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Smart Cities in the Gulf

Current State, Opportunities, and Challenges

Editors: Samad, Wael, Azar, Elie (Eds.)

  • Investigates the challenges, opportunities and frameworks in the implementation of Smart Cities in the Gulf
  • Presents insightful analyses and identifies key lessons learned through case studies
  • Provides policy recommendations related to smart governance, as well as overall frameworks that cities can adopt in their process of transition
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About this book

In this edited volume, academics and practitioners from various disciplines investigate the challenges, opportunities and frameworks in the implementation of Smart Cities in the Gulf.The volume presents insightful analyses and identifies key lessons learned through case studies covering four main themes including smart city frameworks and governance, resources and infrastructure, information and communication technologies, and the social perspective. In doing so, the book provides policy recommendations related to smart governance, as well as overall frameworks that cities can adopt in their process of transition, and knowledge that is integral to bridge the gap between various stakeholders in the Smart City milieu. 
This edited volume comprises extended versions of papers presented at a workshop held at the University of Cambridge, UK titled “Smart Cities in the GCC: Current State, Opportunities and Challenges.”

About the authors

Wael A. Samad is a Mechanical Engineering faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai Campus. He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and the University of Wisconsin-Madison respectively. Dr. Samad is an active researcher in the broad area of solid mechanics, with his work published in journals such as Experimental Mechanics, Aerospace Science and Technology, and 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. His most recent research effort was in collaboration with Emirates Global Aluminum on improving the lifespan of ingot molds for a more sustainable aluminum production in the United Arab Emirates.
Elie Azar is a faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focus is on making the built environment more sustainable with a focus on human actions and energy use behaviors. His work is frequently published in books and leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, earning him multiple academic awards and distinctions.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Smart Cities in the Gulf: An Overview

    Samad, Wael A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Book Structure

    Samad, Wael A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-9

  • An Impact-Driven Smart Sustainable City Framework to Address Urban Challenges: Smart Dubai Experience

    Geray, Okan

    Pages 13-39

  • Development of a National Smart City Initiatives Framework for the Kingdom of Bahrain: A Blueprint for Successful Smart Cities

    Al-Ammal, Hesham M. (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Smart-Governments for Smart Cities: The Case of Dubai Smart-Government

    Badran, Ahmed

    Pages 59-82

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2011-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2010-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Cities in the Gulf
Book Subtitle
Current State, Opportunities, and Challenges
Editors
  • Wael Samad
  • Elie Azar
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Gulf Research Centre Cambridge
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2011-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2011-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2010-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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