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Intelligent cities as smart providers: CoPs as organizations for developing integrated models of eGovernment

Deakin, Mark



This paper develops the notion of the intelligent city as the smart provider of electronically enhanced services. It identifies how this growing interest in intelligent cities has led universities to exploe the opportunities “communities of practice” (CoPs) offer industry to become smart providers of online services. With this aim, it reports on the efforts a number of leading European cities have recently made to be intelligent in exploiting the opportunities CoPs offer industry to become smart providers. That is, smart in developing online presence via integrated models of eGovernment services, which are in turn capable of meeting the learning needs, knowledge requirements and capacity-building commitments of the socially inclusive and participatory urban regeneration programs they promote.


Deakin, M. (2012). services. Innovation / Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 25, 115-135.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-05
Deposit Date May 24, 2012
Print ISSN 1351-1610
Electronic ISSN 1469-8412
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Pages 115-135
Keywords intelligent cities; smart providers; electronically enhanced services; communities of practice; knowledge-based learning organizations; eGovernment services; social inclusion; articipation
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