Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Planning for smart sustainable cities: Decisions in the planning process and actor networks

Authors
Anna Kramers, Mattias Höjer, Josefin Wangel
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Anna Kramers
Available Online August 2014.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.36How to use a DOI?
Keywords
smart sustainable cities, planning process, actors
Abstract
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been ascribed an important role for decreasing energy use and mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in urban areas. Through automation, dematerialisation, persuasion and soft transformation ICT holds the potential of making urban life more sustainable, without cutting back in quality of life. To fully utilise the potential of ICT for sustainable cities there is a need to reconsider the design and technical specification of buildings and infrastructure systems, as well as what actors to involve in the planning and management of the city. A ubiquitous introduction of ICT for sustainability may also influence the spatial and institutional organisation of the city. In spite of this, there is little research on ICT for sustainable cities from the perspective of planning and governance. This paper aims to abate parts of this knowledge gap through exploring two aspects of planning that we see as crucial for a successful implementation of ICT for sustainable cities. The first of these aspects concerns when in the planning process decisions regarding ICT need to be taken. The second aspect deals with what actor networks are needed to implement the ICT solutions and how these can be managed, or meta-governed. These aspects are explored through literature studies, workshops and interviews with urban planners and other actors engaged in the Royal Seaport project in Stockholm, Sweden.
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ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
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978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.36How to use a DOI?
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