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How to Become a Smart City: Learning from Amsterdam

Mora, Luca; Bolici, Roberto


Roberto Bolici


Adriano Bisello

Daniele Vettorato

Richard Stephens

Pietro Elisei


This exploratory study has been carried out to better understand the development process of strategies that allow large European cities to become smart. This aim is achieved through the analysis of the Amsterdam’s smart city strategy. By using case study research with a descriptive approach, the activities undertaken during the implementation of this successful initiative have been mapped and organized in a step-by-step roadmap. This made it possible to obtain a detailed description of the entire development process, useful knowledge to consider for other similar initiatives, and a conceptual framework for future comparative research. All these results will support the construction of a holistic and empirically valid theory able to explain how to build effective smart city strategies in this type of urban area.

Conference Name International conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: SSPCR 2015
Start Date Nov 19, 2015
End Date Nov 20, 2015
Acceptance Date Nov 16, 2016
Online Publication Date Nov 4, 2016
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 13, 2017
Electronic ISSN 1865-3537
Publisher BMC
Pages 251-266
Series Title Green Energy and Technology
Book Title Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions; Green Energy and Technology
ISBN 9783319448985; 9783319448992
Keywords Smart city; Strategy; Roadmap; Development process; Amsterdam
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Contract Date Sep 13, 2017


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