Challenges

Although there are many differing views as to what a Smart City really is, cities are facing common challenges.
The chapters in the publication Smart City dynamics are based on those main challenges in the transition to Smart Cities.
There are many more, but let’s begin with the topics that cities and their partners (have to) start with.

The relevance of road maps

There is no such thing as THE road map to a Smart City. The necessary steps depend on cities' objectives and strengths.
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The right stakeholders

We all talk about engaging stakeholders. But who exactly are they and how do you align so many different priorities?
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Synergy between sectors

Although the intention to cooperate is there, other interests are often given priority in practice. How can we stem the tide?
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The role of ICT

Nearly everyone agrees that technology is not the problem on the road to smarter cities. Still, there are some technical challenges, like linking data across domains.
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Behavioural change

Human behaviour is far more difficult to understand and to change than technology. It is important to understand the social context first.
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