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Smart Cities in Asia

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Smart Cities in Asia

Governing Development in the Era of Hyper-Connectivity

9781788972871 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Yu-Min Joo, Associate Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea and Teck-Boon Tan, Research Fellow and Coordinator, Science and Technology Studies Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 287 1 Extent: 224 pp
At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.

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At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.

Each carefully curated chapter studies a national or local government-led smart city project and how it specifically relates to local institutions, political dynamics and development challenges in a region that is rapidly urbanising and growing economically. Collectively, these pressing contributions offer a comparative look at the policies and practices of smart cities, seen through the lens of local scholars and experts.

Thoughtful and engaging, this book will prove valuable reading for students and scholars of public policy and Asian studies, as well as those with a specific interest in urban studies and planning, and science and technology policy. Policymakers and practitioners will also benefit from the rich information and up-to-date analysis on offer.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book is a timely and welcome addition to the growing body of knowledge on smart cities in Asia. Covering major smart cities in East, Southeast and South Asia, it thoughtfully examines the reasons why these conurbations are eagerly jumping onto the smart cities bandwagon, their progress so far and the key policies introduced. Focusing on an increasingly important region in the global economy, this edited volume is not only an important contribution to the literature but also an essential read for anyone interested in smart cities in Asia.’
– Kwok Yan Lam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Contributors
Contributors: T. Chatterji, M.-Y. Foo, J.-S. Hwang, S.A. Imawan, Y.-M. Joo, C.K. Khoo, K.C. Lee, X. Li, M. Manning, K.-M. Nam, J.-i. Noh, O.-o. Poocharoen, A.B. Pratama, S. Roy, T.-B. Tan, J.L. Tao, P. Thiengburanathum, S.-s. Wu, X. Yang, M. Yarime, L. Ye

Contents
Contents:

1 Smart cities in Asia: an introduction 1
Yu-Min Joo and Teck-Boon Tan

SMART CITIES OF THE FOUR ASIAN TIGERS AND JAPAN
2 The Smart Nation: unpacking Singapore’s latest mega-digitalisation push 19
Yu-Min Joo, Teck-Boon Tan and Ming-Yee Foo
3 Smart-city vision and strategy in Hong Kong 38
Xin Li, Kyung-Min Nam and Chee Keong Khoo
4 Smart Taipei City: understanding policy motivations, approaches and implementation 61
Shang-su Wu
5 The evolution of smart city in South Korea: the smart city winter and the city-as-a-platform 78
Jong-Sung Hwang
6 Facilitating innovation for smart cities: the role of public policies in the case of Japan 93
Masaru Yarime

SMART CITY INITIATIVES OF TWO ASIAN GIANTS
7 The smart city policy of India and its governance implications 108
Souvanic Roy and Tathagata Chatterji
8 Smart cities in China: development background, policy measures and implementations 127
Xinhui Yang and Lin Ye

SECOND-TIER CITIES AND SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT
9 Bureaucratic readiness for smart city initiatives: a mini study in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia 148
Arif Budy Pratama and Satria Aji Imawan
10 The smart city as a complex adaptive system: the ebbs and flows of humans and materials 162
Ora-orn Poocharoen, Poon Thiengburanathum and Kian Cheng Lee
11 ‘Green’ and ‘smart’ in South Korea: conceptions from the state to the citizen 180
Michael Manning, Jill L. Tao and Jae-in Noh

Index 199

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