Crafting smart cities in the gulf region

A comparison of masdar and lusail

M. Evren Tok, Jason James McSparren, Maha Al Merekhi, Hanaa Elghaish, Fatema Mohamed Ali

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This chapter looks at these trajectories by specifically focusing on the interstices of smart cities and competitiveness through the role played by communication technologies. An initial question to tackle pertains to the definition of a smart city, as this concept is used in diverse ways in the literature. Transforming the cities into smart ones is a newly emerging strategy to deal with the problems created by the urban population growth and rapid urbanization. Smart city is often defined as an icon of a sustainable and livable city. Why are Gulf countries investing in smart cities? Is the emergence of smart cities a mere reflection or neoliberal urbanization or are there other dynamics that we need to take into consideration? This chapter attempts to convey the message that smart cities are crucial means of building social capital and also attaining better governance mechanisms in the Gulf.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Pages448-460
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781466682061
ISBN (Print)1466682051, 9781466682054
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2015

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Tok, M. E., McSparren, J. J., Merekhi, M. A., Elghaish, H., & Ali, F. M. (2015). Crafting smart cities in the gulf region: A comparison of masdar and lusail. In Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies (pp. 448-460). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8205-4.ch020

Crafting smart cities in the gulf region : A comparison of masdar and lusail. / Tok, M. Evren; McSparren, Jason James; Merekhi, Maha Al; Elghaish, Hanaa; Ali, Fatema Mohamed.

Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies. IGI Global, 2015. p. 448-460.

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Tok, ME, McSparren, JJ, Merekhi, MA, Elghaish, H & Ali, FM 2015, Crafting smart cities in the gulf region: A comparison of masdar and lusail. in Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies. IGI Global, pp. 448-460. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8205-4.ch020
Tok ME, McSparren JJ, Merekhi MA, Elghaish H, Ali FM. Crafting smart cities in the gulf region: A comparison of masdar and lusail. In Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies. IGI Global. 2015. p. 448-460 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8205-4.ch020
Tok, M. Evren ; McSparren, Jason James ; Merekhi, Maha Al ; Elghaish, Hanaa ; Ali, Fatema Mohamed. / Crafting smart cities in the gulf region : A comparison of masdar and lusail. Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies. IGI Global, 2015. pp. 448-460
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