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Smart Cities in the Gulf Current State, Opportunities, and Challenges

Author: edited by Elie Azar and Wael Abdel Samad

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

GRM Year: 2017

Book | December 2018


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In this edited volume, academics and practitioners from various disciplines investigate the challenges, opportunities and frameworks in the implementation of Smart Cities in the Gulf.The volume presents insightful analyses and identifies key lessons learned through case studies covering four main themes including smart city frameworks and governance, resources and infrastructure, information and communication technologies, and the social perspective. In doing so, the book provides policy recommendations related to smart governance, as well as overall frameworks that cities can adopt in their process of transition, and knowledge that is integral to bridge the gap between various stakeholders in the Smart City milieu.
This edited volume comprises extended versions of papers presented at a workshop held at the University of Cambridge, UK titled “Smart Cities in the GCC: Current State, Opportunities and Challenges.”