Building understanding of smart city initiatives

Suha Alawadhi, Armando Aldama-Nalda, Hafedh Chourabi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Sofia Leung, Sehl Mellouli, Taewoo Nam, Theresa A. Pardo, Hans J. Scholl, Shawn Walker

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This study presents the first results of an analysis primarily based on semi-structured interviews with government officials and managers who are responsible for smart city initiatives in four North American cities-Philadelphia and Seattle in the United States, Quebec City in Canada, and Mexico City in Mexico. With the reference to the Smart City Initiatives Framework that we suggested in our previous research, this study aims to build a new understanding of smart city initiatives. Main findings are categorized into eight aspects including technology, management and organization, policy context, governance, people and communities, economy, built infrastructure, and natural environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectronic Government - 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2012 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: Sep 3 2012Sep 6 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7443 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2012


  • Citizen engagement
  • City government
  • City management
  • E-government
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Smart Government
  • Smart city
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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