The Path Towards Smart Cities in China: From the Case of Shanghai Expo 2010

Zhou, Yanlin (2014) The Path Towards Smart Cities in China: From the Case of Shanghai Expo 2010. 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. 1023-1027.

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With the development of the digital technology, physical buildings are becoming more and more intelligent, high-efficiency and ecological; partial physical situational functions could be transferred to the virtual building world in a more efficient, intensive and convenient way. With these great achievement, we should believe that the digital technology will create more chances for the future of the smart buildings, and the smart city will be the most important foundation. To create the best human dwelling environment, we should construct smart buildings on the microscopic level and smart city on the macroscopic level. Smart city is not just about technology, but also the all-round innovation of the urban space, economic, society, system and management. The promotion for smart city will improve the quality of the urbanization, and the integrated development of the informatization, industrialization and urbanization, which will result in a wide influence on the city development and reform. Being a developing country severely hit by information and technology revolution, China met a small climax of smart city construction after 2010 Expo. As the theme of 2010 Expo, the idea of 'better city better life' was implemented through the process of the planning, construction, development operation and utilization in the Expo Park of 5.28 km2 area, which made the best use of information and intelligent technology, as well as the idea of sustainable development. Intelligent and ecological buildings in Shanghai 2010 Expo have been the most important practice in China, which had effected profoundly on the construction of smart buildings and smart city. At the beginning, this paper will introduce the background of of 'smart city', as well as it's meaning and feature. Then, through the case study of 2010 Expo, this paper will present a real scene of the development of smart cities in China. It reflected the path to smart cities in China, and the policies and achievements in large pilot cities during this process. It will also talk about the influence on urban planning and authorities. Obviously, when we talk about smart city, we should not only pay attention to its present, but also look forward to future, which is the last part in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2010 Shanghai EXPO, smart buildings, smart city, urban planning system, urban planning formulation authority
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 11:17

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