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City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems

Book Description

City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications uses information science perspectives to improve working subsystems in transportation, sewage, electricity, water, communication, education, health, governance, and infrastructure since their efficient and synchronized operation is vital for a competitive city. This pioneering approach will interest researchers, professionals, and policymakers in urban economy, regional planning, and information science disciplines who wish to improve the competitiveness of their cities.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. List Of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
    1. The Role Of Sustainable Urban And Infrastructure Development In Augmenting City Competitiveness
    2. Cities And Competitiveness
    3. Sustainable Urban And Infrastructure Development
    4. City Competitiveness And Sustainable Infrastructure
    5. Concluding Remarks
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Technologies for Improving Urban Subsytems
    1. Chapter 1: City Competitiveness and Infrastructure
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Motivation
      4. I3 Framework
      5. Implementation
      6. Related Work On Smart Cities
      7. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: City Competitiveness and Spatial Location
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Geographic Approach To City Competitiveness
      4. Spatial Location For City Competiveness
      5. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: The Role of GIS in City Competitiveness
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Origins Of Competitiveness
      4. Cities In The Information Era
      5. Urban Dynamics And Regional Competition
      6. Functions Of Competition Between Cities And Regions
      7. Urban Place Marketing Perspective
      8. Models Of Competitiveness
      9. Tree Model Of Competitiveness
      10. Gis And Spatial Economics
      11. Implications Of Changing Governance Arrangements For Gis Creation And Use
      12. From Government To Governance
      13. Hard And Soft Network For Competitiveness
      14. Evaluating Urban Quality Of Life Using Gis: An Example In Portugal
      15. How Does Participatory Spatial Planning (Psp) Relate To Gis, Governance And Competitiveness?
      16. Creating Online Monitoring Communities
      17. Further Research Guidance Regarding City Competitiveness
      18. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 4: City Competitiveness and Airport
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Role Of The Air Transport System To Help City Competitiveness
      4. Information Science Applications Outside Airports: I.T.S. To Improve Transport Links Between Cities And Airports
      5. Information Science Applications Inside Airports: Management Of Ground Movements At An Airport
      6. Summary And Conclusion
    5. Chapter 5: From Intelligent to Smart Cities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Cops
      4. Two Types Of Online Interaction
      5. The It Underlying The Intelligent City Solution
      6. The Search For An Intelligent Solution
      7. The Knowledge Management System And Digital Library
      8. Semantically-Interoperable Egov. Services
      9. Integration Into The Ecity Platform
      10. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 6: Developing a Competitive City through Healthy Decision-Making
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Competitive Cities In The Context Of Health
      4. E-Health Decision Support Systems And Collaborative Health Planning Practice
      5. A Conceptual Framework For Planning Healthy And Competitive Cities
      6. Participatory Action Research: A Method For Implementing Collaborative Health Planning
      7. Challenges For An E-Health Approch To Decision-Making
      8. Conclusion And Future Research Directions
    7. Chapter 7: City Branding and the Role of the City Websites in Building City Brands
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Evaluation Of The City Websites Using Content Analysis
      5. Conclusion
      6. Appendix A. City Website Evaluation Form
    8. Chapter 8: Competitiveness and Creative Cities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Neoliberal Urbanization In Perspective
      4. Toronto’S Opencity Projects
      5. Conclusion
  8. Section 2: Applications for Improving Urban Subsystems
    1. Chapter 9: High Speed Rail and Regional Competitiveness
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. Introduction
      3. 2. Territorial Competition And The Role Of Infrastructure
      4. 3. High Speed Rail Systems: Niche Or Broad Competition?
      5. 4. Transit Regionalisation Trends
      6. 5. Accessibility And City-Regions’ Competitiveness
      7. 6. Case Study: North-Eastern Italy, Enclave Or Competitive?
      8. 7. Solutions And Recommendations
      9. 8. Research Directions
      10. 9. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 10: Urban Competitiveness, u-city Strategies and the Development of Technological Niches in Songdo, South Korea
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Territorial Competitiveness And Ict
      4. Urban Competitiveness And U-City Strategies In Songdo, South Korea
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 11: Personal Smart cards
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction1
      3. Background
      4. Main Focus Of The Chapter
      5. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 12: The Effect of Google Data Centers on City Competitiveness
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Data Center
      4. History Of Google
      5. Case Studies: Lenoir, North Carolina; Goose Creek, South Carolina; And Council Bluffs, Iowa
      6. Analyzing The Case Studies
      7. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 13: Urban Geospatial Management System
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Urban Geospatial Management System
      5. Mimuv (Monitoraggio Interventi Manutenzione Urbana Venezia – Monitoring The Urban Maintenance Jobs In Venice)
      6. Conclusion
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index