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Green Technology in Smart Cities : a n analysis of what role green technologies can play within climate mitigation and resilience strategies of Smart Cities

Mette, Katharina M. (2020) Green Technology in Smart Cities : a n analysis of what role green technologies can play within climate mitigation and resilience strategies of Smart Cities.

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Abstract:Many scholars have pointed out that cities are part of the problem of climate change, but done right, they can also be part of the solution. This paper will build on that assumption and research the role that green technologies can play in climate mitigation and resilience strategies of Smart Cities. To answer this question, first, the concept of a sustainable Smart City will be created. In this context, climate mitigation and climate resilience strategies will be explained. Afterwards, the potential and opportunities of green technologies, in these strategies will be outlined. Three Smart Cities and their stakeholders are analysed regarding their use of green technologies in tackling climate change. This shows the diverse ideas behind Smart Cities and their relationship between climate mitigation and resilience with green technology. The data of the research consists of primary data from the cities´ governments. Due to the urgency of climate change and its impact on cities, the relevance of this paper is high. It concludes, that Smart Cities and their strategies are highly individual. The role of green tech divers between the cities and is mostly seen as a tool to achieve better quality of life, push innovation and keep citizens safe.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82385
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