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Urban Development & Renewal


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Local Initiatives, Programs, Projects


Smart-Eco Cities in China Trends and City Profiles 2016 (2017). A research report authored by May Tan-Mullins, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Shiuh-Shen Chien and Linjun Xie and funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China was published in 2017. It goes beyond the analysis of cities from technology perspective and includes green factors in its evaluation. With the help of comprehensive case studies of 12 cities, it explains various initiatives (and projects) and policies by local governments who are primary promotors of smart-eco cities initiative. Available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312916344_Smart-Eco_Cities_in_China_Trends_and_City_Profiles_2016 (Gogate)


Smart Astana. (2013). A concept for sustainable development of the capital of Kazakhstan being implemented within a Road map under the instruction of the Head of the state No. 01-7.6 dated April 22, 2013 “On the need for working out an actions plan concerning entry of Astana city into the top list of 50 “smart cities” of the world”. The program is aimed to improvement of life quality and human wellbeing, improvement and upgrade of infrastructure of Astana city, as well as improvement of public safety level. The Smart Astana project is based on a development model of European smart cities, which is based on interaction of 6 qualities: Smart economy, Smart management, Smart life, Smart mobility, Smart people and Smart environment. Information at http://smart.astana.kz/en/projects.html  (Jangabulov)


Organizations Making a Difference



Articles, Blogs, Opinions



Papers, Reports, Studies

Bello-Schunemann, J. and Aucoin, C. (2016): African Urban Futures. Frederick S. Pardee center for International Futures. African Futures paper 20. November 2016. Available online at https://media.africaportal.org/documents/af20.pdf  (Ogutu)



Educational Multi-Media Lectures, Presentations, Videos




Other Information

Some additional information on smart cities, urban development and urban renewal can be found in the PMWL at https://pmworldlibrary.net/urban-development/


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This section of the library created in February 2018