Smart, Sustainable, Green Cities: A State-of-the-Art Review

Javidroozi, Vahid and Carter, Claudia and Grace, Mike and Shah, H. (2023) Smart, Sustainable, Green Cities: A State-of-the-Art Review. Sustainability, 15 (6). ISSN 2071-1050

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This state-of-the-art review paper aims to provide an overview of the current research on three categories of liveable cities, Smart, Sustainable, and Green (SSG). It explores how the discussions about these three categories have been brought together in the literature and identifies an integrated approach to developing more liveable cities of the future. The paper begins by introducing the research topic and methodology, setting out a broad definition for SSG cities as a starting point. Then, the review focuses on recent publications and research trends, with an emphasis on the most significant contributions to the convergence of the SSG categories. Special attention is paid to identifying gaps in current knowledge and suggesting areas for future research. Reviewing recent resources based on our inclusion and exclusion criteria in depth, using 11 relevant themes within the three aforementioned categories, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the current state of research in developing more liveable cities. Moreover, a summary of the main findings, providing a holistic view of the liveable future cities and implications for further research, policy, and practice offers a helpful resource for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, city authorities, consultants, and solution providers for SSG cities.

Item Type: Article
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14 March 2023Accepted
17 March 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart cities, sustainable cities, green cities, sustainability, city systems integration, sustainable development, livability, well-being, net-zero, environment
Subjects: CAH00 - multidisciplinary > CAH00-00 - multidisciplinary > CAH00-00-00 - multidisciplinary
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-08 - others in computing
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Vahid Javidroozi
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2023 14:54
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:00

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