Competitive Smart Cities through Healthy Decision-Making

Ori Gudes, Sarah Jane Edwards, Tan Yigitcanlar, 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 PublicationUSA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466684348
ISBN (Print)9781466684331
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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