In January 2016 a research conference was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi on the theme of smart cities.

smartcitiesbook

The event, a joint venture between IIT Delhi, Swansea University, and Waterford Institute of Technology, delivered a packed programme of 34 presentations (whittled down from 50 submissions). 

Here the organisers offer up, in hardback, 15 of the best presentations, further reviewed and screened, to deliver content across four core themes:

  • The concept and perspectives through which research and development on smart cities can be viewed.
  • An exploration of the key needs of residents and how these can be serviced with an emphasis on needs analysis and better governance.
  • A focus on smart city planning and development with an emphasis on public…

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