This paper proposes a novel conceptual framework as analytical tool to support the systematic and methodical investigation of smart city instantiations. Integrating existing fragmented perspectives, we propose three analytical dimensions (integration, automation and adaptivity) to describe the relationships between four foundational smart city aspects (technology, people, institutions and material environment). Together dimensions and foundational aspects create smart city configurations (SCCs).SCCs enable the systematic description, assessment and comparison of specific smart city instantiations. SCCs can further help to make transparent the basis for policy decisions and implicit assumptions of decision-makers aiding the legitimacy, explainability and accountability of smart city efforts.
|Title of host publication||2021 6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2021|
|Editors||Petar Solic, Sandro Nizetic, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues, Diego Lopez-de-Ipina Gonzalez-de-Artaza, Toni Perkovic, Luca Catarinucci, Luigi Patrono|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sept 2021|
|Event||6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2021 - Bol and Split, Croatia|
Duration: 8 Sept 2021 → 11 Sept 2021
|Series||2021 6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2021|
|Conference||6th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2021|
|City||Bol and Split|
|Period||8/09/21 → 11/09/21|
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT We thank Freek de Haan for his input to this work. This work was partially funded by Municipality Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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