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Smart Cities in Asia: Governing Development in the Era of Hyper-Connectivity

Yu-Min, Joo / Tan Teck Boon(Editor)

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Abstract

At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.


Each carefully curated chapter studies a national or local government-led smart city project and how it specifically relates to local institutions, political dynamics and development challenges in a region that is rapidly urbanising and growing economically. Collectively, these pressing contributions offer a comparative look at the policies and practices of smart cities, seen through the lens of local scholars and experts.


Thoughtful and engaging, this book will prove valuable reading for students and scholars of public policy and Asian studies, as well as those with a specific interest in urban studies and planning, and science and technology policy. Policymakers and practitioners will also benefit from the rich information and up-to-date analysis on offer.

Issue Date
2020-03
Publisher
Edward Elgar
Contents
1 Smart cities in Asia: an introduction


SMART CITIES OF THE FOUR ASIAN TIGERS AND JAPAN

2 The Smart Nation: unpacking Singapore’s latest mega-digitalisation push

3 Smart-city vision and strategy in Hong Kong

4 Smart Taipei City: understanding policy motivations, approaches and implementation

5 The evolution of smart city in South Korea: the smart city winter and the city-as-a-platform

6 Facilitating innovation for smart cities: the role of public policies in the case of Japan


SMART CITY INITIATIVES OF TWO ASIAN GIANTS

7 The smart city policy of India and its governance implications

8 Smart cities in China: development background, policy measures and implementations


SECOND-TIER CITIES AND SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT

9 Bureaucratic readiness for smart city initiatives: a mini study in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia

10 The smart city as a complex adaptive system: the ebbs and flows of humans and materials

11 ‘Green’ and ‘smart’ in South Korea: conceptions from the state to the citizen
Pages
224
URL
https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/smart-cities-in-asia-9781788972871.html
ISBN
978 1 78897 287 1
Language
ENG
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