Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

The Smart City from a Public Value Perspective

Authors
Ellie Cosgrave, Theo Tryfonas, Tom Crick
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Ellie Cosgrave
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.45How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Smart Cities, Public Value Management, Leadership, Information Marketplaces, Sustainability
Abstract
This paper explores whether it is useful to view the fundamental ideas behind the smart city concept through the lens of the ‘Public Value Management’ (PVM) paradigm. It investigates how appropriate ICT investment in cities might be articulated and valued through the concept of PVM. In order to achieve this, it explores the core concepts found in the PVM literature, and draws key connections to the smart city literature. This data is supported through semi-structured interviews with smart city experts. The aim is to understand the potential value of smart city concepts beyond simple optimisation of city processes and cost cutting. This paper concludes that there are conceptual connections between the PVM paradigm and the smart city. It argues that the types of projects adopted, and their success, are inseparable from the political paradigm within which they are undertaken. As such, it takes the view that adopting the PVM paradigm could support the successful delivery of smart cities, predominantly through the ability to understand value beyond the optimisation of systems.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.45How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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