Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities

Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Environment & Agriculture for 2019.

Andrea Vesco (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy) and Francesco Ferrero (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 518
ISBN13: 9781466682825|ISBN10: 1466682825|EISBN13: 9781466682832|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8282-5


As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community.

The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Participation
  • Future Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Urban Green Areas
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Transportation Systems
  • Vehicle Electrification
  • Wireless Access Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Vesco and Ferrero present a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on contemporary research into the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of planned cities of the future. The editors have organized the twenty contributions that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to smart and sustainable cities, smart citizens and governance, smart cities, energy, mobility, and ICT, and a variety of other related subjects.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Andrea Vesco received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer and System Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in 2003 and 2009 respectively. After one year of post-doc with the Control and Computer Engineering Department as a member of the Computer Networks Group at the Politecnico di Torino, he joined the Networking Lab at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) in 2010. His research interests were on Quality-of-Service (QoS) over packet switched networks and wireless access networks. Moreover he carried out research activities on QoS over Network-on-Chip (NoC). After ten years of experience and several publications in the networking field, He had the opportunity to focus his researches on the Smart City subject in 2013. His research effort is currently spent on the role of ICT in planning, developing and managing Smart Cities, with particular focus on sustainable mobility and energy efficiency.Finally, he is a member of the IEEE and of the Smart City Stakeholder Platform EU http://www.eu-smartcities.eu
Francesco Ferrero holds a master's degree summa cum laude in Physics from the University of Turin. Since February 2012 he is heading the Smart City Strategic Program for Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB). Between 2010 and 2012 Francesco was responsible for ISMB of the Innovation Front End, a joint unit with the Politecnico di Torino in charge of technology transfer, knowledge management and relationship with businesses. From 2007 to 2010 he was a researcher and analyst in the Laboratory of Applied Banking Technology (a joint initiative of ISMB and the Intesa Sanpaolo bank), working on various R&D and technology intelligence projects in the fields of process transformation, customer experience and mobile payments & services. From 2005 to 2007 he was a researcher in the e-security laboratory, mainly with a focus on: P2P protocols, protection of critical infrastructures, encryption in embedded devices, security of routing protocols and activities of dematerialization for the PA. Francesco is a member of the ICT4Smart Cities working group of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform (http://www.eu-smartcities.eu) and of the World Smart Capital International Steering Committee (http://www.worldsmartcapital.net). He was a member of the jury of the Torino Startup Weekend (http://www.torino.startupweekend.org) in 2012 and 2013.