The Role of Spirit of Place to Achieve Emotional Smart City

Al-Kamoosi, Noor and Al-Ani, Mohammed Qasim (2019) The Role of Spirit of Place to Achieve Emotional Smart City. REAL CORP 2019 – IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 781-791. ISSN 2521-3938

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In the light of challenges of the technological invasion sweeping our cities and the rapid changes taking place in the world, it has become difficult for people to find a sense of place and feel a belonging to their cities. On the one hand, the world is pursuing sustainable development goals in 2030 to achieve sustainable cities and communities. On the other hand, new urbanism trends call for smart cities using ICT and IoT. No one can deny the role of technology in making human life easier, faster and smarter. Cities provide quality of life when they have the ability to meet human needs, to provide safety, privacy, ICT services, accessibility, mobility, and a healthy environment. Is it possible to show the spirit of place within the characteristics of the smart city? This paper engages in the dialectic relation between 'emotion city' and 'smart city'. Sense of place can connect humans with time and place through memories and feelings emanating from interacting and connecting with other humans and everything around them. It explores the factors that achieve the spirit of place through the characteristics of smart cities in two cities: Vienna and Melbourne. Things there have been created to serve mankind, not to take priority over people. This paper confirms that a city is for people not a city of things.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Spirit of place, Smart City, Emotion City, City for people, City of things
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 16:07
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 16:07

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