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What is Competitive Cities

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics
Competitive cities sustain and offer its residents high standards of quality of life and place. As a result, it attracts more financial capital and business opportunities, which in turn, can be invested back into improving the city infrastructure and society well-being.
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Competitive Smart Cities through Healthy Decision-Making
Ori Gudes (Curtin University, Australia), Sarah Jane Edwards (The University of Western Australia, Australia), Tan Yigitcanlar (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), and Virendra Pathak (Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8433-1.ch003
This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities associated with planning for competitive, smart and healthy cities. The chapter is based on the assumptions that a healthy city is an important prerequisite for a competitive city and a fundamental outcome of smart cities. One of the major decision support systems to support healthy cities is e-health. This chapter focuses on the role of e-health planning, by utilising web-based geographic decision support systems. The chapter proposes the implementation of a novel decision system which would provide a powerful and effective platform for stakeholders to support access online information. This would also provide for better decision-making as well as empower community participation. The chapter highlights the need for a comprehensive conceptual framework to guide the decision process of planning for cities in association with opportunities and limitations. This chapter provides critical insights into using information science-based frameworks.
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