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Smart city making and regimes of urban development : the influence of various contexts of urban environments on municipal strategies for smart city development

Ilasco, Ion (2018) Smart city making and regimes of urban development : the influence of various contexts of urban environments on municipal strategies for smart city development.

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Abstract:An increasing number of cities in the Netherlands decide to adopt the smart city model of urban governance. It is evident that some of those cities progress faster than others with regard to the quality and the comprehensiveness of their smart city strategies. This paper seeks to identify which dimensions of the local economic, political, and academic environments influence the level of smart city development and the substantive focus of local smart city strategies. It does so by building and testing a set of six hypotheses based on the aspects of the ‘smart city’ and ‘urban regime’ theories. The analysis shows that the elements of the local academic environment may prove more important for the process of smart city making than the constituents of the local economic and political environments. Specifically, the strength of the local tertiary education sector seems to have a statistically significant impact on the level of smart city development. Also, the political ‘color’ of the ruling local majority seem to not matter when we talk about smart city modeling. Policy makers and other interested parties are advised based on the results of this paper to focus their efforts on cities that hold strong tertiary education bases.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75472
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