Title: Conceptualising a positioning framework for smart cities in an emerging economy

Authors: Bikramjit Rishi; Archit Kacker

Addresses: Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Raj Nagar, Hapur Road, Ghaziabad – U.P., India ' Hexaware Technologies, Advant Navis Business Park, Sector 142, Noida – U.P., India

Abstract: The paper synthesises and defines the concept of smart city. The study synthesises the existing literature to drive the meaning of smart city and designing a positioning framework. Majorly, all the literature sources have searched out to find out the relevant literature by using the terms like smart city, framework for a smart city/cities, meaning of a smart city, smart city design and so on. A literature map has been created to drive the positioning framework. The study proposes six frameworks for the positioning of a smart city; these frameworks are smart technology, smart economy, smart governance, smart mobility, smart environment, and smart community However, these parameters are not independent of each other; rather, there exists a level of interconnectivity between them. A positioning framework can help in ranking the smart cities and these rankings can help the builders and consumers in the decision making.

Keywords: smart cities; smart technology; smart economy; smart governance; smart mobility; smart environment; smart community; positioning; smart city; ranking of cities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2019.105415

International Journal of Sustainable Design, 2019 Vol.3 No.3, pp.169 - 181

Accepted: 30 Apr 2019
Published online: 28 Feb 2020 *

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