Smart Cities: Framework and Practice

Xu Jing & Tan Zhanglu


Format: Cloth | Pages: 310pp
Size: 168 × 240 mm
Language: English
Price: $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-4878-0217-2


Immense global transformations in information technology coupled with China’s rapid progression into urbanization have led to a climax in Smart City construction in China. With theories of urban system engineering and information space as a basis, this book studies models for the construction of Smart Cities. With top-down design methodology as a guide, it draws systematic frameworks for Smart Cities. It is oriented towards the typical fields of application, and discusses technical solutions and paths for city intelligence. Its content mainly covers global transformations in information technology, the development of urbanization in China, the idea of a Smart City guided by IT, the construction of Smart City models, overall frameworks, domestic and international construction, and examples of typical applications.

This book is ideal for those researching Smart Cities. Target readers are individuals in charge of e-Government at central and local levels, staff at colleges, universities, and scientific research institutions, as well as managers and engineering technicians at IT enterprises.


Xu Jing, a native of Suzhou in Anhui Province, is a post-doctoral researcher at the school of Earth and Space Sciences, Beijing University, focusing on urban informationization and smart cities. She has participated in the Smart Changyang master plan for Changyang Town Government in Fanghsan District, Beijing, and the Digital Changde master plan for the Changde Municipal Government in Hunan Province. Her other projects include the Smart Pinglu master plan of Pinglu District Government in Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, the Digital Dagu River engineering design in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and the interoperability of the Haidian District Government e-government standardization research.