urban challenges 149 Open innovation versus closed innovation 151 Sharing urban innovation 152 Converting ideas into projects 153 Chapter 8: Enabling Change through Technology 155 Recognizing Technological Change in Modern Cities 156 From analog to digital 157 The fourth industrial revolution 160 The fourth industrial revolution and cities 162 The Internet of Things (IoT) 163 Exploring a Variety of Urban Technologies 166 Social media and communication tools 166 Artificial intelligence (AI) 169 Blockchain technology 171 Autonomous vehicles (AVs) 175 Drones 178 Wireless communications 181 Smart street lighting 184 Smart grids and microgrids 189 Smart water 192 Digital twins 193 Digital signage 196 Application programming interfaces (APIs) 198 Chapter 9: Unleashing the Power of City Data 205 Becoming City-Data-Savvy 205 Enabling data-driven decision-making 207 Managing data 208 Developing a data strategy 209 Implementing data governance 211 Working with City Data 214 Securing data 214 Opening data 215 Making sense of data through analytics 218 Using geographic information systems (GIS) 220 Hiring a city chief data officer 223 Part 4: Planning For An Urban Future 225 Chapter 10: Building a Secure Foundation 227 Securing Your Smart City 228 Urban resilience 228 Public safety 233 Addressing Digital Security and Privacy 238 Cybersecurity 239 Privacy 241 Chapter 11: Imagining the City of the Future 245 Recognizing That the Best Is Yet to Come 246 Green cities 247 Inclusive cities 251 Healthy cities 253 Regenerative cities 256 Envisioning Big Ideas 259 Hyperloop 260 Flying cars 262 Cities without cars 264 Chapter 12: Engaging in Your City's Future 267 Embracing an Urban Future 268 An increase in civic engagement 270 Continuous improvement in urban quality of life 274 The difference between quality of life and standard of living 275 Making a Better Tomorrow 278 It's your community - get involved 280 Five things you can do tomorrow 281 Part 5: The Part of Tens 283 Chapter 13: Ten Smart City Pitfalls to Avoid 285 Making Your Smart City Project a Tech Program and Putting IT in Charge 286 Garnering Insufficient Support and Engagement from Stakeholders 287 Limiting Efforts to Your City Boundaries 288 Paying Insufficient Attention to Inclusiveness Issues 289 Moving Forward with Inadequate Governance 289 Working with No Clear Vision for the Program 290 Downplaying the Essential Roles of Security and Privacy 291 Sharing Successes and Failures Too Narrowly 292 Sticking Stubbornly to the Old Ways of Doing Things 293 Thinking Too Short-Term 294 Chapter 14: Ten Ways Cities Will Define Our Human Future 295 Most People Will Live, Work, and Play Their Entire Lives in Cities 296 The Increasing Demands of Sustainability Will Shape Human Behavior 297 City Interactions Will Increasingly Be Digital 298 City Data Will Drive Community Decision-Making 299 People Will Have Expanded Opportunities to Co-Create and Collaborate on Urban Solutions 300 Crime May Be Reduced Significantly 301 More Diversity Will Show Up in What Humans Do and How They Work 302 The Way People and Goods Move Will Continue to Evolve 303 The Delivery of Healthcare Will Be Transformed 305 Everything Will Be Delivered 307 Part 6: Appendixes 309 Appendix A: Smart City Strategies 311 Africa 311 Asia 312 Australia 313 Europe 315 Middle East 317 North America 319 South America 321 Appendix B: Smart City Organizations 323 Appendix C: Open Data Portals 333 Africa 333 Asia 334 Australia and New Zealand 335 Eastern Europe and Russia 336 Western Europe 337 Middle East 339 North America 340 South America 343 Appendix D: Solutions Built on Open Data 345 Appendix E: City Performance Dashboards 351 Asia 351 Australia and New Zealand 352 Europe 353 Middle East 354 North America 354 South America 356 Index 357

About the Author

Dr. Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He's been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O'Reilly Media and the city of Palo Alto, California. He also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning and others.

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