Concept of smart city and its practice in Poland. Case study of Łódź city.

Szczech, Ewelina (2014) Concept of smart city and its practice in Poland. Case study of Łódź city. REAL CORP 2014 – PLAN IT SMART! Clever Solutions for Smart Cities. Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 169-180.

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Paper’s objective is to present the concept of “smart city” as an approach to urban development and, on this ground, to analyze urban practice in Polish city of Lodz. First part of the paper, therefore, will be dedicated to definitional aspects of the “smart city” approach, with focus on determinants and factors included in this concept of multidisciplinary growth. Some aspects of measurement of the concept will also be included. Having the conceptual base settled, concept of “smart city” will be confronted with urban practice of Lodz. The city was chosen based on its recent development: inclusion of multidisciplinary aspects in its growth strategy and good results of implementation of verified urban development programs. Analysis conducted in the practical part of the paper will use both qualitative and quantitative methods and both secondary and primary sources of data and information. Official strategic and program documents of the city will be researched and analyzed, as well as confronted with in-depth interview with policy-makers. Statistical data (regional, national and community) will be used for quantitative methods. Research will allow for conclusions regarding implementation of “smart city” concept in general, but also for verification of question whether this particular approach to urban development is suitable for countries and areas in different stages of economic development, as analysis will concentrate on a Polish city. In this light – the European Union’s single solutions for all Member States approach will be evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart city, sustainable urban development, urban development in Poland, urban growth, urban practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 10:21

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