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Exploring the potential impact of smart urban technologies on urban sustainability using structural topic modelling: Evidence from Belgium
Margherita, Emanuele Gabriel; Escobar, Stefania Denise; Esposito, Giovanni et al.
2023In Cities, 141, p. 104475
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Keywords :
Smart city; Smart city technology; Smart urban technology; Structural topic modelling; Triple bottom line; Urban sustainability; Development; Sociology and Political Science; Urban Studies; Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract :
[en] This study explores the potential impact of smart urban technologies used in smart city projects on three dimensions of urban sustainability (economic, environmental and social). Although the literature notes that smart urban technologies and their capabilities are potential saviours when it comes to urban and sustainability challenges in cities, there is a lack of studies exploring the impact of smart urban technologies on urban sustainability. Thus, we address this literature gap by conducting structural topic modelling on smart city projects retrieved from the Smart Territory call for projects. In these projects, city managers' report extensively on how smart urban technologies can support urban sustainability. Our results show nine groups of smart urban technologies that will support at least two urban sustainability dimensions. Smart mobility systems can support all three dimensions of urban sustainability. Technology benefits will be realised by smart urban technology capabilities and through the involvement of the city's community in the use of technology.
Disciplines :
Political science, public administration & international relations
Sociology & social sciences
Business & economic sciences: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Margherita, Emanuele Gabriel;  University of Tuscia, Italy
Escobar, Stefania Denise;  Free University Bozen, Italy
Esposito, Giovanni ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Management : Sustainable Strategy ; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Crutzen, Nathalie  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Management : Sustainable Strategy
Language :
English
Title :
Exploring the potential impact of smart urban technologies on urban sustainability using structural topic modelling: Evidence from Belgium
Publication date :
October 2023
Journal title :
Cities
ISSN :
0264-2751
eISSN :
1873-6084
Publisher :
Elsevier Ltd
Volume :
141
Pages :
104475
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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