Special issue "smart city related policies and implementation"

Zhen Chen (Editor), Corrado lo Storto (Editor)

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Dear Colleagues,

Practices on policies relating to smart city development have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in STEEP (social, technical, economic, environmental and political) areas in the past three decades. This body of knowledge is valuable to inform research and practices with long-term effects. Through learning from many cases about the efficacy of policies at various levels in smart city development around the world, the necessity is shown for both technical reviews and theoretical studies to focus on smart-city-related policies and implementation, as well as to support evidence-based theory development and practices in related areas in the future.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to show the latest research in policy-related areas in the context of smart cities. The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

Community health and wellbeing.
Community adaptation and resilience.
Evidence-based practice on policies.
Impact of policies in smart-city-related practices.
Interactions among policies and/or regulations.
Interactions among social–ecological–technical (SET) issues and/or systems.
Knowledge management in policymaking.
Legal and political philosophy.
Policy challenges and enhancement.
Policy-led practices.
Policymaking theories and practices.
Public policies and engagement.
Stakeholders' needs and analysis.
STEEP (social, technical, economic, environmental and political) issues and solutions.
Strategies, tactics and operations in smart city development.
Technical policy for smart city development.
Technical review of policies and implementation.
Urban and regional policy.
Dr. Zhen Chen
Prof. Dr. Corrado lo Storto
Guest Editors
Original languageEnglish
JournalSmart Cities
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2022


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