Smart Networked Cities?

Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Forthcoming

18 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012 Last revised: 26 Sep 2014

See all articles by Emmanouil Tranos

Emmanouil Tranos

University of Birmingham

Drew Gertner

Newcastle University (UK)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper aims to critically assess the lack of a global inter-urban perspective in the smart city policy framework from a conceptual standpoint. We argue here that the smart city policy agenda should be informed by and address the structure of transnational urban networks as this can affect the efficiency of such local policies. The significance of this global network structure is essential as cities do not exist in a vacuum. On the contrary, urban development is heavily based on urban interdependencies found at a global scale. After critically analysing smart city characteristics and the world city network literature, we identify the need for global urban interdependencies to be addressed in a smart city policy framework. While this paper approaches this issue from a theoretical standpoint, some policy examples are also provided.

Suggested Citation

Tranos, Emmanouil and Gertner, Drew, Smart Networked Cities? (2012). Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2032620

Emmanouil Tranos (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham ( email )

United Kingdom

Drew Gertner

Newcastle University (UK) ( email )

5 Barrack Road
Devonshire Building
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
243
rank
121,311
Abstract Views
955
PlumX Metrics