Three Tales about Limits to Smart Cities Solutions

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Editorial | Open Access

Three Tales about Limits to Smart Cities Solutions


  • Soora Rasouli Department of Urban Science and Systems, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Harry Timmermans Department of Urban Science and Systems, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Dujuan Yang Department of Urban Science and Systems, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands


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Abstract:  This editorial is the introduction to a special issue on smart cities. The concept of a smart city is not well-defined, yet expectations among urban planners and decision-makers are high. This special issue contains three papers that discuss three different manifestations of smart cities and the success—or lack of it—of the solutions discussed. The papers highlight some limitations of the concept of smart cities, but at the same time also pinpoint some potentially beneficial solutions.

Keywords:  Mobility as a Service; smart cities; smart mobility; urban interventions

Published:   29 June 2017


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/up.v2i2.1071


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