What’s Smart Growth got to do with Smart Cities? Searching for the ‘Smart City Region’ in Greater Seattle

Titolo Rivista TERRITORIO
Autori/Curatori Yonn Dierwechter
Anno di pubblicazione 2018 Fascicolo 2017/83 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 8 P. 48-55 Dimensione file 281 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2017-083006
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The us-based smart growth planning policy movement both preceded and arguably provided an important conceptual antecedent for later smart city research. However, the empirical relationships between the two programs are insufficiently developed. This paper reviews smart growth in Greater Seattle, arguing for more research on how the two concepts might in fact relate to one another within the context to a wider regional development sensitivity. The paper concludes that the smart city-region could arguably replace both smart growth and smart cities in future urban research

Il movimento statunitense della ‘smart growth’ ha preceduto e, probabilmente, al contempo fornito un importante antecedente concettuale per la successiva attività di ricerca sulle ‘smart city’. Tuttavia, le relazioni empiriche tra i due programmi non sono sufficientemente sviluppate. Questo articolo riesamina pertanto la smart growth della Grande Seattle, sostenendo la necessità di ulteriori attività di ricerca sulle modalità attraverso le quali i due concetti potrebbero effettivamente relazionarsi tra loro; ad esempio, nell’ambito di una crescente sensibilità nei confronti della dimensione regionale delle città. Il documento conclude che le ‘smart city-region’ potrebbero sostanzialmente sostituire sia la smart growth che le smart city nella future attività di ricerca sui fenomeni urbani

Keywords:Smart growth; Grande Seattle; smart cityregion?

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Yonn Dierwechter, What’s Smart Growth got to do with Smart Cities? Searching for the ‘Smart City Region’ in Greater Seattle in "TERRITORIO" 83/2017, pp 48-55, DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-083006