Smart cities work

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9781861346599
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302636 | DOI:
Smart cities work

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This chapter argues for a ‘smart city’ approach, recycling existing homes and spaces, relying on neighbourhood management and renewal to make existing communities more attractive. It suggests that in order to cope with such immense land, housing, and social pressures, government needs to win people back into cities that are safe, clean, and energy efficient, using less than half the current resources. It explains that smart growth means containing the expansion of cities by creating a fixed urban growth boundary, and intensively regenerating existing neighbourhoods to reverse the flight of people, jobs, and investment into land-gobbling, congestion-generating, and environmentally damaging urban extensions.

Keywords: smart city; recycling; neighbourhood management; smart growth; urban growth boundary; neighbourhoods

Chapter.  9196 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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