Geographic information science : why does a smart city need to be spatially enabled?

Authors: Roche, Stéphane
Abstract: In this report I propose to examine the concept of the ‘smart city’ from the standpoint of spatial enablement. I analyse emerging research on smart cities, particularly those addressing the potential role of GISciences in the development and implementation of the concept of smart cities. I develop the idea that the intelligence of a city should be measured by its ability to produce favourable conditions to get urban operators (citizens, organizations, private companies, etc.) actively involved into sociospatial innovation dynamics. To obtain such a commitment, I believe that operators should be able to develop and mobilize (digital) spatial skills so that they could efficiently manage their spatiality. In other words, I argue that a smart city is first of all a spatially enabled city.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 7 February 2014
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/845
This document was published in: Progress in human geography, Vol. 38 (5), 703–711 (2014)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132513517365
Sage
Alternative version: 10.1177/0309132513517365
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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