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Smart Cities in Asia

Governing Development in the Era of Hyper-Connectivity 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
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, the book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.
Extent: c 208 pp
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Publication Date: March 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 287 1
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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, the 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 urbanizing 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. Policy makers and practitioners will also benefit from the rich information and up-to-date analysis on offer.
Contributors include: T. Chatterji, M.Y. Foo, N. Gunasekaran, 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:

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

Part I: Smart Cities of the Four Asian Tigers and Japan
2. The Smart Nation: Unpacking Singapore’s Latest Mega-Digitalisation Push
Yu-Min Joo, Teck-Boon Tan and Ming-Yee Foo

3. Smart City Vision and Strategy in Hong Kong
Xin Li, Kyung-Min Nam and Chee Keong Khoo

4. Smart Taipei City: Understanding Policy Motivations, Approaches and Implementation
Nandhakumar Gunasekaran and Shang-su Wu

5. The Evolution of Smart City in South Korea: The Smart City Winter and the City as a Platform
Jong-Sung Hwang

6. Facilitating Innovation for Smart Cities: The Role of Public Policies in the Case of Japan
Masaru Yarime

Part II: Smart City Initiatives of Two Asian Giants
7. Smart City Policy of India and its Governance Implications
Souvanic Roy and Tathagata Chatterji

8. Smart Cities in China: Development Background, Policy Measures and Implementations
Xinhui Yang and Lin Ye

Part III: Second-tier Cities and Smart City Development
9. Bureaucratic Readiness for Smart City Initiatives: A Mini Study in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia
Arif Budy Pratama and Satria Aji Imawan

10. The Smart City as a Complex Adaptive System: The Ebbs and Flows of Humans and Materials
Ora-orn Poocharoen, Poon Thiengburanathum and Kian Cheng Lee

11. ‘Green’ and ‘Smart’ in South Korea: Conceptions from the State to the Citizen
Michael Manning, Jill L. Tao and Jae-in Noh

Index