Publication details

APPLICATIONS OF THE SMART CITIES CONCEPT

Authors

CHALOUPKOVÁ Markéta JAŇUROVÁ Martina

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of FEB Zagreb 10th International Odyssey Conference on Economics and Business.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Citation
Web https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BlHR01uYpATKoYhc4pXY_Djx3F_H1XYw/view
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.22598/odyssey
Keywords Smart City; Smart People; Smart Economy; Smart Mobility; Smart Environment; Smart Living; Smart Governance
Description The aim of the paper is to analyze the application of the Smart Cities concept in three selected cities of Europe - Malibor, Cork and Luxembourg. These towns were chosen deliberately because their size (by the number of inhabitants) roughly corresponds to the regional cities of the Czech Republic. The inclusion of a large city into the selection, although much more successful in the implementation of the Smart Cities concept, would be pointless as it would not reflect the specific conditions of Czech cities. Information was obtained from websites and strategic or other conceptual documents of the selected cities and from interviews with the representatives of the public sphere. In addition to the research of related literary sources, the methods used include semi-structured interviews with the representatives of cities, divisions and the departments that have been involved in urban planning or the Smart Cities concept. The interview results were analyzed, compared and generalized. In order to find the examples of good practice, selected projects aimed at the components of the Smart Cities concept, ie Smart Economy, Smart Mobility, Smart Environment, Smart Living and Smart Governance, were also presented. Projects as well as cities were chosen especially with the goal of gaining inspiration for those cities in the Czech Republic that are equally large in their population. There are several successful cities in the Czech Republic, which can be proudly considered to be Smart Cities. They are however mostly cities of the regional capital level, characterized by higher numbers of inhabitants, developed services, good transport infrastructure and, of course, easier access to financial resources. However, the Smart Cities concept has begun to penetrate even smaller cities, which are aware of the need to respond to current tre
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