Planning for smart sustainable cities: Decisions in the planning process and actor networks
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atlantis Press , 2014. 299-305 p.
, ACSR, ISSN 2352-538x ; 2
Smart sustainable cities, planning process, actors
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148437ISI: 000346245500036ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84928034835ISBN: 978-94-62520-22-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-148437DiVA: diva2:736593
2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICTS), Stockholm, SWEDEN, AUG 24-27, 2014
QC 201501222014-08-072014-08-072015-01-22Bibliographically approved