Competitive smart cities through healthy decision-making

Ori Gudes, Sarah Jane Edwards, Tan Yigitcanlar, Jung Hoon Han, Virendra Pathak

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466684348
ISBN (Print)146668433X, 9781466684331
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics


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