This talk in the ERSA Summer School 2023 “The Digital Future of Smart Regions”, at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 4 July 2023, is based on the book “Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence: Platforms, ecosystems and network effects“, Routledge, Regions and Cities series.
The main arguments are (1) the smart city is the dominant planning and development paradigm for cities in the 21st century, (2) smart city ecosystems are the fundamental entities of smart cities, where challenges and transformations occur, (3) platform-based models organize the transformation and innovation of smart city ecosystems.
The talk includes 5 sections:
I. The smart city paradigm
II. Digital platforms, models, and smart ecosystems
III. Economy and governance: Externality platforms & disruptive innovation
IV. Environment and sustainability: Awareness platforms & eco-innovation
V. Safety and security: Engagement platforms & social innovation.
Here are the slides: