Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 4(1), pp. 11–31, January, 2016.
Full Length Research
Bench-Marking, Sustainability and Governance Aspects of Smart Cities
Dr. A.N. Sarkar
Ex-Senior Professor (International Business) & Dean (Research), Asia-Pacific Institute of
Management, 3 & 4 Institutional Areas, Jasola (Sarita Vihar), New Delhi. E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 29 January 2016
benchmarking one can set standards of quality and attributes to compare
smart cities with each other based on various constructs and factors. In
recent years, there have been many approaches to benchmark smart cities.
Existing standards mainly focus on urban sustainability and resilience,
which demonstrate that smart city efforts are, or will be placed mainly
on these directions. The smart city concept is a powerful approach for
moving cities towards sustainability in an increasingly urbanised world.
Through the application of a sustainable and integrated development
approach, current sustainability limitations of the smart city concept
can be mitigated, leading cities to develop towards sustainability in a
more efficient and effective manner. For good governance city managers
are confronted with the challenge of balancing three overriding
concerns: achieving a high quality of life for all citizens, maintaining
economic competitiveness and protecting the natural environment. In
order to deliver on these challenges, advance technologies, including
ICTs, will have to be employed not only to increase the intelligence of
socioeconomic systems but also to establish incentive structures
promoting the creation of sustainable public value towards emerging
smart cities. The real smart city will have to learn how to reconcile
individual and collective needs, in other words to channel individual
aspirations towards the creation of value for society at large through
the attainment of economic, social and environmental objectives. In this
paper, we will discuss some of the important dimensions of
sustainability, benchmarking of laid down standards and governance
aspects of the Smart cities.
Cite This Article As: Sarkar AN (2016). Bench-Marking, Sustainability and Governance Aspects of Smart Cities. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(1): 11-31.