Enabling the smart city: the progress of city e-governance in Europe

  title={Enabling the smart city: the progress of city e-governance in Europe},
  author={Krassimira Paskaleva},
  journal={International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development},
  • K. Paskaleva
  • Published 27 January 2009
  • Business
  • International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development
How can electronic governance (e-governance) assist in helping cities make better decisions and become more competitive, as well as engaging with citizens in democratic activities and decision-making processes? This paper suggests that e-governance may provide a new vehicle for the emerging 'smart city'. The paper assesses the conceptual landscape for city e-governance, with a focus placed on how cities can foster collaborative digital environments to enable local competitiveness and prosperity… 

Smart cities: the state-of-the-art and governance challenge

Reflecting on the governance of smart cities, the state-of-the-art this paper advances offers a critique of recent city ranking and future Internet accounts of their development. Armed with these

Ecosystems for smart cities: tracing the evolution of governance structures in a dutch smart city initiative

This study illustrates how elements of governance structures in smart city ecosystems evolve over time, and to understand in which way these elements enable or inhibit the success of such ecosystems in different phases of evolution.

Exploring the interplay between urban governance and smart services codesign

The article reports on the interplay between urban governance and the co-design of smart services in urban transformation as it has been observed and analysed in the two European research projects Peripheria and MyNeinghbourhood.

The smart city: A nexus for open innovation?

This article critically reviews current European trends on smart cities in the context of open innovation. It draws from analyses of key European Union (EU) programmes, four international projects

Conceptualizing smart city with dimensions of technology, people, and institutions

A set of the common multidimensional components underlying the smart city concept and the core factors for a successful smart city initiative is identified by exploring current working definitions of smart city and a diversity of various conceptual relatives similar to smart city.

Leveraging Smart City Projects for Benefitting Citizens: The Role of ICTs

The research investigates 366 European smart city projects and extracts 42 ICT-enabled projects explicitly focusing on citizens, with a special focus on the use of IoT in smart projects addressing the citizens’ well-being.

The Governance Approach of Smart City Initiatives. Evidence from Trondheim, Bergen, and Bodø

A pragmatic and polity-focused solution for governing a smart city in the direction of sustainability is still missing in theory and practice. A debate about whether a smart city is a pragmatic

Analysing the role of information technology towards sustainable cities living

Cities identify a sustainability-oriented and community-driven pathway as a vision for continuous change that helps to improve urban competitiveness, innovation and democracy ensuring high quality of life by strengthening the potential offered by technology-enabled and human-centred smartness.

Smart city as urban innovation: focusing on management, policy, and context

This paper aims to fill the research gap by building a comprehensive framework to view the smart city movement as innovation comprised of technology, management and policy.

Challenges for the smartification of Kazakhstan cities: evolution of models of city development governance in the framework of democratization

Urban governance is a multidimensional process, based on planning, allocation of limited resources, implementation of current and investment tasks, monitoring and control. The management processes



E-Governance and Smart Communities

The new information and communications technologies (NICT) and globalization have brought forth a period of great change. Globalization has triggered more intense economic and political

Europeanization at the urban level: Local actors, institutions and the dynamics of multi-level interaction

Abstract EU initiatives provide urban institutions and actors across Europe with new and unprecedented access to information, legitimacy, and not least, financial support. From established local

From e-government to e-governance: implications for technology management

Our paper draws upon concrete research cases to show: firstly, how the approach, the perspective and the representational framework of eGovernment initiatives influence the nature of the changes

Urban Governance and Poverty— Addressing Needs, Asserting Claims: An Editorial Introduction

Introducing a special issue which reports on research on how governance affects the poor in nine cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the key components of the conceptual framework are sketched,

Reinventing Local Governments and the E‐Government Initiative

  • A. Ho
  • Political Science
  • 2002
The Internet provides a powerful tool for reinventing local governments. It encourages transformation from the traditional bureaucratic paradigm, which emphasizes standardization,

The Evolution of E-Government among Municipalities: Rhetoric or Reality?

Information technology has become one of the core elements of managerial reform, and electronic government (e-government) may figure prominently in future governance. This study is designed to

E-government and the transformation of public administrations in EU countries: Beyond NPM or just a second wave of reforms?

The objective of this paper is to study the development of e-government initiatives at regional and local level in the EU through the opinion of those agents directly involved in the projects.

The New Face of Government: Citizen-Initiated Contacts in the Era of E-Government

Dramatic developments in information technology are transforming society, challenging our nation’s many governments to keep pace. As e-governance grows in popularity, Web pages could well become the

Interaction between States and Citizens in the Age of the Internet: “e-Government” in the United States, Britain, and the European Union

We examine the origins of the recent shift towards “e-government” in three cases: the United States, Britain, and the European Union. We set out three heuristic models of interaction between states