First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Authors Oliver Gassmann, Jonas Böhm and Maximilian Palmié have published a book
to aid stakeholders in the development of smart cities.
The authors say Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovations to Cities explores how the smart city concept promises to solve urban issues such as mobility, pollution and inclusion.
The book is expected to serve as road map and provide answers to the following questions:
• What core elements constitute smart cities?
• How can the digital shadow of city elements be utilised?
• Where lies the greatest potential? What is the ideal starting point?
• What procedures have other cities applied?
• What can be learned from greenfield-approaches of Chinese smart cities?
• What methods and tools can be implemented in cities?
• What are promising business models for private-public partnerships?
• How can diverse stakeholders be effectively integrated?
• How can the digital shadow of a city be systematically extended?
Gassmann is professor of technology and innovation management at the University of St. Gallen and chairman of the Institute of Technology Management. Böhm is a PhD student and research associate at the institute and assists national and international smart city projects as a coach and researcher. Palmié - assistant professor of energy and innovation management at the University of St. Gallen - heads the Energy Innovation Lab.
According to the authors, a smart city must be designed to bring positive change to its people and to the environment, insisting that “the more human a smart city is, the more it will become a desirable place to live”.